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Do You Follow

by J.C. Bidonde

Rating: 4 out of 5.


Alexa lives a sheltered life with her widowed father, feeling stifled by his helicopter parenting. When she secures a marketing job and apartment in New York City—much to her father’s and therapist’s concern—Alexa has high hopes of finally sneaking her way into adulthood. But her newfound freedom is cut short when her estranged twin sister Beth, after a long stint in a psychiatric setting, unexpectedly shows up at the doorstep of her tiny apartment.

Alexa too has spent time at the Weinstein Center. But she’s determined to lead a normal life now and soon begins to date a YouTuber client. According to Beth, something isn’t quite right with Curt, but Alexa shrugs her clingy sister’s warnings off. It’s Beth who’s crazy, after all . . . As the sister bond grows strained over Alexa’s relationship and career success, questions mount, and secrets unfold, revealing the wickedly dark shared history of the twin siblings. What exactly happened when the twins were only nine that set this vile trajectory in motion?

Things get more complicated, and one treacherous act threatens everything Alexa has been working toward. It will be on her—and Beth—to claw the way out of this situation.


A slow-paced, twisty mind- freak that will have you guessing until the end. I could not figure out what was going on through this entire book. I thought I may have known what was going on, but I was so utterly beyond wrong. It was slower paced than I usually prefer, but the underlying mystery that was  interlaced into the story kept me turning each page desperate for answers. This story is not light and fluffy and if you are looking for happily ever after, then you might want to really think this through. 

Flashbacks to the past give you little insights into what happened in twin sisters Beth and Alexs' life.Each flash is a little bread crumb leading you to a molding piece of stale bread that your starved body feeds on like it was the finest baked goods out there. It was awful. It was amazing. It was eye-opening. It was emotional. There were so many moments where I just whispered to myself  "what the...."

Mental Health and Social Media are two heavy topics addressed in this book, and it is very relatable to today's world. While I could not relate to either of the sister's I still felt a connection to the actual story and was definitely drawn in. 

That being said DO NOT LOOK AT THE BACK OF THE BOOK BEFORE READING .... There is a major spoiler and I feel like that would ruin the reading experience!


Genre ThrillerMysteryFiction

J. C. Bidonde earned a BA in Journalism from the University of Colorado and an MBA in Marketing from San Diego State University. She is a former blogger and used to work in television at ESPN and MTV. A longtime reader and first-time author, Bidonde dreams of writing her next novel from an Italian villa in Tuscany with her husband, two dogs, and cat.


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