Review: Heartstream

2020, REVIEW

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Author: Tom Pollock
Pages: 352
Star Rating: ✪✪✪✪

Synopsis

I just wanted to see you. Before the end. A taut psychological thriller about obsession, fame and betrayal, for fans of Black Mirror. Cat is in love. Always the sensible one, she can’t believe that she’s actually dating, not to mention dating a star. But the fandom can’t know. They would eat her alive. And first at the buffet would definitely be her best friend, Evie. Amy uses Heartstream, a social media app that allows others to feel your emotions. She broadcasted every moment of her mother’s degenerative illness, and her grief following her death. It’s the most real, rawest reality TV imaginable. But on the day of Amy’s mother’s funeral, Amy finds a strange woman in her kitchen. She’s rigged herself and the house with explosives – and she’s been waiting to talk to Amy for a long time. Who is she? A crazed fan? What does she want? Amy and Cat are about to discover how far true obsession can go.

My Thoughts

I received this book from the BookBoxClub subscription box. I really enjoyed this one and it wasn’t anything I expected. I was surprised at how much I liked this one, I read half the book in one day and couldn’t put it down. 

The author touched on cyberbullying and how devastating this can be for the people on the receiving end. The little twist was something slowly became clear and wasn’t a big reveal either, which is something I actually really liked.

The way Tom Pollock writes makes you feel like you are there. Tom did the split time/storyline really well and I thoroughly enjoyed his writing, I enjoyed it that much I am going to have a look at some of his other books.

I would definitely recommend this to everyone to check out.

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