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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,

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Paperback, 352 pages
Published August 22nd 2019 by Quercus (first published June 1st 2019)
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Dita
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 me.

Thank you Charlotte
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Nilufer Ozmekik
Oct 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Surprise, surprise, something juicy, tasty, deliciously witty, fresh from the oven deserves 4 stars and it’s time to be a generous grader because it’s 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:
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Michelle
May 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
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Babydimps (Suzy)
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars!

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
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NZLisaM
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
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Jayme
A million subscribers tune in to watch the YouTube channel :

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?

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Ceecee
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 she’s so unhappy with her life; Henry, who is married to Violet and finally from Violet herself.

This
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Dita
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 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
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Mandy White
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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.

Unfollow
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Mark
Oct 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing

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
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Sara
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
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Lou
May 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
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
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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.
Jaela
Oct 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Surprisingly interesting and very fast paced. I finished it all in a couple of hours. I wanted anxiously to learn what happened. Smart choice the way the book was written, in chapters told by 3 POVs.
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.
Andrea Pole
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Unfollow Me by Charlotte Duckworth is a fascinating look at the all- encompassing, and potentially sinister, nature of social media. I was pulled in from the very first page and could not look away. This is a fabulous read.

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
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Jan
Jan 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, mystery
I’m on a roll, another great read!
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Rachel
*thank you to Netgalley, Charlotte Duckworth and Crooked Lane Books for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*


2 stars.

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
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Sarah
3.5 stars. I am usually not into books that are this heavily about motherhood, but I am VERY into thrillers that center around social media and cyberstalking, so this book was total catnip for me, despite the mommy-focus. I was totally engrossed in the story, and had to know just what had happened to Violet, as well as the secrets that Lily and Yvonne were concealing. While this didn't end up feeling like much of a thriller in the end, it was still a twisty page turner, and I loved how it shined ...more
Vikki Patis
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Unfollow Me is Charlotte Duckworth's second novel, and, having thoroughly enjoyed The Rival, I couldn't wait to get stuck into this one.

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
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Jamie beauty_andthebook_
4.5 Stars

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
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Melissa In The City
I love a social media themed psychological thriller and this book had me from page 1.
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.
Emma Garland
Oct 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is definitely an eye opener into how we use and perceive social media and the negative impact it can have. It highlights how it’s so easy to idolise the ‘perfect life’ especially if ours feels bleak in comparison. It’s obsessive, dark and desperately sad in places.

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 ...
Roz
Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Way too addictive!
Gillian Moore
May 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing! I was completely gripped from the first page. It follows the lives of an intent vlogger and her fans, some pretty crazy! I loved the different chapters, exploring the different lives of each character. A really compelling, unique and modern story with really dark undertones. Loved it. Highly recommend xx
Katie
Dec 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am a sucker for thrillers that integrate social media so when I saw this upcoming book about a mommy Instagram influencer who disappears, I had to have it. The author did a really good job of keeping up the suspense about what happened to the influencer while integrating the stories of a couple of her followers who may be a little to obsessed with her. I enjoyed how all of the characters grappled with integrating their online and “offline” selves.

Thanks to NetGalley, Crooked Lane Books, and
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Melissa Borsey
Oct 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Violet is a mummy-vlogger with a very popular YouTube channel. One day she deletes not only her YouTube page but all of her social media accounts without explanation. This upsets many of her faithful followers, especially the one's who are stalking her for their own reasons. What follows is the lengths fans will go to for their obsession of a social media star. A very good, suspenseful page turner. I thank Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this book.
Lia
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I picked Unfollow me, I knew it was a thriller themed around an influencer, but I WAS NOT expecting this russian-like roulette of story. It kept me glued to my kindle to read what would happen next until the very end (which rocked, I was not expecting that either!), and with each new information, the image of the characters grew, my initial ideas were shifted until I didn't know anymore what would happen. I especially loved Luke, my praise to him for sticking around.
The influencer
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Ruth Parker
I wanted to love this book but I ended up wanting for more. It just didn’t hit me the way it was supposed to. I got a little confused at one point about which character was which and what they all had to do with Violet.

I LOVED the idea behind the story - I follow so many celebrities and YouTube bloggers and Instagram influencers and sometimes you do start to feel like you know them, that they’re your friends. I enjoyed how that was portrayed and how the two main women felt like they had a
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Alicia Bayer
I don't read much fiction but I requested this book after reading some reviews by GR friends and getting intrigued about the premise. I read the US version of the book with the window on the cover but apparently it's exactly the same as the UK version with baby shoes that was released by another publisher last year. You can tell, as this is very heavy on British dialect and references. I still have no idea what dungarees are are what a dungaree dress is, and why it matters so much in terms of ...more
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