The unputdownable new thriller from the bestselling author of After Anna

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Pub Date 07 Sep 2017 | Archive Date 01 Apr 2022


The gripping psychological thriller from the Top 10 Sunday Times bestselling author of After Anna, Seven Days and The Choice.Imitation is the most terrifying form of flattery…

Which Sarah Havenant is you?

When an old friend gets in touch, Sarah Havenant discovers that there are two Facebook profiles in her name. One is hers. The other, she has never seen.

But everything in it is accurate. Photos of her friends, her husband, her kids. Photos from the day before. Photos of her new kitchen. Photos taken inside her house.

And this is just the beginning. Because whoever has set up the second profile has been waiting for Sarah to find it. And now that she has, her life will no longer be her own…

What readers are saying about Copycat

‘Tense and compelling, it’ll have you hooked throughout!’

‘I was gripped right from the very beginning'

‘You will not be able to put this book down!!'

‘Among the best three thrillers I have ever read

‘A very special thriller, one that I will not forget in a long time

‘A rollercoaster of a ride’

Creepy and satisfying in every way'

‘I am so impressed with this author’s storytelling'

‘A marvellous read, definitely to be devoured with the light on'

‘A brilliantly written story that will have you hooked and keep you up reading late into the night'

The gripping psychological thriller from the Top 10 Sunday Times bestselling author of After Anna, Seven Days and The Choice.Imitation is the most terrifying form of flattery…

Which Sarah...

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I really liked this book a lot, read it whilst on holiday and I couldn't put the bloody thing down and ended up getting sunburnt!!!! Yes it's that good lol.

So basically sarah finds out she has 2 Facebook accounts yet she's only opened one of them, the other account has up to date photos of her and her kids and even shots from inside her house that she hasn't taken or posted. Then some other weird stuff goes and and her life got overtaken by trying to figure out who her "stalker" is.

I found this book fast paced and I loved the little twists and turns it through out at you at intervals. It was a creepy read and had me on the eve of my seat. She has no idea who is making her life hell and suspects everyone even her husband.

It's a truly great read I can't say much more or I'll spoil it for everyone else. I've not read any other books by this author but I can't wait for more and will be recommending this book to all my friends.

Top read a must buy ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

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I really enjoyed this book it had a good story and I didn't work out what was happening until the end, which I was also unprepared for. A definite must read.

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When an old high school friend contacts Sarah Havenant via Facebook and asks to meet as she is moving back to their hometown of Barrow, Sarah is only too happy to oblige, but a throwaway comment makes her question her own sanity.

Is this the right account for you or is it the other one?

Sarah only has one Facebook account. Or so she thought.

Sarah decides to investigate and discovers a duplicate facebook profile in her name. One that she had no hand in setting up.

When she discovers that the owner of the account has posted recent pictures of her and her family, Sarah is rightly, freaked out. Initially dismissive of the account, Sarah's husband thinks she has just forgotten about setting it up.

But Sarah knows that she did no such thing. As she delves deeper into the mystery, determined to find the culprit, things soon escalate out of control; Sarah thinks her family is in danger and her husband thinks she is losing it.

Copycat is one of those novels that I don't want to say too much more about, I think you really need to go Sarah's journey right there alongside her.

Copycat is genuinely terrifying in that I’m not sure you’d have to be as mentally unstable as the perpetrator in this novel to set up a fake social media account and use it against somebody. Sure there are means of reporting these thing, but if you genuinely have no idea who’s behind it, then you have no proof to take to the police should things escalate...

Should you be brave enough, Copycat is a thrilling read with an ending that I never saw coming in a million years!

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I loved this book. It was thrilling and had me guessing for the most part of the story. I seriously couldn’t stop reading and put the book down. I felt like riding on a roller coaster with all the ups and downs and twist and turns the story was making. Never sure what would happen next. I like that in a book. And I liked that the one person Sarah didn’t like - her mother-in-law, was saving the day. What a bittersweet ending. The ending though.... Since I don’t like open endings, I had a hard time with this one and it’s the only thing I would change. Apart from that it’s a book I really recommend to everybody looking for a well written psychological thriller. I chose to read this book and all opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased. Thanks to NetGalley and HarperCollins UK!

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Intensely disturbing, and irresistible. Made me question many things, and in particular the way people behave on social media. This is a tale of trolling at a pathological level. Do NOT read if you are feeling vulnerable, paranoid or unsupported in any way...

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Copycat is a psychological thriller that had me riveted from the first few pages. The novel is set in a small American town, a friendly community where many of the inhabitants have known each other most of their lives. The story revolves around Sarah, a married mother of two children who is also a local doctor, apart from going away to college and to medical school she also has lived in the town all her life. Almost immediately in the book disconcerting and unsettling things begin to appear on Sarah’s social media accounts, strange emails are received and there is unnerving activity on her online accounts all which start to adversely affect her personal life, health, work and her family because Sarah doesn’t believe she is responsible for them – but could she be? The book builds up to a terrifying and shocking conclusion - I did have my suspicions as to the identity of the perpetrator but in no way did this spoil the anticipation of how the book would end. I thoroughly recommend Copycat — you will not be disappointed.

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