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From the author of Truth Be Told (formerly titled Are You Sleeping)—now an Apple TV series of the same name—comes a cautionary tale of oversharing in the social media age for fans of Jessica Knoll and Caroline Kepnes’s You.

Everyone wants new followers…until they follow you home.

Audrey Miller has an enviable new job at the Smithsonian, a body by reformer Pilates, an apartm
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published February 25th 2020 by Gallery Books
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Dita
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes the only reason I leave my house is so that when someone asks about my day I don't have to say, "NetGalley, Goodreads and avoiding responsibilities".

Today is not that day!! I tore into this like it was my job and I loved every crazy minute of this book. Kathleen Barber, I will follow you straight to Crazy Town anytime!

5 Stars!! This is one of the best books I've read in awhile!

Thank you to Kathleen Barber, Gallery, Pocket Books, and NetGalley for giving me this ARC in exchange for an h
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Meredith
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
3.5 stars

A guy becomes obsessed with a girl. He stalks her online and takes extraordinary measures and extra creepy steps to learn everything about her. He will do whatever it takes to insert himself in her life and make her his own. Sound familiar?

While Follow Me is quite similar to You, it is not a copy cat. There are enough differences that make it interesting to read.


Someone is stalking Audrey, a social media influencer who posts EVERY element of her life online. The reader doesn’t know wh
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Nilufer Ozmekik
Oct 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Four welcome to attention seekers world don’t have any problem to bring their stalkers into their own lives because main motto of own the social media obsessed fakers’ is: “If it doesn’t kill you, it makes you interesting” stars!

You know, one of my favorite musical’s theme song: (the beginning of my addiction to move like Travolta and drink like Jagger) was Grease’s “Four Season”. But I’m changing words and adapting to our new introvert, artificial, faking people whose face glued to their phone
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Deanna
Feb 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, 2020
My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...

I gravitate towards books that have anything to do with social media so there was no doubt I was going to be reading this book.

“What doesn’t kill you makes you more interesting”

Audrey Miller is a popular Instagrammer. She loves sharing her life with her many followers. Audrey has just moved to Washington, DC to start her dream job as Social Media Manager at the Hirshhorn Museum. Her friend Cat invites her to stay in her
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Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill
Holy flipping crap! This book is creeeeeptastic! I can't believe I waited this long to read this book. Sure it just came out but had I known what I know now I would've jumped on this ARC the second I got it. Okay, okay, you get it.....but I LOVED this book.

Part of the reason I loved this book so much was the author's style of writing. I love it when you crack open a book and you have never read the author before. I usually find myself either drawn to the writing style...or not. Well instantly I
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Kaceey
This book will have you thinking long and hard about how much of yourself you share on line. And if it doesn’t? Well, I warned you!💁🏻‍♀️

Audrey is a social influencer. With over a million followers on Instagram she posts anything and everything about her life on line. She’s literally made her life an open book, available for all her followers. And yes, for her Stalker!

A job opportunity of a lifetime takes her from her beloved New York City to Washington DC. But that’s OK! She considers it a smal
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Debra
Jan 26, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Ever feels as if someone was watching you? Ever come home and get the feeling someone has been there even though nothing has been taken?

Audrey Miller has everything - a job at the Smithsonian, a huge social media following and a stalker!

Audrey shares almost every moment of her life online, she is used to having fans, even creepy ones....until one day, one decides to walk into her life and make her his own.

Audrey has moved to Washington, DC and is working hard at impressing her boss, spending tim
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Liz
Jan 27, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Well, this is certainly a timely novel. Lately, the news has been filled with clips concerning folks taking control of other peoples’ webcams, baby monitors and the like, which is scary beyond belief. Kathleen Barber had an awakening when she stumbled on the subject on a legal advice website, which led to her writing this novel.

Unfortunately, this stalker book has been done before. And done better. I never felt that Audrey seemed like a real person, especially the idea that she would attract ev
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Susanne  Strong
Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: buddy-read, netgalley
3.75 Stars

Attention. Some people thrive on it and sometimes, it might just get you into trouble.

Just ask Audrey Miller. She’s hooked on Instagram and has more than hundreds of thousands of followers.

Her Insta account is how she got a job at the Smithsonian as a Social Media manager. One of the problems with Audrey is that she loves her followers and of course, they love her. Some, in fact, are obsessed with her. Too bad Audrey doesn’t take it seriously. That however is a problem that will be r
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Holly  B (semi-hiatus until Jan)
Instagram madness....

