Copycat by Alex Lake is a chilling contemporary psychological thriller. It messes with the minds of both the characters and the reader. As I read, I was unsure – what was reality? What was imagined? What was really going on?
Copycat was marvellously written. It had an incredible plotline. The reader heard a voice from ten years earlier, witnessed the story being told in the third person and heard the menacing first person voice. As I read, I searched for clues – who was the menacing one? Male? Female? Real? Imagined? More questions than answers.
The reader is drawn into the world of the main character. We ‘see’ and ‘experience’ life through their eyes, all the while questioning their sanity? Are we witnessing a slow decline? Is the person really who they say they are?