#BookReview – People Like Her by Ellery Lloyd #People Like Her #ARC #NetGalley #Thriller

cover195541-mediumGoodreads synopsis: “Followed by millions. Hunted by one.
I need to be liked. It’s my job
My personal brand is built on honesty.
Family, friendship, cheering other mothers on when things get tough.
Doing it together – telling it like it really is – that’s what @the_Mamabare is all about.
I just want a quiet life
Her adoring followers feel like they understand my wife.
My wife certainly understands them.
I know she is beautiful, smart, ambitious, charming.
But she’s also a liar.
I want revenge
The filter’s about to drop.
I’ve been watching you and your family very closely.
You’ve ruined my life.
Now I’m going to ruin yours.

Available to pre-order from Bookshop.org (affiliate) Hive.co.ukWaterstonesAmazonGoogle Books

My Review

This was really good contemporary thriller set around the world of Instagram influencers and one particular #instamum. It all felt very plausible and made me think twice about some of those big name accounts that I follow on social media.

At the beginning of the book I liked Emmy and her husband Dan and enjoyed following them as they lived their lives through Instagram filters. I was quite fascinated how it all worked for them behind the scenes, how fake it all was but also how much work Emmy was putting into it. 

As the plot moved on and I learnt more about Emmy and her family I started to dislike her. I still liked Dan and the children though, they felt more normal.

Without giving any of the plot away it all ramps up and things start taking a turn for the worse for this #instamum and her family. I was convinced I knew who ‘the follower’ was but it was more involved than I realised and there were some good twists in there too.

I definitely recommend this one if you enjoy contemporary thrillers, especially ones set around social media.

Thanks so much to NetGalley and Mantle Books for my digital copy.


32 thoughts on “#BookReview – People Like Her by Ellery Lloyd #People Like Her #ARC #NetGalley #Thriller

Add yours

  1. This book sounds fascinating. A look behind the scenes at Instagram influencers is astounding, isn’t it? Even without the thriller twist. Wonderful review!

  2. Great review Nicki. Being a bit older, I am not really into Instagram or influencers. I am not sure if this is a book I would enjoy, but I know my daughter probably woulld.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

Tea & Cake For The Soul

Sharing recommendations for travel, art, books & recipes, alongside household, money saving & blogging tips, upcycling, eco issues & health features

All Creatures Great and Small

Saving our world through education and conservation.

Bargain Sleuth Book Reviews

Just a Wisconsin woman with a passion for books and bargains. As an affiliate with several websites, I earn from qualifying purchases at no additional cost to you.

Nottingham Women's Centre: The Library Diaries

Learn about our library & archives, meet our team of volunteers, read about the wonderful books we have on our shelves and be part of the feminist library community.

Bowen's Book Publicity

Social media promotion for authors, and their books.

Reading with Jade

Books, Books, Books

My Wandering Books

More Books Please.

Hooked From Page One

Find your next crime fiction read here . . .

Mac Reviews Books

Book reviews for the masses!

Tessa Talks Books

No Spoiler Book Reviews & Recommendations for the Perfect Escape

Bookworm Blogger

Reading is a passport to countless adventures

The Blog

Surviving motherhood one book at a time!

%d bloggers like this: