Book review: Unfollow Me by Charlotte Duckworth

August 9, 2019 Book review 2 ★★★★

Unfollow Me by Charlotte Duckworth was one of those books that I picked up without knowing anything about the author, or even much about the book. And it GRIPPED me from beginning to end.

Thanks to Quercus Books for giving me for giving me a copy of this book for review consideration. As always, no matter what the source of the book, you get my honest, unbiased opinion.

Book review: Unfollow Me by Charlotte DuckworthUnfollow Me by Charlotte Duckworth
Published by Quercus Books on 1 June 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Psychological, Suspense
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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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, with no explanation. Has she simply decided that baring her life to all online is no longer a good idea, or has something more sinister happened to her?

But do you really know who Violet is?

Told from the perspectives of her most avid fans, obsessed with finding out the truth, their search quickly reveals a web of lies, betrayal, and shocking consequences...

ARC REVIEW Page-Turner suspense

5 Things I Loved

* The complex characters – they reminded me of the old rhyme ‘There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, it doesn’t behoove any of us to speak evil of the rest of us’. I loved how complicated and contradictory they were.

* The toxic Social Media influencer setting – so realistic and recognisable 

* The slow burner plotline – keep me guessing and guessing and guessing. I don’t know if I was being extremely slow or what, but it took me forever to grasp what was really happening, and that kept me reading as fast as I could.

* Online friendships – a bit unnerving as they show how little you know about them, but I loved this aspect

* The ending. It gave me chills, as it hinted that everything was not tied up perfectly.

Overall I loved this dark page-turner, and highly recommend it for a fast and furious read.

Rating Report
Did I feel it?
Overall: four-stars

Who should read Unfollow Me?

I’d suggest you read this if you love reading about the toxic side of social media, and like realistically flawed characters. Also recommended to fans of Lucy Dawson, Lucy Clarke and Andrea Marr.

About Charlotte Duckworth

Charlotte Duckworth is a 2017 graduate of the Faber Academy’s acclaimed six-month ‘Writing a Novel’ course. Charlotte has spent the past fifteen years working as an interiors and lifestyle journalist, writing for a wide range of consumer magazines and websites.

Her debut novel, THE RIVAL, was published by Quercus in September 2018.

Her second novel, UNFOLLOW ME, was published by Quercus in June 2019.

She is currently working on her third book, provisionally entitled THE PERFECT FATHER.

She lives in Surrey with her partner and young daughter.


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