People Like Her
A Richard & Judy Book Club Pick Summer 2021
‘Smart, gobble-at-a-sitting thriller about life as a yummy mummy influencer and the dark side of Instagram’ – Guardian
‘Brilliantly original’ – Clare Mackintosh, author of After the End
‘Deliciously dark and devious’ – Red
‘Highly recommended’ – Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange
‘Gone Girl-esque’ – The Times
‘I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough’ – Abigail Dean, author of Girl A
People like Emmy Jackson. They always have. Especially online, where she is Instagram sensation Mamabare, famous for 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 . . .
A deliciously dark, page-turning thriller full of unguessable twists and turns.
I inhaled People Like Her in a single sitting . . . Breathlessly fast, brilliantly original. Bravo, Ellery Lloyd! -- Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go and After the End A smart, gobble-at-a-sitting thriller * Guardian * I loved this eye-opening and compelling look at the horrors of Insta influencing - funny until it goes very dark indeed -- Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange and The Lies You Told Fast-paced and insightful * Daily Mirror * Social media has never been so dark or so compelling . . . Had me hooked right up to the jaw-dropping end -- Samantha Downing, author of My Lovely Wife and He Started It Gripping and caustically funny * The Sunday Times * Grabbed me from the first few pages and didn't let go . . . Plotted to perfection with skillfully woven twists and turns -- Alice Feeney, author of Sometimes I Lie and His & Hers Deliciously dark and devious * Red * I absolutely LOVED this book . . . One of my favourite reads of the year -- Phoebe Morgan, author of The Doll House and The Babysitter As gripping and addictive as Instagram * Daily Mail * A clever, original and page-turning thriller . . . I was gripped from the start -- Jenny Quintana, author of The Missing Girl and Our Dark Secret Slick Instagram noir * The Evening Standard * Suspenseful, thought-provoking, clever, and I suspected everyone . . . A truly brilliant and a refreshingly original read -- Karen Hamilton, author of The Last Wife and The Perfect Girlfriend A smart read * Stylist * The perfect contemporary thriller . . . Utterly impossible to put down. I loved it -- Caroline Corcoran, author of The Baby Group A cracker for the dark evenings * Sainsbury's Magazine * Excellent characterization turns up the tension in this addictive and absorbing psychological thriller. I was hooked from first page to last -- Olivia Kiernan, author of If Looks Could Kill Utterly addictive and gripping * Fabulous Magazine * Compulsive and wickedly funny - featuring the most grimly fascinating marital duo since Gone Girl. LOVED IT -- Katie Lowe, author of The Furies Gone Girl-esque . . . slick and sharp * The Times * Don't read this book on the train - I missed my stop . . . A thrilling, witty page-turner that makes you laugh out loud [and] a sharp dissection of a very modern way of life -- Holly Watt, author of To The Lions A real page-turner * Bella Magazine * Absolutely loved [it] . . . Twisty and dark, like all great thrillers, but very, very funny -- Abbie Greaves, author of The Silent Treatment We couldn't put this book down. A brilliant read * Closer * I loved it! I was actually holding my breath towards the end. Such a chillingly dark examination of what can happen if you filter reality -- Nikki Smith, author of All In Her Head A slick thriller about the perils of putting oneself in the social spotlight * The Evening Standard * A gripping take on the murkiness of those who make social media their metier . . . By turns harrowing and caustic, this book demands you stay up late to finish it - and possibly delete your account afterwards -- Harriet Walker, author of The New Girl A cautionary tale for the social media age * Guardian * The most addictive read of 2021 - this book is pure genius. Darkly witty, chilling and totally unputdownable - I defy you not to devour this in one greedy, obsessive gulp -- Rebecca Thornton, author of The Fallout If you're a fan of Liane Moriarty and Lucy Foley, then this is one for you * New! Magazine * Misery for the Insta-age. A fresh, smart, horribly plausible thriller about the dangers of putting our lives online -- Tammy Cohen, author of The Broken and Stop at Nothing A dizzying tale about the dark underbelly of social media * Mail Plus * I tore through People Like Her, suspecting absolutely everyone and delighting in being wrong-footed at every turn . . . Clever, contemporary and thought provoking -- Caz Frear, author of Shed No Tears and Sweet Little Lies What a gripping page turner! Loved it -- Charlotte Levin, author of If I Can't Have You What an absolutely white-knuckle ride . . . It got so under my skin I ended up dreaming about the characters. Original, compelling, funny, smart -- just brilliant -- Lucy Diamond Sharp observation, well drawn characters and cleverly ramped-up paranoia * Guardian * Compulsively readable, deeply unsettling and deliciously accurate - a long overdue skewering of Instaparents that I read in one sitting -- Francesca Hornak, author of Seven Days of Us A great contemporary subject, examining Instagram culture and the consequences of sharing too much of yourself on social media * Press Association *
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