Review | Copycat by Hannah Jayne

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Title | Copycat
Author | Hannah Jayne
Genre | YA Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller
Pages | 288 pages
Publisher | Sourcebooks FIRE
Release Date | July 3rd, 2018

Everyone is dying to read the latest book in the popular Gap Lake mystery series, and Addison is no exception. As the novels biggest fan, Addison is flattered when the infamously reclusive author, R.J. Rosen, contacts her, granting her inside information others would kill for.Β 

But when the most popular girl in Addison’s high school is murdered, Addison can’t help but think that life may be imitating fiction. And as other terrifying events from the book start happening around her, Addison has to figure out how to write her own ending -and survive the story.

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I have two words for anyone even considering this book – MUST READ! I’m a simple girl. I love mysteries. I love Hannah Jayne. And Copycat is possibly some of the best of Jayne’s work, if that is even possible. When this book became available, I just knew that I was going to love it. Anyone who wants a thrilling read will adore this story.

Addison is the book nerd that we all are. She’s obsessed with the murder mystery series of Gap Lake and will defend the books until the end of the Earth. It was interesting to see how she still continues the mysteries despite the strange similarities to the things happening around her. Perhaps what is more thrilling than Addison, is the true killers personality and their ability to hide behind their facade for so long. I loved how the murder was not who I expected – something that I find all too easy to predict in modern young adult fiction.

Not once did I find this book boring. From the minute I opened the book and finished it, I was wanting more. I still want more, even though the book is a standalone novel. The sheer thrill of the book and the excellently fluid writing style from Jayne will have this being a book I remember for a while. As I adore this genre, I always run the risk of falling into similar story plots where the ending just become too easy to foresee.

I love Hannah Jayne’s writing, and I am more than stoked to see what she produced next. For now, I think I’ll be revisiting some of her older classics in anticipation for the next one.

5 stars

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