#FollowMe for Murder – ARC Book Review

#FollowMe for Murder: A Trending Topic Mystery (Trending Topic Mysteries Book 1) by [Sarah E Burr]

Title:- #FollowMe for Murder

Author:- Sarah E Burr

Date published:- will be published on 15th February

No. of pages:- 300

Genre:- Mystery

Rating:- 3/5 stars

Murder is about to go viral for social media influencer Coco Cline.

After selling a tech startup to Facebook in a multi-million-dollar deal, blogger Coco Cline has returned to her hometown of Central Shores, Delaware to launch her own social media consulting firm. Her new clients, Sean and Olivia Chen, are ten days away from the grand opening of their specialty consignment shop when Coco stumbles across their assistant Stacy dead behind the register.

Worried that a cloud of suspicion will ruin their chances of a successful business launch, the Chens ask Coco to work alongside the inexperienced Central Shores police to speed up the investigation. Using her celebrity status and social media savviness, Coco realizes Stacy’s seemingly ordinary life was all an act. Following a trail of cryptic online posts, confusing timelines, and muddied gossip, Coco and her friends discover Stacy’s questionable relationships just might be the reason for her untimely demise.

I thought the cover looked cute and that it was another one of those series of cozy mystery series. This is the first book of the Trending Topic Mysteries.

A famous blogger, Coco Cline returns back to her hometown, in Central Shore to start up her own social media consulting firm. One of her clients is Sean and Olivia Chen who are going to be celebrating a grand opening of their store–but when Coco stumbles into the store, she comes across the dead body of their assistant, Stacy. Using her influence, Coco sets about finding the killer only to find this innocent assistant doesn’t seem to be that innocent at all…

This book to me was OK–not really good, but it wasn’t that bad either. Some parts of the story was boring, and I thought this sounds a bit like spoilt kids, kind of like I am watching Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars in the book. The characters particularly the main one didn’t really warm up to me and the story was in Coco’s perspective. However, towards the middle of the book, the story got teeny weeny interesting. The ending was predictable and expected. Not much twists and turns, not fast paced either.

This is an OK thriller but if you are into books about bloggers as a main character, then this one is for you–worth three stars.

Many thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

Sarah E. Burr lives near New York City. Hailing from the small town of Appleton, Maine, she has been dreaming of being Nancy Drew since she was a little girl.

There’s always murder and mystery in the works for Sarah. #FOLLOWME FOR MURDER, first in the Trending Topic Mysteries, shines the spotlight on a social media PR expert after she discovers a dead body in her clients’ store, forcing her to untangle a web of secrets in her small, beachside town. This title arrives on February 22, 2022, from Level Best Books.

Sarah is the author of the new paranormal cozy mystery YOU CAN’T CANDLE THE TRUTH, first in the Glenmyre Whim Mysteries. Readers are introduced to candle shop owner Hazel Wickbury. Hazel has a secret. She knows when someone is going to die. This power, known as a “whim,” helps Hazel uncover a murder in her small, storied town. Together with her aunt, Hazel aims to shine a light on the killer before they snuff her out.

INNOCENCE IMPRISONED is the latest adventure in the Court of Mystery series, featuring her fearless heroine, Duchess Jacqueline Xavier, first introduced in “The Ducal Detective Mysteries.”

When she’s not spinning up new stories, Sarah is off seeing Broadway musicals, reading up a storm, video gaming, and enjoying walks with her dog, Eevee. She is represented by Blue Ridge Literary Agency.

Visit her website at http://www.saraheburr.com. Stay connected with Sarah and receive free stories, be the first to learn about book news, book deals, and more by signing up for her

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