Follow Me Down
Mia has built a life for herself far from the small town where she grew up. But she is forced to return home when her brother goes missing. Once the golden boy of the community, Lucas has disappeared the same day as the body of his student is pulled from the river. Unable to reconcile the media’s portrayal of Lucas as a murderer with her own memories of him, Mia is desperate to find another suspect. But if Lucas is innocent, why did he run?
Follow Me Down is an absolute must for your Summer reading list. Suspenseful, tense and shocking, it has by far surpassed all of my expectations. I’d read lots of good reviews from bloggers whose opinions are always spot on, so I was very excited to read this! And suffice to say, they were spot on once again. This book is absolutely brilliant. From it’s cast of characters to its twisting plot, all elements conspire to make this one explosive read.
Mia Haas’s brother is missing. And after years of keeping her distance from the place she grew up, Mia returns home to the rumours of murder. On the day of Lucas’s disappearance, the body of a young student is found. One of Lucas’s pupils. And if only the guilty run why has Lucas disappeared? The whole town turned against her and her brother, Mia begins to investigate the people and series of events that surround the case in a bid to prove her brother’s innocence. Or so she believes. But as she delves into the secrets that the town harbours, the past that she tried so hard to push from her life, begins to resurface.
Follow Me Down is told in the first person narrative and so throughout this book, we are given a very clear view of what Mia believes, her doubts and fears, her unbreakable belief and faith that her brother is innocent of murder. And then to add to the mix, we are asked why someone would run if he were truly innocent. I found myself thinking ‘Is it him? Is it her? Who is it? Who did it?’ This book is very addictive!
The past of the two sibling – twins – plays a huge part in this story, their mother, their father, their upbringing. And all the way through is the underlying message that the twins are a unit, strong as one, together. And underneath the grizzly circumstances of the murder, I found the bond between the two of them quite endearing. Their characters jumped from the pages. I’m still thinking about them now.
Follow Me Down is brilliant! With a plot that gathers momentum, an array of characters who stick in your mind and an ending to knock your socks off, this is easily one of my favourite reads of 2017!
Sherri Smith’s fabulous writing and clever plot will swallow you into a world of secrets, deception and murder. An unforgettable novel!
Shocking. Addictive. Suspenseful.
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Huge thank you to Philippa Ward for my review copy!