Unfollow Me by Charlotte Duckworth
Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Publication Date: March 10th, 2020
ARC from Netgalley
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This seems to happen to me a lot with Thrillers, but I knew the second I read the blurb for Unfollow Me by Charlotte Duckworth that I would be reading this book. I watch a lot of youTube, and there are some youTube momma’s out there I follow. Though I originally started following most of them as beauty influencers. Anyway, I was hooked on this book from the very beginning. When popular Mommy vlogger Violet Young disappears without a trace, her fans are up in arms. And some of them are really offended, as they feel they are entitled to know what is going on. I have to say that as a youTube glommer, this was pretty eye opening, mostly because I feel like there probably are people out there who are like that. And the lines that were crossed by this woman’s ‘fans’ was absolutely mind boggling.
For most of the book, there are two women we’re following, and they each have their own struggles. Lily is a single mother who is barely keeping it together financially, and her mental health isn’t any better. Lily is too preoccupied with Violet’s seemingly perfect life and children to pay appropriate attention to her own son, and when she finds out her job is in jeopardy, things get worse. Yvonne is a (mostly) happily married woman struggling to conceive, and she’s an avid hate-watcher of Violet, who so effortlessly has everything Yvonne’s ever wanted.
The way this story played out and everything came together was really interesting, and I swear the pace never let up. There were things I didn’t see coming and some things I did, but I was always glued to what was going on. I will say that the ‘twist’ at the end was a bit underwhelming, but the last line of the story just before the epilogue started was my favorite part. It was such a fun ending, if a bit expected. All in all, I thought Unfollow Me was an interesting, intricate story, and I love the whole ‘tangled webs we weave’ feel to it. If you’re a fan of Mystery/Thrillers, I think you’ll enjoy this. If you’re an avid youTube watcher, I think you’ll enjoy it even more!
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