Author Megan Henley
Publisher Harper Element
A dramatic and terrifying memoir of a ‘catfish’ scenario – when a woman meets a man online but nothing is what it seems.
25-year-old Megan Henley put her five-year-old daughter to bed one evening and switched on her laptop. A Facebook ‘friend request’ seemed to be genuine. There were a few common friends and very similar interests, so Megan accepted.
With that one simple act, she changed her life forever. In her words: ‘looking back on it, it was as if I had opened my front door to a stranger, as if I had thrown away every precaution I’d ever put in place, as if I had freely given access to my whole world – all because of some naïve belief that it was ‘just’ a friend request on a social media site.’ Megan is tricked into a relationship, paranoia and ultimately betrayal by the man she loved and trusted but nothing is as it seems.
What did I think?
The core of this book was intriguing and the fact that its a true story makes you want to read it even more. Social media is something that has infiltrated all of our lives, some for the better and some for the worse, unfortunately for Megan Henley she didn’t have a great experience. ‘Who Are You?’ highlights the dangers of the internet and how people are able to manipulate to their advantage, something I guess we’re all aware of but also something none of us think we’ll ever fall victim too.
‘Who Are You?’ was a relatively quick read and it didn’t take much concentration to understand what was going on. The story seemed effortless to write and in some parts I do feel like the writing quality dropped in comparison to other parts of the book.
I think ‘Who Are You?’ let me down the most because it just didn’t seem fully believable. Not saying that Megan Henley hasn’t been through this awful ordeal and maybe it’s me wanting to think that people can’t be so cruel but it just seem far-fetched at points and maybe a twist of the truth.
Either way, ‘Who Are You?’ is an eye-opener for anyone who reads it…don’t always trust the person on the other side of the keyboard and don’t set yourself up to become a victim.
My Rating? ♥♥♥
Will you be adding this to your TBR pile?