#Review: People Like Her by Ellery Lloyd @ElleryLloyd @MantleBooks @panmacmillan #PeopleLikeHer #Thriller #Suspense
Release date - 21st January 2021
Book length - 336 pages
Publisher - Mantle
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ABOUT THIS BOOK
People like Emmy Jackson. They always have. Especially online, where she is Instagram sensation Mamabare, famous for always telling the unvarnished truth about modern parenthood.
But Emmy isn’t as honest as she’d like the fans to believe. She may think she has her followers fooled, but someone out there knows the truth and plans to make her pay. Because people like her have no idea what pain careless words can cause. Because people like her need to learn what it feels like to lose everything.
A dark and gripping tale of grief and obsession, PEOPLE LIKE HER by Ellery Lloyd is a hypnotic tale that will pull you in instantly and keep you entranced to the very end.
Emmy Jackson never thought that she would be the top mummy influencer on Instagram but that's what she is and she gives it her all. Her life revolves around follower counts, paid ads, PR events, and showing the 'reality' of life as a mum-of-two to her adoring fans who demand more every time. But the pictures on the grid only show what Emmy wants them to show and half the time it isn't reality. But it pays for their lifestyle which is even more important since Dan, her husband, has been writing his second novel for 8 years and doesn't seem to be getting anywhere fast. Sure, Emmy fakes some of her stories and adds the odd little white lie to her captions, but that's social media, isn't it? But when someone becomes obsessed with Emmy and her family, everything takes on a sinister tone. Because someone wants Emmy to pay the ultimate price for what she has done.
Like most people, I'm an Instagram fan and spend plenty of time scrolling through my feed so I was instantly interested in the plot of this story which works effortlessly. The dangers of social media are expertly portrayed on all sides - from the followers who compare themselves to their idols and hang on their every word, to those who love to seeth in anger in celebrity's DMs, to the idols themselves who lose themselves to their influencing lifestyle and the addictive type of work that is involved, and will do whatever it takes to stay on top. But it is the detailed characters in this story which make it come alive and as the drama slowly unfolded, I was on the edge of my seat throughout. Sensitive subjects such as losing a child and mental health issues are also highlighted in this story and handled carefully.
PEOPLE LIKE HER by Ellery Lloyd is a thriller for our times and I look forward to more from this dynamic writing duo.
Ellery Lloyd is the pseudonym for London-based husband-and-wife writing team Collette Lyons and Paul Vlitos. Collette is a journalist and editor, the former features editor at Stylist, content director of Elle and editorial director at Soho House. She has written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and the Sunday Times as well as two travel books. Paul is the author of two previous novels, Welcome to the Working Week and Every Day is Like Sunday. He is the program director for English Literature with Creative Writing at the University of Surrey. People Like Her is their first novel.
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger, wife & mother who loves all things books!
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