Novel 'Shame on You' uncovers darker side of social media

What lies behind the curated images and filters on social media?

Writer Amy Heydenrych explores this question in her debut novel, titled Shame on You.

The novel is a gripping psychological thriller that explores the darker side of social media.

It tells the story of Holly, a social media sensation who is attacked by a man she’s only just met.

Heydenrych is a writer, ghostwriter and book blogger based in Johannesburg.

She discusses the plot of her book, how she handled rejection from publishers, the writing process, and her transition from poetry and short stories to long-form fiction.

I really enjoyed writing about crime and the genre was just a good fit for me.

Amy Heydenrych, author of Shame on You

It took me three novels to finally be published in the UK.

Amy Heydenrych, author of Shame on You

What I wanted to express in Holly's character is that often with Instagram celebrities, and celebrity culture in general, we take someone and elevate them to the point that they are absolutely dehumanised.

Amy Heydenrych, author of Shame on You

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