Anyone who has an instagram account will surely get some shivers after reading this book about the dangers of posting too much information. TMI

Audrey Miller had over a million subscribers (that is a lot of eyes!) The problem is that someone is watching her every move, following all her social media accounts and stories. This person knows where she lives, works and her favorite hang-out spots. Scary!

We get this mystery stalker's pov as he anticipates Audrey's every move. She
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Paige
Feb 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-thriller
Audrey posts her move from New York to DC on her social media account for her millions of followers to view, like, and comment on. After her move, she notices someone is commenting very specific things on her posts that only someone following her would know. She starts hearing things outside her apartment. Things escalate. Who is following her?
Wait, doesn't she want followers....?

Chapters alternate between Audrey, Cat, and Him. Audrey has the most chapters in the novel, and was certainly a naiv
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Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
Have you ever been scared or freaked out by social media? Do you worry about your privacy and the security of your personal data? I think many of us can relate, and Kathleen Barber’s newest book, Follow Me, addresses this type of scenario in a thrilling way.

“Everyone wants new followers…until they follow you home.”

Eek! That’s it in a nutshell. Audrey works at the Smithsonian, and puts it all out there. Oh, and the lock on her apartment door doesn’t work. She has no idea that moving to DC for thi
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Brenda - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews
"Self-absorbed to the point of boring," and "what doesn't kill you makes you interesting no stronger." That's has been my experience with social media and a bit with this story as well.

The premise to this story sounds like nothing new however Kathleen Barber does add something a little different here with our stalker that left me a bit rattled and putting a sticker on the camera for my computer. I am not easily rattled that way, so I have to applaud her for bringing that creep to the story for m
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Michelle
Audrey Miller is a woman that has it all including over a million followers on Instagram. She has a carefully curated life that she shares with all of her followers any chance she can get. To say she may be addicted to the attention is an understatement.

"The side effect of only showing the best and most beautiful bits of my life to everyone meant that I felt I couldn't reveal my messier, more complicated emotions to anyone other than a trusted few." <---- that's some first world problems ri
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Jasmine from How Useful It Is
This book is a great read and definitely hits home because I'm using social media everyday! I like reading Audrey's view. She's good at pretending she's brave or confident when she's laced with fear or anxiety. I like that she doesn't want to be a damsel in distress by relying on a guy for protection. I'm actually surprised that Audrey's job is not so glam for an Instagram public figure, but definitely a nice detail with her living area as compared to how she present herself online. The story wo ...more
Jayme
Dec 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This one kept me guessing to the end!
LITERALLY!
I still didn’t know how it would end at the 98%point!

Audrey Miller has hundreds of thousands of Instagram followers and has just landed a dream job at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC where she is tasked with generating interest for a new exhibit that will soon be opening...”The Life and Death of Rosalind Rose”

It is an exhibit of dioramas, based on a rising starlet’s murder.

But one of Audrey’s followers has become obsessed with HER.

Referred to
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Jayme
Dec 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars for keeping me guessing to the end!
LITERALLY!
I still didn’t know how it would end at the 98%point!

Audrey Miller has hundreds of thousands of Instagram followers and has just landed a dream job at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC where she is tasked with generating interest for a new exhibit that will soon be opening...”The Life and Death of Rosalind Rose”

It is an exhibit of dioramas, based on a rising starlet’s murder.

But one of Audrey’s followers has become obsessed with HER.

Ref
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Cristina Monica
I don't have to like someone to be curious about them. But I wasn't curious about any of these characters. They felt like stereotypes. I was curious about Audrey's career, but this is supposed to be a mystery/thriller and I'm supposed to feel intrigued/thrilled, not care if someone gets a promotion or not.
Kathleen
Sep 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I'm biased, of course, because I wrote this book, but I love it and really hope that you do too!
Bridgett
Apr 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
'My favorite image was of her standing on a beach, her milky-white skin glowing against her black crochet bikini. She was partially turned away from the camera, her body angled toward the ocean behind her, her eyes looking straight through the screen into mine. One hand restrained her flowing hair, the other was extended to the camera, beckoning, as if to say, Follow me.'

I LOVED this book, friends. LOVED it. In fact, I'm giving it 4.5 stalker-ish stars!

A cautionary tale about the perils of
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Erin Clemence
Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads, kindle
4.5 stars rounded up

Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review.

