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 recognize. 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 realizes just how little she really knows about the man she loves.
Thanks to Tracy at Compulsive Readers Tours and Orbit Books for the invite on to the tour and copy of the new thriller by Jason Arnopp, Ghoster
This is a book that really piqued my interest, seeing some bits and pieces on social media, I jumped at the chance of taking part in the tour.
Kate Collins, an unlucky in love paramedic, decides to up sticks and relocate to move in with the new love of her life, Scott, a guy she came across on a dating app.
There is one problem though, when Kate arrives in Brighton, Scott isn’t there, everything is gone, all except for Scott’s mobile phone...
Kate decides to hack Scott’s phone leading to dire consequences...
I’m not completely sure how to describe this book, you definitely can’t pigeonhole it as a horror, or a thriller, it’s kind of a modern technological horror hybrid with some black humour, and plenty of creepy scares and spooks.
This is a book to disengage your brain before reading, or you will find yourself shouting at it at times, especially Kate’s naivety.
It's a deceptively quick read, a fascinating take on today’s life, when phones aren’t put down, dating apps are the standard tool to meet people now and the use of social media rampant, but it also delves into one person’s desperation not to be alone.
Massively quirky, it’s a well crafted, entertaining and very different take on our frantic modern lives.
I would recommend this to any reader who likes to a bit of a fright, and anyone one who likes to swipe right ....