Review: Nicci Cloke – Follow Me Back

Follow Me Back
Nicci Cloke

Aiden’s ex-girlfriend Lizzie has gone missing. Or maybe she’s been taken. Aiden is a prime suspect, or is he? There are so many potential perps that even he doesn’t know who he is talking to.

27799026Unbelievable! The number of hidden twists in this is epic, and I have no idea how the author kept them straight. It’s an interesting and relevant novel to these days – both in hiding your tracks and tracking others.

Aiden is such a satisfyingly unreliable narrator. Without his self deception the novel wouldn’t work at all. You get this sense that he is hiding something the whole time, and then when it comes out, it’s believable.

I don’t know whether I agreed that Aiden was a selfish bastard. I’m pretty sure Lizzie had a lot to do with it too. It’s not his fault he’s forgetful! Or that he is no good at feelings (was this because he was a football jock?).

The reality TV show issue complicated things nicely. I have trouble remembering that some people are superficial and awful, but I know that way too many of them are. Disgusting, the lot of them.

I’d like to know what Aiden’s stepfather had in mind in the long term. I can’t say more without giving away the plot, but see what you come up with.

I’m giving this 3 stars for being readable, but also not riveting. Sorry Aiden and Lizzie, most of the time your action was too slow for me to care too deeply.


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