Social media plays an important role in our lives. We post all of our moments for the world to see. Most people post anything from wedding pictures, a birth of a new baby, down to what restaurant they are eating at at that very moment. If you think about it, you really do not know who is really following your day to day life or what they might do with the information you easily provided to them. Your identity can easily be taken over by someone you know or by a random stranger. Maybe they are just using your pictures, or finding out when you are taking your next vacation so they can break into your home. You never know what people are capable of doing. I wouldn’t say that people are unaware of the dangers, but I do think they think something like this would never happen to them. COPYCAT really digs deep into the harsh reality of what it would be like if someone steals your identity.
Sarah Havenant, a successful doctor in Maine, is contacted by an old friend, Rachel Little. Rachel asks her which profile on Facebook is really hers. You see, there are two profiles for Sarah. One is real and one, well, is just not Sarah. All the information is real, the pictures are real, but Sarah only has one account. Why would someone make a Facebook account in her name and post her pictures? Sarah thinks nothing of it at first, thinking that maybe it was some error, that is, until strange things begin to happen to her and to her family. Does she have a stalker? It just sounds crazy, right? Sarah just can’t figure it out and she knows she isn’t losing her mind. Soon though, even her husband starts to doubt her. Sarah needs to get to the bottom of this before her world comes crumbling down around her.
COPYCAT is an intense psychological thriller with so many twists and turns that you will be staying up way past your bedtime biting your nails as the suspense keeps building and building. Just when you think you have it all figured out there goes another twist shooting your theory out the window. Alex Lake is a master storyteller. He really knows how to keep you guessing pretty much until the end of the story. The book did have a few faults, such as, using the word “said” way too much (which should have been picked up during the editing process). Honestly though, it did not take away from the plot or my enjoyment while reading. If you are looking for an edge of your seat, all nighter type of read then you can’t go wrong by picking up COPYCAT. I highly recommend it.