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3.84  ·  Rating details ·  682 ratings  ·  318 reviews
A gripping domestic thriller examining the terrifying depths of our social media obsessions.

You can't stop watching her.

Violet Young is a hugely popular journalist-turned-mummy-influencer, with three 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
Hardcover, 282 pages
Published March 10th 2020 by Crooked Lane Books (first published June 1st 2019)
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Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

"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
Nilufer Ozmekik
Oct 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Surprise, surprise, something juicy, tasty, deliciously witty, fresh from the oven deserves 4 stars and its time to be a generous grader because its a quite fantastic, entertaining, twisty page-turner about voluntarily letting your life play out in front of the prying, curious and controlling eyes book.

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
May 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley-arcs
Charlotte Duckworth you are now two for two in entertaining the heck out of me with your well thought out stories and for that I thank you!!! *MWAH*

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
Mar 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, buddy-read
You may be ready to power off your online presence! But maybe your followers arent ready or willing to let you go?

Violet has it all. An adoring husband and three beautiful little girls. She shares every last detail of her life and that of her familys online. And apparently its intriguing enough that shes gained over a million followers on her YouTube channel. So what happens when she suddenly vanishes? Or more accurately, her on-line presence disappears! YouTube....Instagram...Facebook, all
Holly  B

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
A million subscribers tune in to watch the YouTube channel :


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:


Did the woman trolling her, finally force her to delete ALL of her accounts overnight? Or has something far more sinister happened to Violet?

Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What has happened to vlogger Violet Blake? Why has she shut down all her social media? Her fans speculate wildly and are desperate for the truth. This addictive and fast paced thriller had me hooked from start to finish. The story is told from multiple perspectives: Yvonne, who is married to Simon and is desperate to be a mum; Lily, a single mum to Archie, permanently broke, frequently drunk as shes so unhappy with her life; Henry, who is married to Violet and finally from Violet herself.

Babydimps (Suzy)
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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
When Violet Young, a hugely popular mummy vlogger and influencer goes off line it sets a buzz amongst her followers. Why has she shut done all her social media accounts? What's happened? Is something wrong with her, her three adorable children or Henry, her perfect magazine publisher husband? What are her addicted fans going to do now they can no longer get their daily fix of Violet?

The mystery unfurls from the point of view of two of Violet's followers. Lily, who has an unhealthy obsession with
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"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 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
What happened to Violet Blake?

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
Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*

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
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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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
An okay book but nothing exciting. I would certainly argue with it being classified as a thriller! Okay there was a mystery but at no point was this book suspenseful or thrilling. In fact at times it was actually dull.

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
Mandy White
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Last year I read The Rival by Charlotte Duckworth and was blown away. It was definitely one of my favourite books of 2018. I was sooo happy to be approved for an advanced copy of her new book Unfollow Me - and I am happy to report that it is fantastic! I was completely drawn into the world of the mummy blogger and the fans and I just wanted to keep reading, having no idea how things were going to pan out. The story was twisty, clever and very well written and I can't recommend it enough.

Mar 07, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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"It's what you want, after all, isn't it? Without an audience, without people like me watching, then what are you? No one asked you to put yourself on the internet. No one asked you to leave breadcrumb trails of your life across the World Wide Web, just waiting for a hungry bird like me to gobble up. I know everything about you, Violet. But what do you know about me?"

3.5 stars

Violet Is Blue, a YouTube influencer focusing on postpartum depression and the pitfalls of marriage and motherhood,
Kylie H
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
A very contemporary book on the pitfalls of living your life through social media.
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
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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
Oct 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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
May 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! Ms Duckworth has done it again. I thoroughly enjoyed her debut novel, The Rival, and this time we get a techno-thriller (a thriller based heavily around technology/internet/social media), and boy is it beyond addictive. Main character Violet is a successful and revered vlogger and social media influencer who disappears suddenly. Her fans are naturally extremely concerned as all of her profiles on her favourite social media platforms have also been deleted without so much as a word. This is ...more
Jan 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, mystery
This is my second back to back thriller dealing with technology and the impact social media has on our lives.

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
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Violet is a popular social media influencer and "mom" vlogger with over a million followers. When all of her social media accounts are suddenly deleted, fans start to question what happened. Some think Violet simply decided to quit it all, while others believe something more sinister has happened.

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
Lilith Black
Jan 06, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
E-ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are my own and are not affected in any way.

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
Mar 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing

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.
***Note: I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books in exchange for an honest review.

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
Leslie M.
Based on the summary, I was excited to read this book. It's one of my favorite genres, as well. Sadly, it didn't meet my expectations.

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
Mar 07, 2020 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller, netgalley, 2020
Thank you to NetGalley and Crooked Lane Books for providing me with a free electronic copy in exchange for an honest review.
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Her life is perfect. So why has she left us?

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
Sherri Thacker
I could not finish this book. I got very bored with the whole vlogger person Violet who millions followed and then she disappeared. I mean, really? Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this book for an honest review. Just not for me. ...more
Mar 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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