Shame on You ★★★★

Amy Hey­den­rych, Bon­nier, R270

Sunday Times - - Review - Bekes @gabrikwa Gabriella

This darkly hu­mor­ous de­but by South African writer Amy Hey­den­rych looks at the way so­cial me­dia can be ma­nip­u­lated and how it can turn around and bite you. Holly is a star blog­ger. Thin, sexy, fit and beau­ti­ful. Ev­ery woman wants to be just like her. So what is her claim to fame? She “cured” her breast cancer through healthy eat­ing and her le­gion of fol­low­ers are lap­ping it up and do­ing as she does. She’s pub­lished recipe books, has spon­sor­ships and a busi­ness em­pire. But when she is at­tacked in the street by a stranger who slashes her face with a scalpel, her world starts to crum­ble. Is she liv­ing a lie? This soapie thriller gets more in­trigu­ing with ev­ery rev­e­la­tion the char­ac­ters have about their on­line and off­line lives.

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