‘Reads like The Talented Mr Ripley for the 21st century’ VICE UK
‘A disturbing and brilliant novel’ Emerald Street
‘A smart story of obsession and technology’ Guardian
At twenty-three, Alice Hare arrive in New York looking for a place to call home. Instead she finds Mizuko Himura, an intriguing Japanese writer, who she begins to follow online, fixated from afar and increasingly convinced this stranger’s life holds a mirror to her own. But as Alice closes in on her “internet twin”, fictional and real lives begin to blur, leaving a tangle of lies, blood ties and sexual encounters that cannot be erased.
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