Publication Date: 21/01/2021 ISBN: 9781529039382 Category:

People Like Her

Ellery Lloyd

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication Date: 21/01/2021 ISBN: 9781529039382 Category:




‘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 smart and thrilling debut that delves into the darkest aspects of influencer culture, Ellery Lloyd’s People Like Her is about what you risk losing when you don’t know who’s watching . . .

Publisher Review

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 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 I tore through People Like Her, suspecting absolutely everyone and delighting in being wrong-footed at every turn. A class 'who's-doing it?' brought bang up to date with its sharp, unflinching look at the world of social media influencers. Clever, contemporary and thought provoking -- Caz Frear, author of Shed No Tears and Sweet Little Lies 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 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 I absolutely LOVED this book . . . One of my favourite reads of the year -- Phoebe Morgan, author of The Doll House and The Babysitter Sharp, knowing and all too believable, People Like Her is 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 I loved it! I was actually holding my breath towards the end. Such a chillingly dark examination of what can happen if you filter the reality . . . through Instagram and pretend to be someone you're not -- Nikki Smith, author of All In Her Head Absolutely loved [it] . . . Twisty and dark, like all great thrillers, but very, very funny -- Abbie Greaves, author of The Silent Treatment Don't read this book on the train - I missed my stop . . . On one level, People Like Her is a thrilling, witty page-turner that makes you laugh out loud. But on another, it is a sharp dissection of a very modern way of life [and] will make you look at twenty-first-century life in a different way -- Holly Watt, author of To The Lions People Like Her grabbed me from the first few pages and didn't let go. It was a joy to read something so dark but amusing at the same time, plotted to perfection with skillfully woven twists and turns. The potential horror show of anti-social media felt like a warning to us all -- Alice Feeney, bestselling author of Sometimes I Lie and His & Hers The perfect contemporary thriller. A deliciously hideous protagonist, a smart two-person narrative, rooted in a scenario that is all too easily imaginable . . . Utterly impossible to put down. It felt like every chapter ended on a cliffhanger and my heart was in my mouth. I loved it -- Caroline Corcoran, author of The Baby Group Compulsive and wickedly funny - featuring the most grimly fascinating marital duo since Gone Girl. LOVED IT -- Katie Lowe, author of The Furies 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 Suspenseful, thought-provoking, clever, and I suspected everyone. The insights into human nature were spot-on, the characters felt true to life and I was genuinely gripped . . . A truly brilliant and a refreshingly original read -- Karen Hamilton, author of The Last Wife and The Perfect Girlfriend A clever, original and page-turning thriller with a compelling set of true-to-life characters. I was gripped from the start and then all the way to the unpredictable conclusion -- Jenny Quintana, bestselling author of The Missing Girl and Our Dark Secret Social media has never been so dark or so compelling. A disturbing peek into the world of influencers and how it affects their families, People Like Her had me hooked right up to the jaw-dropping end -- Samantha Downing, bestselling author of My Lovely Wife and He Started It I loved this eye-opening and compelling look at the horrors of Insta influencing - funny until it goes very dark indeed . . . Highly recommended -- Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange and The Lies You Told Smart, gobble-at-a-sitting thriller about life as a yummy mummy influencer and the dark side of Instagram * Guardian * [I] inhaled People Like Her in a single sitting . . . Breathlessly fast, brilliantly original. Bravo, Ellery Lloyd! -- Clare Mackintosh, bestselling author of I Let You Go and After the End

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