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
"The sound of my husband slapping his hands against his thighs in time to "We Built This City" makes me want to crash the car and kill us both."
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 ...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: Violet ...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
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?
What is it about nut case characters that I love so much!?
Im loving this social media trend that is going on right now in books. Its 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 POVs - Lily, Yvonne (two of Violets ...more
The mystery unfurls from the point of view of two of Violet's followers. Lily, who has an unhealthy obsession with ...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
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
It was a good premise and started well although I wanted to know more about Violet up front. She disappeared quickly and only popped up as hearsay until the last few chapters. There were three unreliable and unlikeable narrators, none of whom attracted any real sympathy. Eventually ...more
Violet Is Blue, a YouTube influencer focusing on postpartum depression and the pitfalls of marriage and motherhood, ...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 see how ...more
Topics >Mummy Vloggers>Violet is Blue>Violet's Whereabouts
So guys, a friend of a friend knows Violet's next door neighbour. Apparently on Saturday evening she heard Violet and Henry screaming at each other. Like properly screaming, through the walls. It was so bad it woke up this woman's newborn. Then - and this is the best/worst bit - an ambulance arrived. She couldn't see who it was for and she didn't want to go outside and stare like a horrible ...more
Two books with the same foundation, but that's were the similarity ends.
The first (Follow Me) deals with an egotistical nobody who's trying to be somebody, because it makes them feel special.
Unfollow me actually deals with the subject from the audiences point of view-those who give the likes and make the user feel loved.
I'm actually glad I read these 2 back to back as it was interesting ...more
Told from multiple points of view - Lily, Yvonne, and Henry. Lily and Yvonne are fans that have unhealthy obsessions with Violet. Henry is Violet's husband. Everyone has secrets.
A witty psychological ...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
Violet is a wife, mom and vlogger. Her life seems perfect as she is showing off her handsome husband, her beautiful children and their expensive toys, her brand clothes and shoes received for commercial purposes. Until one night, when she completely disappears from the online, deleting her blog and YouTube channel and everything.
The story is revealing itself from several POVs: among the many ...more
What happened to Violet Young?
Not having read The Rival, I had absolutely no expectations from Unfollow Me, other than what I had gleaned from the very promising synopsis.
In this gripping tale that delves into the modern inclination towards social media, blogging, and celebrity influencers, Violet Young is an ex-journalist turned mummy-vlogger with a huge following throughout various social media platforms. One day, without explanation, all of her accounts appear to have been suddenly deleted. ...more
There wasn't as much uniqueness to the story as I'd hoped, and there was a lot of predictability. I was actively engaged for part of the story, but I did see many of the twists coming. The writing is solid, and the characters are well-drawn, for the most part. I also liked the parts on how social media has pulled us in as a society, and how it has a way of ...more
Wow what a great book, full of twists and turns. I found this to be a quick and easy read and one that was hard to put down. The plot starts speedily and never lets up; it keeps you guessing about the next twist and its resolution. To me it was never clear who would do what and for what reason Im an avid reader of mysteries and thrillers, and after decades of reading...not much comes as a surprise anymore. But the intricate and evil loopholes ...more