When people become copycats to the level of obsession, they’re dealing with much deeper issues, such as envy and jealousy. They have also lost a great sense of self and their overall identity. They are trying to be something or someone they are not.
When does it become obsession? Simone Phillips has a trail of broken relationships but she feels that it all will change when she meets Traci Calloway Cole. They become friends when she reveals to Traci that she hopes to write a book. Traci is a successful author and feels a connection to Simone. Simone takes her friendship to Traci to the next level when she copies her look, her apartment, her church, her social media, and her life to look like Traci. Simone’s obsession takes her down a path that becomes destructive.
The narration was juvenile and somewhat disconnected so it became difficult for me to connect to these characters. Traci was not aware of what Simone was doing but everyone close to her could see it. Traci had just published a book called Copycat that described Simone to a t. It would have served the plot better if Simone character was more developed. To feel her pain instead of being offended by her actions. Traci was to much of enabler instead encourager.
A good plot but weak in character development.
A Special Thank You to Grand Central Publishing and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.