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This was more like a chick lit kind of a book initially where Kate Collins had been ghosted by Scott after she left her home and job and traveled many miles to live with him. All she found was a mobile phone and an empty house. And she needed answers. FAST. But then strange messages appeared on Scott’s phone and scratches on the door. What was happening?

My first book by Jason Arnopp, I too wanted to know the reason why Kate had been ghosted on such a dreadful manner. Having undergone the same myself, I wanted vengeance via the story. Kate was difficult to connect to, her obsession with social media went a bit too far.

I liked how the author insidiously introduced the eerie incidents happening with Kate. The mystery and ghostly sightings caused my thriller-y senses to tingle. Written in Kate’s POV, this was one winding road which dealt with social media obsession along with mystery of the missing boyfriend.

BUT WAIT!! The ending was so unexpected and freaking scary that I don’t think I breathed even once while reading the last couple of chapters. I loved it. Wow!!

A dialogue in the book…

Scott’s dead. You saw his ghost. His face, it had that vulnerable Tinder look.

I kept wondering what would a Tinder look, look like! Anybody?

I received a free ARC from NetGalley and publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

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Jason Arnopp is the author of the upcoming chiller-thriller novel Ghoster, The Last Days Of Jack Sparks (Orbit Books) and the co-author of Inside Black Mirror with Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones.

Arnopp wrote the Lionsgate horror feature film Stormhouse, the New Line Cinema novel Friday The 13th: Hate-Kill-Repeat, various official Doctor Who works of fiction (including the BBC audiobook Doctor Who: The Gemini Contagion) and script-edited the 2012 Peter Mullan film The Man Inside.

Jason Arnopp – author of acclaimed cult hit The Last Days of Jack Sparks – returns with a razor-sharp thriller for a social-media obsessed world. Prepare to never look at your phone the same way again . . .

Kate Collins has been ghosted.

She was supposed to be moving in with her new boyfriend Scott, but all she finds after relocating to Brighton is an empty apartment. Scott has vanished. His possessions have all disappeared.

Except for his mobile phone.

Kate knows she shouldn’t hack into Scott’s phone. She shouldn’t look at his Tinder, his calls, his social media. But she can’t quite help herself.

That’s when the trouble starts. Strange, whispering phone calls from numbers she doesn’t recognise. Scratch marks on the walls that she can’t explain. And the growing feeling that she’s being watched.

Kate refuses to leave the apartment – she’s not going anywhere until she’s discovered what happened to Scott. But the deeper she dives into Scott’s digital history the more Kate realises just how little she really knows about the man she loves.

Publication Date: 22nd October 2019

Publisher: Orbit

8 Responses

          1. I’m thinking… a seductive smirk with a raised eyebrow and toss in pursed ruby red lips as a taunt – let your naughty inner goddess lead 😉

          2. I like the red lips… I have no idea how to go about the seductive smirk. Maybe post vodka shots… I would some smirk 😏 😂😂

  1. HA! Well, that was a super review and definitely piques my interest. As for a Tinder look–with a “T”–really? according to my quick research, “Tinder is a location-based social search mobile app and Web application most often used as a dating service…” So you are right–how in the world would you project a Tinder look–can you smolder, Shalini?

    1. Smolder with anger? Perhaps
      Smolder with lust? No no no ways
      Smolder with a come hither look? I look like a clown at least my mirror said so 😂😂😂😂

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