'Twisty, creepy and absolutely absorbing'
'A helter-skelter collision of social media and the supernatural. Hugely enjoyable' Chris Brookmyre
'A fiendishly smart exploration of obsession and social media addiction' Sarah Lotz
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 flat. 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 texts, 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 door that she can't explain.
And the growing feeling that she's being watched . . .
Jason Arnopp - author of The Last Days of Jack Sparks, a Radio 2 Bookclub pick - returns with a razor-sharp thriller for a social-media obsessed world. Prepare to never look at your phone the same way again . . .
Arnopp (The Last Days of Jack Sparks) once again provides a magnificently twisted and utterly unnerving tale that taps the rawest of our collective fears about social media. When Kate Collins first saw Scott Palmer's face on Tinder, she knew he was going to be unforgettable. Now, after a whirlwind romance, she is moving in with him. But two days before her arrival, Scott breaks all contact, and Kate arrives to find his flat utterly empty except for his smartphone. Bereft, furious, and desperate for the truth, Kate breaks all her own strict rules regarding social media and hacks into Scott's phone. But rather than finding answers, Kate only unleashes more mysteries: strange phone calls that whisper chilling messages, gouges in the apartment's door, and sightings that speak to a much deeper conspiracy than a simple disappearance. Arnopp uses a straightforward premise and rich sensory details to create a deceptively believable world before rocketing readers into a maelstrom of uncertainty and dread that is difficult to escape. Genuinely unsettling and oddly provocative, this is a weird and worthy addition to Arnopp's growing canon.