Thursday, September 20, 2018

Eight thrillers that use social media to ratchet up the tension

At CrimeReads T.M. Logan tagged eight suspense novels that use social media to ratchet up the tension, including:
Cut to the Bone by Alex Caan

Ruby Day is a rising star of YouTube, a vlogger with a million teenage followers of her lifestyle tips and fashion advice. Ruby is also missing, and it isn’t until a video is posted online that her fans realize why: because the video shows her sprawled in the dirt, pleading for her life. Ruby’s army of fans are hysterical, the media are having a field day and as the investigation hurtles out of control in the glare of publicity, it becomes clear that the world of YouTube vloggers and social media is far darker than it appears. An excellent debut thriller that lifts the lid on YouTube stardom and explores the powerful cocktail of money, fame, and influence that fuels it.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue