Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Copycat” as Want to Read:
Copycat
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Copycat

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  2,788 ratings  ·  492 reviews
Your stalker is everywhere.
Your stalker knows everything.
But the real problem is that your stalker is you.


Sarah Havenant discovers–when an old friend points it out–that there are two Facebook profiles in her name.

One, she recognizes: it is hers. The other, she has never seen. But everything in it is accurate. Recent photos of her and her friends, her and her husband, her a
...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published September 5th 2017 by HarperCollins
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Copycat, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Copycat

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
3.81  · 
Rating details
 ·  2,788 ratings  ·  492 reviews


Filter
 | 
Sort order
Paromjit
Aug 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
This a strange, sinister and disturbing psychological thriller from Alex Lake set in Maine. Rachel Little used to go to school with Sarah Havenant but hasn't seen her for years. She is moving back to Barrow and sends her a friend request on Facebook, asking Sarah which is the real her. It transpires there are two profiles for Sarah, one that is hers, and another with factually correct details and photographs of Sarah's family and her home. This unnerves Sarah, as she wonders what is going on, wh ...more
Gary
Aug 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this psychological thriller by Alex Lake, the novel is full of twists and the pace of the story keeps you wanting to read more. I had previously read and enjoyed 'After Anna' by the same author so I had high expectations and I wasn't disappointed.
The lead character Sarah Havenant, discovers she has a stalker who is going one step further by completely taking over her identity. The stalker assumes Sarah's identity by setting up a fake email and Facebook accounts complete with per
...more
Jasmine from How Useful It Is
About: Copycat is a psychological thriller written by Alex Lake. It will be published on 9/5/17 by HarperCollins, paperback, 416 pages. The genres are psychological, thriller, and fiction.

My Experience: I started reading Copycat on 8/19/17 and finished it on 8/25/17. This thriller is an excellent read! It’s an adrenaline rush to read about stalking and someone impersonating to be you. I absolutely love to hear the bad guy’s (using guy as a general term) confession. It’s always delicious to know
...more
Rachel Hall
Dec 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
Less psychological thriller, more a prescient warning about the dangers of an era in which people so willingly share swathes of personal information online, Copycat is the third novel from Alex Lake. Social media has spawned a raft of psychological thrillers in recent years, largely due to its obvious potential for misuse and Copycat focuses on such a situation. Sarah Havenant is a thirty-eight-year old doctor and a mother of three who has returned with her dependable British husband, Ben, to he ...more
Joce (squibblesreads)
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was ok
I reviewed COPYCAT in a video at this link!

I found the last 30% to be condensable to maybe 5-10% of the total page count, repetitive and didn't help me build any suspense. Also, there were some character inconsistencies with the protagonist, the main "suspect" (I guess), and the protagonist's husband. The writing was also nothing to write home about (no pun intended). Overall, very underwhelmed.
Aditi
“He who searches for evil, must first look at his own reflection.”

----Confucius


Alex Lake, a British novelist, has penned a subtly gripping psychological thriller called, Copycat that is centered around a well established doctor, wife and mother of three kids whose life takes a wild turn when one of her college friends moves back to her hometown who informs her about the fake profile that someone has been using under that doctor's name. Not only that, things get more weird, when the Facebook p
...more
Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm
https://www.beckiebookworm.com/

 photo 562405f34774a94ed002a1e32f03c5d9_zpsbdwifgmo.jpg

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟STARS
OMG!!!! I bloody loved Copycat By Alex Lake. It was one of those books that when you pick it up it's practically impossible to put back down.
And this is what actually happened to me, I decided to read the first couple chapters at midnight to get a feel for it and Wham!!! that was it, I finished in the early hours of the morning, couldn't put it down, it was such addictive reading. a real page-turner.
So the story is about Sarah
...more
Zuky the BookBum
Aug 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sometimes you come across a really easy to read and exciting thriller novel, that doesn’t take up too much head space, and is alotta fun… Copycat is exactly that! This one really helped me out of a reading slump, hallelujah!

I can’t turn around to you and say this is the most menacing, gripping and terrific thriller I’ve ever read, but I can say that it’s worth picking up if you’re looking for a non-challenging but exciting read.

The characters in this one are nicely developed, but there was a bit
...more
Christine
Sep 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Copycat is a super story about revenge. It is the latest psychological thriller from Alex Lake. This is a story that I had fun with, even though it was another one that I guessed whodunnit early on. You can’t beat a good pyscho at work!

We meet the woman who has it all. Sarah has three children, a British husband and works as a GP (family doctor) in a lovely part of the States. Her perfect life starts to disintegrate. Someone has an identical Facebook profile to hers. Sarah realises this, but doe
...more
Danielle (The Blonde Likes Books)
I was really excited to read Copycat after reading Killing Kate by the same author earlier this year. The premise really intrigued me, and I’m a huge fan of books involving stalkers, so I loved that aspect.

