You Can't Stop Watching Her.
Violet Young is a hugely popular journalist-turned-mummy-vlogger, with three young children, a successful husband and a million subscribers on YouTube who tune in daily to watch her everyday life unfold.
Until the day she's no longer there.
But one day she disappears from the online world - her entire social media presence deleted overnight,...more
Yvonne's hilarity in this book is EVERYTHING. At one point she calls some women in a mommy's chat group "The Breastapo" and I lost it again.
The story itself absorbed me utterly. I just HAD to figure out what was going on but the one-liner "gifts" along the way added so much levity to this thriller that it was the perfect read for me.
Thank you Charlotte ...more
This book definitely passes all the tests with flying rainbow colors.
Great writing- CHECK
Intriguing characters- CHECK
Fast and unputdownable pacing-CHECK
Satisfying conclusion- CHECK
The plot: ...more
Violet Young is a Youtube sensation or rather "influencer" with her hugely popular mommy vlog, Violet is Blue, which was started as a way to help other mothers that suffer with postpartum depression. While she does have many fans she also has an equal number of haters that spew vitriol via their keyboard muscles each and every day. It appears that ...more
What is it about nut case characters that I love so much!?
I’m loving this social media trend that is going on right now in books. It’s incredibly eye opening since we all tend to take it all for granted most of the time.
Popular mommy vlogger Violet suddenly disappears from social media and her obsessive stalkers (or followers as they like to call themselves) go into a panicked frenzy trying to figure out what happened to her. The story is told in 3 POV’s - Lily, Yvonne (two of Violet’s ...more
I think this is the third book about the dangers of social media I've read in the past few months.
I really enjoyed the beginning and the mysterious disappearance of a hugely successful mommy/wifey vlogger. Her followers were caught off guard and devastated to find all her accounts and posts deleted without explanation. They had no way to feed their obsession with her and her family.
I'd describe this one as a light psychological thriller with potential. The story line became somewhat ...more
VIOLET IS BLUE
Violet, a Mummy influencer with three children, who has battled Post Partum depression and come out on the other side, now offers a daily glimpse into her life and words of encouragement to all of her fans...
Her followers count on seeing her every day.
But one day:
VIOLET IS GONE
Did the woman trolling her, finally force her to delete ALL of her accounts overnight? Or has something far more sinister happened to Violet?
A successful mummy vlogger with over one millions followers vanishes from social media overnight – her YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram accounts closed without warning. Her fans are desperate to know why, and some will do anything to find out.
The synopsis for this one had me so excited, and I was right to be. Unfollow Me was entertaining and engrossing with some disturbing, characters-crossing-the-line, developments. Even though no one in the book was particularly ...more
Charlotte Duckworth is a new to me author that I think I may have discovered over on the ‘Gram. Ironic, since this is a story about an influencer. Thanks to technology, long gone are the days when . . . . .
Nope. Nowadays anyone can get a paycheck and be internet famous if they try hard enough. Violet is living proof. Her handsome husband, beautiful home and charming children have propelled her to the top of the heap when it comes to ...more
Yvonne's hilarity in this book is EVERYTHING. At one point she calls some women is a mommy's chat group The Breastapo, and I lost it again.
The story itself absorbed me utterly. I HAD to figure out what was going on but the one-liner gifts along the way added so much levity to this thriller that it was the perfect read for me.
Thank you Charlotte ...more
The book is told through three characters the first is Lily, a single mum who is dependent on a 'social media influencer' called Violet. Lily is shocked when Violet suddenly shuts down all of her social media with no explanation. Lily makes it her mission despite her own precarious position with her 3 year old to find out what happened to Violet.
Yvonne is forty and desperate to fall pregnant with her younger ...more
Violet Young, ‘yummy mummy vlogger’ lives a perfect life online. With her three beautiful children, a supportive husband and a huge house in London, she videos their daily lives to millions of followers. Until one day, everything stops. No social media accounts can be found, and Violet seems to have vanished completely. With reports of screaming from their family home, could the supposed perfect family be unravelling? And where is ...more
It was well worth going straight from ‘the rival’ the authors 1st book onto this book, I guess the 2nd book is always a ‘will it be as good’ etc for both author and reader
Well it is!
This book revolves around Violet, a youtube influencer and what happens when she ‘disappears’ from Social Media and how 2 intense fans, ok stalkers, for very different reasons miss her and intend to find out what has ‘gone on’
Intermingled with snippets from forums where other fans discuss where she might be you can ...more
DISCLAIMER! At the last Cons point my frustration is so high that it seems like I am trashing the author. It is NOT my intention, in any way! It's just my frustration showing it's worst and my inability to make myself and my opinion understood.
I know my review comes after more than one month since I finished the book, but I honestly don't know how to ...more
3,5 starts leaning towards 4. An enjoyable read. The effects of the perfect life we see on the social media... what obsession makes you do.
Vlogger Violet has amassed quite a following for her YouTube videos, speaking primarily as a mother who has suffered postpartum depression. But suddenly, and without warning, Violet closes all of her social media accounts, much to the frustration of some of her most rabid ...more
This was just OK. Barley. I struggled to get through it because I was just bored and so not interested by the time I got to the half way mark. Based on the sypnosis, this sounded like I would absolutely LOVE it. It sounded like the perfect book for me but unfortunately it wasn't. I found it to be creepy and not in a good way. It just reminded me how much people do ...more
I thought I knew how this book would go. Unfollow Me, seems obvious right? But it was absolutely not what I was expecting. Told from the perspective of Lily and Yvonne, two women who are connected to Violet in different ways, Unfollow Me delves into why we feel the need to follow people online. Who doesn't sit on Instagram for embarrassingly long periods of ...more
I’m not going to pretend that this is anything but a popcorn read, but what a popcorn read it is!
Relentlessly addictive, it’s one of those books you just can’t look away from.
Do our characters get up to some sordid stuff? Sure, but it’s not so sordid that you hate them and read it. It’s just scandalous enough that you need to see where it’s going.
This is a fun read.
Thanks to the author for writing such an entertaining story!
*ARC provided via Net Galley.
Social media stalkers are the new unreliable "girl/female/woman/wife" and if the books I've read in this vein so far are any indication, this is an excellent trend.
Unfollow Me brings us into the life of a mommy blogger, Violet, who disappears from YouTube and all social media mysteriously, leaving her obsessive followers desperately craving answers and behaving a bit extreme in the process. We meet Lily and Yvonne, both of whom are addicted to Violet's updates and to watching her ...more
The plot moves between 3 characters who’s lives all intertwine with violet young the ‘mummy influencer’ who disappears from social media overnight. It’s well written, fast paced and compelling. 4 stars from me ...
Creepy, dark, twisty and twisted! So well written especially considering all the different POVs. But it was easy to follow (no pun intended!)
Thank you Netgalley, the publisher and the author for my free ARC in exchange for my honest review.