Heart Shaped Bruise was one of my favourite books of 2012, so I was super excited to receive a copy of Tanya Byrne’s second novel ‘Follow me Down’.
When sixteen year old Adamma Okamma, the daughter of a Nigerian diplomat and is sent to Crofton College, a boarding School in rural England she immediately becomes best friends with Scarlett. Their friendship is intense and the two appear inseparable until Adamma gets close to Scarlett’s boyfriend. Scarlett is the popular girl at school and most pupils seem to take her side.
At the same time, there are strange incidents being reported in the nearby forest. Nobody seems to take them seriously, much to Adamma’s dismay, until Scarlett disappears. As Adamma tries to unravel the mystery of Scarlett’s disappearance she starts to uncover some shocking details about Scarlett, her other school friends and even Crofton itself.
I was hooked from the very first page of this book and loved the way that the plot jumps backwards and forwards in time. It will keep you guessing and guessing right until the very end, so much so that i literally could not put it down. This is another outstanding novel from Tanya Byrne, it has a bit of everything romance, mystery, crime and lots of suspense. I already want to read it all over again!
An amazing read that will definitely be one of my top books of 2013. I would recommend it for both young adults and older readers.
Thank you to Headline for sending us a copy to review.