Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Follow Me Down by Sherri Smith, a book that keeps you hooked from cover to cover! I’m delighted to share my review of this great new release.
From the back cover:
Mia never intended to go home again, but has no choice when her twin brother goes missing. Back to the people she left behind, the person she used to be, and the secrets she thought she’d buried.
Her brother Lucas, a popular teacher, has disappeared on the same day as the murdered body of one of his students was pulled from the river. Trying to wrap her head around the rumors of Lucas’s affair with the teenager, and unable to reconcile the media’s vicious portrayal of Lucas with her own memories of him, Mia is desperate to find another suspect.
All the while, she wonders, if he’s innocent, why did he run?
“They say only the guilty run…”
That caught my attention almost as much as the title and synopsis, I had a good feeling I’d like this book but Sherri Smith exceeded all my expectations with this one. To use a cliched phrase, it’s one of those books where you tell yourself ‘just one more chapter’ and before you know it, you’re over half way through the book!
The mystery surrounding Lucas’s guilt and his whereabouts makes for a thoroughly compelling read, and a lot of that is down to the character of Mia – enter my favourite kind of character – escaping events from the past, flawed yet likeable. In fact, the majority of the characters are deeply flawed, and that makes for entertaining reading!
Mia and Lucus did not have the easiest of upbringings but they survived. Mia moved away from their small town and is self-medicating to get by; Lucas, however, stayed and now he’s wanted for murder, Mia has no choice but to return and find out what happened to her brother. Smith wrote a great character in Mia, as the story progressed, I liked how Mia started to lose control but remained determined in her quest to find her brother. The story is narrated by Mia and you really warm to her character and will her on.
This book had twists and turns galore, and not one did I management to predict. If you’re looking for unlikeable characters, you’ll find a few in this book too! We’re given an insight into the twin’s upbringing and their relationship with their single mother, Mimi; seeing Mia come face to face with her past added a great subplot to this story.
Not dark in a haunting way but more in a ‘follow Mia down the rabbit hole’ kind of way. Follow Me Down is a psychological thriller wrapped up in a ‘whodunit’ mystery and I highly recommend this book!
This book is available to buy now from: Amazon UK
*My thanks to Titan Books for providing me with a copy of this book*
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