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Heartstream

Narrated by: Beth Eyre, Imogen Wilde
Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
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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 realest, 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.

©2019 Tom Pollock (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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“Tense, twisty, breathlessly compulsive and brilliantly unpredictable.” (Katherine Woodfine)

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Another twisty tale from Tom Pollock

I took a while to get into this as I didn't particularly connect with the lives of either protagonist: not that they aren't well written and sympathetic, but insane online teenage fan culture and the heartstream itself are alien to me. However the wait for Cat and Amy's stories to connect was totally worth it, and it was a ripping ride to the conclusion.