Expected pub date: Feb 25, 2020

Audrey Miller is an Instagram “influencer”, and has recently moved to DC to take on a job as social media manager for a huge new artwork installation at the Smithsonian. However, she also has an apartment with a broken lock, and a creepy stalker. With her entire life online, her admirer is able to follow her wh
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DeAnn
Dec 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
4 chilling stars

I quite enjoyed this one! How much do you share on social media? This book may make you rethink all of it . . .

This one features Audrey, who is an Instagram star with a million followers and she documents all her daily activities. Her professional life also involves social media, promoting exhibits at the Smithsonian. She’s so busy online, she doesn’t notice that someone is watching her every move. She’s recently moved to DC for this new job and trying to make a place for hersel
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Tina
This book makes you think a lot about the social media age we are all in. Audrey has a very big following on instagram. Does she really know every person that follows her? No. Does she know if any of those people could be mentally unstable? No. Does she share far too much private information? Yes. Enter perfect stalker material.

For the most part this was a good and enjoyable read but it was not a "knock it out of the park" type thriller either. Parts of the book seemed a bit mundane to me and I
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Judy
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Anyone using Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc. will take a step back and consider carefully what they are posting after reading this book. It is dead-on relative to all social media users.

Audrey's entire life revolves around social media and she has built her career on it. She has over a million followers and has obtianed a job at the Smithsonian handling the social media for an upcoming art exhibit. But unknown to Audrey, she has a stalker who has been following her social media for years and
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Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Seriously twisted book!
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This author was sure able to get under my skin. She set up a perfect story loaded with all of the creep factor.

* A questionable apartment.
* Weird neighbor.
* Strange friend.
* Stalkers.
* New job with a weird event.
* Social media “influencer” that everyone knew too much about.
* Old boyfriend has been pining away for her.
* Even her new boyfriend was a bit odd.

We had so many options it was hard to determine just who exactly was the culprit. Who wants Audrey
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Dennis
Love, love, LOVED Kathleen Barber's upcoming psychological thriller, Follow Me . This book is the 2020 Instagram version of Caroline Kepnes' YOU, so if you enjoy that book or Netflix series, buckle up because Miz Barber's got something wicked coming your way this year.

The story focuses on two friends, Audrey Miller and her best friend Cat. Audrey accepts a new career that will relocate her to Washington DC, but her favorite hobby is her social media following. Living in New York, Audrey has b
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Kelly (and the Book Boar)
Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/

3.5 Stars



But people like Audrey would make you believe they are. Pushing a million followers and a new gig curating the social media behind an upcoming art exhibit’s release at the Smithsonian, Audrey has manufactured an enviable lifestyle for the masses on social media. Maybe she has put too much of her life out on the interwebs. Unexpected flower deliveries might be a little creepy when only a couple of people are supposed to kno
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Amy
Dec 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Where are my You fans at?! If you like creepy and unsettling stalker stories you have GOT to read this one! Have you ever thought about exactly what you share on social media? Most of us post somewhere online daily, but have you ever really thought about the dangers of over sharing online? Or the fact that if any of youraccounts are public you have no idea who may really be watching your every move? CREEPY AF I told you! If this book doesn’t make you think about your own online presence I don’t ...more
Kathi Defranc
Nov 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thanks to Bianca Salvant @simonandschuster.com and Netgalley for the opportunity to read this precautionary tale of folks who put their Whole life on social media!! You Never know exactly Who is 'following' you, how close they feel to you, and how close they Really Are!!
Audrey basically lives just to post amazing photos of her life- likes,where she Is, what she is doing, and how she feels about anything she comes across- on her Instagram feed. Even when she has to set things up so they look gr
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Carol (Bookaria)
Audrey Miller is an instagram influencer with about 1 million followers, what she did not expect is to be stalked obsessively to the point where she fears for her safety.

The book is narrated from different points of view, one is Audrey, the other one is Cat (Audrey's best friend), and the last narrator is "him". "Him" is Audrey's stalker and she suspects the this person could be anyone close to her.

The novel takes place, mostly, in Washington D.C. and moves at a fast pace. I enjoyed it, and the
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Kathleen Barber’s first novel Truth Be Told (formerly published as Are You Sleeping) is the inspiration for the Apple TV+ series of the same name, produced by Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine and starring Octavia Spencer and Aaron Paul. Kathleen was raised in Galesburg, Illinois, and is a graduate of the University of Illinois and Northwestern University School of Law. She lives in Washington, D ...more

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