Here is the concluding chapter in the FOLLOW ME BACK duology!
Thanks to Sourcebooks FIRE for the free advanced copies in exchange for our honest reviews.
TELL ME NO LIES – A.V. Geiger (out now)
I highly recommend picking up book one – FOLLOW ME BACK – before starting this one. You can see my thoughts on book one here!
Chandra’s Thoughts: 3.5/5 stars
If there’s one thing I can say about this duology is that it is ADDICTIVE. The way it’s written, in police transcripts, tweets, Snapchat DMs, view points of Tessa and Eric – this keeps you turning the pages. I read book one back in April on a flight and could NOT put it down. This book did the same. I started it last night and stayed up late to finish it. The format, the writing and the storyline does keep you wanting more.
I didn’t find this one QUITE as compulsive as the first one. It was a bit of the same but now with a different “villain” and a new way to communicate. I will say one thing – it certainly has me looking at my electronic devices and wondering about who might be watching me while I don’t know. Technology is amazing but also scary in this day and age. I do appreciate how Geiger brings in a new look at Blair in this book compared to book one. You’ll have to read them to know what I’m talking about. No spoilers here.
If you want a fast paced and easy read about today’s obsessiveness with social media, pop stars and the scary side to technology, this is a great read for something that could be all too realistic. While there were definitely some ok ok ok… AGAIN moments, I thoroughly enjoyed this. It kept me up and I read this in one sitting.
I look forward to more from Geiger and am satisfied with this duology as I think it ended where it needed to.
My Thoughts: 5/5 stars
After flying through book one, FOLLOW ME BACK, I couldn’t wait to grab book two! TELL ME NO LIES was just as addictive as it’s predecessor. I highly recommend reading book one, otherwise you’ll be very lost while reading the final chapter in this duology.
I can’t give away too much of the plot simply because I don’t want to ruin anything from book one. What I will say is that we are back with Tessa Hart after her days of Twitter and fangirling over Eric Thorn, a hugely popular pop star. She has sworn off the app, but hey, Snapchat is safer to use, right?
I love the use of social media in these books. The obsession that it can become and the role is plays in so many lives – this is how we stay connected and how people can feel like they know celebrities. At what point is it dangerous to be so present on social media? Geiger does a great job keeping up the suspense by having short chapters, bits of Snapchat and Twitter conversations, and then the police interrogations.
If you want a binge worthy thriller series, then I highly recommend picking up the FOLLOW ME BACK duology! I read both of these in two sittings and couldn’t believe how fast they went.
This was a fun series, and I’ll always love seeing how authors incorporate modern technology and social media into these kinds of thrillers.