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Copycat

By: Alex Lake
Narrated by: Karen Cass
Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (68 ratings)
Regular price: £12.99
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Summary

The gripping new psychological thriller from the best-selling author of After Anna and Killing Kate.

Imitation is the most terrifying form of flattery....

Which Sarah Havenant is you?

When an old friend gets in touch, Sarah Havenant discovers that there are two Facebook profiles in her name. One is hers. The other she has never seen.

But everything in it is accurate. Photos of her friends, her husband, her kids. Photos from the day before. Photos of her new kitchen. Photos taken inside her house.

And this is just the beginning. Because whoever has set up the second profile has been waiting for Sarah to find it. And now that she has, her life will no longer be her own....

©2017 Alex Lake (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

"You'll find it hard to fall asleep when the lights go out." ( Evening Standard)
"A nail-biting psychological thriller...maintains high suspense to the very end." ( Publishers Weekly)
"A fast-paced and highly suspenseful read that will leave readers looking over their shoulders." ( RT Book Reviews)

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Unfortunately predicable.

The worst part for me with this Audible was the narrator's TERRIBLE false American accent, it was truly awful. The book was, unfortunately, predictable and if I'm truly honest I was glad when it finished. The husband in the story was quite pathetic which was hugely frustrating. Sorry, would not recommend.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Unexpected twists! <br />

Really loved this book, broke into 3 parts, each part has unexpected turns and I LOVED IT. I'm usually picky when it comes to books, but I loved this.

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A good storyline.

A little slow in the beginning but it picked up after a while. The narrator needed to be a little more animated to make it more exciting. Overall a good read!

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Great story

Throughly enjoyed the story but really didn’t enjoy the narrator...... spoiled it...... ended up wishing I’d bought the book and read it myself instead of listening to it!?

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Copy cat

The book was geat until the last part of the book - the author dragged out the ending so much after you worked out who did it so much so I ended up fast forwarding the last half of the book . It took sooooooooooo long to get to the point I was bored. In the end I was right and the end itself didn’t make me want to read another of the authors books - I’ve read much better books and will get a refund for this one as part 1 was great the rest utter boredom drawn out storylines dragging every bit over about as slow as a snail - excruciatingly slow and long when relief came as I thought it was the end there was more in the end I fast forward to the end ... not impressed

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Copy Cat

Since it only downloaded 2 audio chapters i am very disappointed. Wouldn't recommend audible as had problems with my last download too.

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  • Mariam
  • 16-10-17

I highly recommend reading the physical book

I don't recommend listening to it though!

The pause between the chapters was long and I kept wondering if I stopped the book and had to check from time to time. The narrator was over acting and Ben the British cannot be speaking just like the Americans.

The part when Jean was strangling Sarah, she was reading it as if she was reading a recipe from a cook book!

When Sarah "died", what did Ben do to find her? He accepted that she is dead and did nothing? There was no body, why he didn't search for her?

Overall I loved the book and would like to listen to more of Alex Lake if it wasn't the same narrator.

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  • Dana
  • 19-09-17

Great intense story with lots of surprises!

What did you like best about this story?

What I liked best was trying to guess the villain and also trying to figure out why someone was doing this to Sarah. Also I loved how everything was accounted for and not left me hanging like other books do sometimes. All the clues are there - you just have to pay attention to the right ones!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I could feel Sarah's pain and confusion, and then later desperation! I was kinda disappointed in her husband Ben's reaction and treatment though - I would expect better from my own husband for sure!

Any additional comments?

Overall a great book - and the ending was great!

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  • melanie cannizzaro
  • 18-03-19

Good story, terrible narration

This was great and interesting and creepy - but the narrator should NEVER try an American accent. It sounded almost cartoonish and was hard to listen to. I stuck with it for the story though.

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  • Morgan
  • 18-03-19

Narrator Choice

I usually don’t write reviews as I feel that everyone is entitled to their own opinion of the book and just because I didn’t like it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. But the narrator choice in this book was... confusing. The main character is American, but they chose a British narrator, whose American accent was not good. I found the story line meh but it may also been because I’ve read too many psychological thrillers recently. If you’re someone who is highly distracted by narrator issues, don’t get this book

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  • lisa
  • 14-03-19

Amazing

This book was great right from the start! A little something different than the usual. Great domestic noir!

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  • Victoria
  • 14-03-19

Dismal

A so-so story. Not very original or well written. Actually I can’t think of a single redeeming thing. Well actually Perhaps the author is hoping this turns into one of Lifetime’s dreadful movies.

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  • Sheila S
  • 10-02-19

Well-written nonsense

I have read and (mostly) enjoyed other books by Alex Lake, but not this one. The storyline far exceeded my credibility limit and didn't involve me. Even the narration seemed off, with American characters sometimes speaking with British accents and sometimes with odd American intonatitons. On the positive side, I'm a fan of Alex Lake's crisp, flowing writing style. But I'd recommend that potential listeners select a different book by this author before using a credit on this one.

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  • jenn72beth
  • 08-02-19

awesome!

loved it...it was well written well thought out and well worth the listen! listen to this book!

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  • Mystical Lady
  • 20-01-19

Freaked me out

This book really had me thinking. People are crazy and you never know how far they'll go. Definitely a good story, narrator did a great job. Worth the money so don't pass this one by. 😀😀😀

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  • Whiplash
  • 11-12-18

very weak

First of all.. The Maine accent is a very unique accent so why they chose a British narrator who had the worst American accents I've ever heard is beyond me. Her high pitch tone was also really obnoxious. So 2 stars for the narration alone, at least for this particular book.

Now, onto the story line. I'm not sure if the bad guy was supposed to be as obvious as it was or not but I knew who it was really early on in the story so when it was revealed it was a major let down because the aha moment wasn't there. It was all very anticlimactic.

Lastly, the epilogue felt unfinished. Not unfinished in the sense of it left you wanting more but in the sense of why even bother with it because it added no value to the story what so ever. The whole book felt really juvenile.. I had hoped for more.