“I Know You” is a book about how social media can become your worst nightmare. It is about a woman who craves friendship in a new country. She is pregnant, alone much of the time while her husband works, and trusting. And that trust and need for friendship blinds her to other people’s intentions.
You trust her.
That picture you just posted on Instagram? I’ve seen it.
The location you tagged? I’ve been there.
You haven’t been careful enough, have you?
Because I know all about you.
But when I meet you, I won’t tell you that.
I’ll pretend. Just like you do.
You’ll like me though. You’ll trust me enough to let me into your life.
And then I’ll destroy it.
I really enjoyed this book. It laid bare all the chances we take when we put our lives on social media. You never know who is watching you, how much they know about your daily life.
But really the answer is quite easy. They scan social media and follow you. Then track your every move.
It seems innocent enough. Just wanting to show friends and family where you went on your honeymoon, the home you live in and what you tend to do each day.
But if you have someone stalking you, for them that is manna from heaven. And you’re walking right into a trap you cannot see by sharing your life with the world.
About The Author:
I’m an author, journalist, editor, mother and expat. I’m also through-and-through a sun-worshiper, happiest when floating in the sea with my face in the sun and absolutely nothing in my head. Though that last bit’s never true, is it?
In terms of career (‘Annabel, your ideal job would be tax accountant,’ said the school careers officer), I’ve worked as a non-fiction book editor, produced and presented radio shows, and edited a glossy woman’s magazine.
I’ve also run a magazine publishing company, worked as the Telegraph’s Expat blogger and as a magazine columnist, and given news analysis on the television And I’ve written four published novels (to date – number five is currently in production).