A spine-tingling YA thriller, based on a still-unfolding true story
by Kate Doughty
Amulet Books/Abrams, March 2021 (voir catalogue)
Instagram-famous triplets Cecily, Amber, and Rudy—the children of home renovation superstars—are ready for a perfect summer. They’ve just moved into the site of their parents’ latest renovation project when they begin to receive chilling messages from someone called The Follower. It soon becomes clear that this anonymous threat is more than a simple Internet troll, and he can’t wait to shatter the Cole family’s perfect veneer and take back what’s his. THE FOLLOWER examines the implications of what it is to be watched in the era of social media fame—as well as the lies we tell and the lengths we’ll go to uphold a perfect image, when our lives depend on it.
Kate Doughty graduated from the University of Virginia in May 2018 with a dual major in English and psychology. She lives and works in Washington, DC. THE FOLLOWER is her first novel.