That said, I felt like quote of the book dragged on too long. The book starts with our main character Sarah finding a Facebook account that has pictures of her life, but it’s not her account. Soon, letters start showing up in her life that have her handwriting, but that she didn’t write. Is s
...more
Susan
Oct 20, 2017 rated it did not like it
I'm apparently the black sheep on this one. I found this story so boring and completely lacking in suspense. It was obvious who the stalker was right from near the beginning. The main character was unrealistically oblivious what should have been very clear. Her reactions to each incident were so idiotic that I found it hard to believe. I would think a doctor would have a tiny bit of common sense. About 70% through the plot became so ridiculous that it was painful to finish.

I listened to the aud
...more
Sam (Clues and Reviews)
Earlier this year, I read Killing Kate, a thriller written by Alex Lake. I really ended up enjoying it so I instantly went to Kindle and downloaded After Anna, another title by the author. Needless to say, when I found out that Copycat, the newest release by Alex Lake, was coming out this month, it went to the top of my TBR pile!

The book was written extremely uniquely, which I loved. Written in parts, the first is told in alternating chapters between Sarah, a doctor who finds out she is being s
...more
Bookread2day
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
From the best-selling author of After Anna comes the brand new psychological thriller Copycat. I can tell you Psychological thriller lovers that Copycat is very creepy indeed. It gets even creeper page after page. Karen a mom of two boys went missing after leaving a bar. Sarah Havenant hadn't seen Rachel Little for over a decade, but there on Sarah's Facebook was a friend request, from Rachel who Sarah went to high school with and is now moving back to Barrow.  Rachel has a creepy question for S ...more
DeAnna
Dec 07, 2017 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed this book up until the end, then I was sadly disappointed. I felt like the end was predictable and typical. I had been hoping for so much more. I feel like this book had a great story line and so much potential, but it just fell flat at the end. That is my opinion, but I saw another review by a friend that said they loved the ending, so what is a 3⭐ for me may be a 5⭐ for others. Happy reading!! ...more
Tracy Shephard
Aug 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
If ever there was a book that made you want to read the last few pages first..this is it.

Copycat is an electrifying suspense filled ball of tension and I loved it.

Sarah Havenant, discovers she has a stalker. But this is a stalker with a difference and they are pretending to be her.

Overtaking her life with emails and fake Facebook accounts, Sarah has a hard time keeping it together. Everything in her life, her husband, her children and her job is at risk from this unknown terrifying person reekin
...more
Amanda Howell
If I could rate these in sections, it would go like this...
Part 1 - 4 stars
Part 2 - 3 stars
Every single monologue chapter - 1 star. Or zero. Can that be a thing? Because that was seriously getting on my last nerve.

And the last 25% of the book was painful... if I wasn't doing this for a readathon, I wouldn't have finished. It's like once the baddie was revealed, nothing needed to work anymore. The dialogue could be ridiculous, the plot somewhat directionless...

The premise had promise, but unfort
...more
Laura von Eden
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, ng
Sarah lebt ihren Traum. Sie ist eine erfolgreiche Ärztin und lebt mit ihrem Mann und ihren 3 Kindern in einem beschaulichen Örtchen. Sarah ist jedoch sehr irritiert, als sie zufällig einen zweiten Facebook-Account unter ihrem Namen findet. Auf dem Profil finden sich private Fotos, die sie niemals gemacht hat. Nach kurzer Zeit ist das ominöse Profil gelöscht und Sarah glaubt schon fast an einen technischen Fehler. Doch die merkwürdigen Gegebenheiten häufen sich. Jemand verschickt in ihrem Namen E ...more
Kateryna
Jan 29, 2018 rated it liked it
One day Sarah discovers that she has another Facebook profile set up in her name that copies all the details of her life. When other odd things start to happen, she realizes that someone is messing with her life. I enjoyed this book up until the end, then I was sadly disappointed. It was obvious who the stalker was, but I was curious about 'why'. It was a thin reason, a stretch to destroy someone's life over, and I wasn't buying it. This book had a great story line, but the final part was dull a ...more
The Book Review Café
Aug 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Imagine if someone set up a fake Facebook profile in your name, not only that but they posted up to date photographs of your family and inside your home, and wrote things about your life, things only the closest people to you would know, I know it would seriously freak me out! This is pretty much the premise for Copy Cat. From the opening chapter when Sarah Havenant comes across her fake profile she soon realises it’s not an elaborate joke or a mistake, it’s deliberate, she has a stalker who wil ...more
Mandy White
Sep 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: audible
i was a bit disappointed with this book having loved the authors previous books. it seemed to drag on a bit and i found the main character a bit annoying. started off good but just didnt carry on.
Donna Backshall
I put off reading Copycat for almost a year, because the reviews said it was merely "good", not thrilling or life-changing or even great. How I wish now I'd gone with my gut and jumped on it when it was released! I give it five enthusiastic stars.

Copycat falls into the category of a currently popular type of mystery novel: a female character witnesses something that affects her personally, she tries to warn people and figure out what's going on, NO ONE BELIEVES HER, and her sanity circles the dr
...more
Carol Suraci
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
COPYCAT is a thriller you will not be able to put down...you will miss sleep and not do your chores! This is the second Alex Lake book I have read, and I was not disappointed. In fact, I can't wait for the next one.
Lisa Houston
Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I seen Alex Lake had brought out a new book, I couldn't wait to read it. Loved his last books very much.

This one started off so well. Sarah is happily married gp with 3 children. Perfect life, nice friends shes had since childhood. But then an old friend Rachel from school gets in touch and things seem to start going downhill. 1st a fake facebook page made in her name. Pictures she never took, whats going on? The plot thickens as it goes on. The book is told in 3 parts. The 1st 2 parts wer
...more
Laura Rash
Oct 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Unfortunately I had this book figured out by about 1/4 of the way into it. It had a few twists at the end that were unexpected that were entertaining.
Rachel Gilbey
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Completely spellbound from the first page as Alex Lake crafts an incredibly complex tale that keeps you guessing right until the end. I had many theories as I was reading it as to what was happening in Sarah, but was never going to guess the motivation, nor the complexities of the deception.

In the four to five hours I was reading Copycat, I completely lost track of the real world, I barely paused for breath, as I was so utterly gripped with the story that was going on.

It starts of relatively si
...more
Claudia
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved every second of this book! Each chapter keeps you on edge and makes you wonder what the f**k is going on! And those one page creepy chapters honestly spooked me. Even once you do find out what is going on, the suspense of how it will all turn out keeps you from putting this book down. Amazing!!👏
Siobhan
Sep 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Copycat falls into what I refer to as domestic thrillers. I’m sure there’s a much better, more legitimate, name out there, but in my mind they will always be domestic thrillers. All the drama and events surround the home life, with these books often following a mother as her life is turned upside down.

When it comes to my thriller reads, these are probably my least favourite. I appreciate them, I enjoy them, but I’d much rather a thriller that follows a police officer or someone else who gets cau
...more
Zara Garcia-Alvarez of The Bibliotaphe Closet Blog
The novel, Copycat, by Alex Lake begins with a taunting Facebook account impersonation of the book’s victim, Sarah Havenant, a wife, mother, and medical practitioner, whose life eventually careens into a nightmare catalyzed by her unknown abuser through fraudulent emails, texts, and communications on her behalf, which not only debilitate her, but confuse and bewilder her family and friends.

The narrative includes her heightened anxiety and growing frustration and fear, her husband’s growing doubt
...more
Angie Hay
May 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audible, 2018-books
I super enjoyed this psychological thriller! 4.5! When I read the reviews about this book I had high expectations but with a little reserve. It was nice to have a change in pace from a suspense-leave-you-bored, to this!

No one likes to be the victim of mind games, but when it starts to bleed into your family and they start to believe it, then something is truly wrong! Whether it be you or someone absolutely nuts!

I loved how articulate Alex was about each character. They were constructed just enou
...more
Angela
Oct 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Sarah Havenant is a little mystified when an old school friend sends her a message on Facebook asking which account to send her a friend request. Sarah only has one Facebook account so she searches for herself and finds two of her. At first, Sarah thinks one of her friends is playing a joke because all the photos on the fake page are of her close family and even within her own home, but these aren't pictures Sarah's taken and she hasn't even seen them before. It's got to be someone close until, ...more
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • The House on Rectory Lane
  • Idiot!
  • A Better Truth
  • Set Me Free (A Fugitive #2)
  • Twilight Nightmares
  • This Is How You Fall
  • Adrenaline Rush (Christy, #1)
  • Dead Girls
  • The Longest Silence (Shades of Death #4)
  • The Past Came Hunting
  • Watch Me
  • Exposed (Codename: Chandler, #0.2)
  • Last Seen Alive
  • The Buried (The Apostles, #2)
  • Married to a Stranger
  • Watched
  • The Birthday Girl
  • The Night She Died
311 followers
Alex Lake is a British novelist who was born in the North West of England. After Anna, the author’s first novel written under this pseudonym, was a No.1 bestselling ebook sensation and a top-ten Sunday Times bestseller. The author now lives in the North East of the US.
No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »
“There’s no point worrying about work, he’d say, adding his favorite quote: ‘worry is a dividend paid to disaster before it’s due’. You spend your time thinking about things that might never happen. It’s pointless. If it happens, figure it out. If it doesn’t, don’t worry about it.” 1 likes
More quotes…