Synopsis:Followed by Millions, Watched by One
To her adoring fans, Emmy Jackson, aka @the_mamabare, is the honest “Instamum” who always tells it like it is.
To her skeptical husband, a washed-up novelist who knows just how creative Emmy can be with the truth, she is a breadwinning powerhouse chillingly brilliant at monetizing the intimate details of their family life.
To one of Emmy’s dangerously obsessive followers, she’s the woman that has everything—but deserves none of it.
As Emmy’s marriage begins to crack under the strain of her growing success and her moral compass veers wildly off course, the more vulnerable she becomes to a very real danger circling ever closer to her family.
In this deeply addictive tale of psychological suspense, Ellery Lloyd raises important questions about technology, social media celebrity, and the way we live today. Probing the dark side of influencer culture and the perils of parenting online, People Like Her explores our desperate need to be seen and the lengths we’ll go to be liked by strangers. It asks what—and who—we sacrifice when make our private lives public, and ultimately lose control of who we let in. . . .
Review:Thank you Harper Books for sending me a copy of People Like Her in exchange for an honest review.
I am not typically a thriller reader, but I knew that I had to give this one a chance. I am fascinated by anything that has to do with social media or being an “Influencer”. I truly believe that right now we are living at the height of “Influencer Culture” and I REALLY enjoyed how this book explored that. There are so many conversations that this book starts about being an influencer and balancing your real life with your online life. I think whether you are an influencer or not, this is a balance we all need to find. We see how important setting boundaries online and sticking to them. We also see how easy it is for us as humans to want to push those boundaries.
The rest of this story kinda fell flat for me. Nothing really felt “thrilling” to me and I found this book easy to sit down after reading a few pages and coming back to it. That usually is not a good sign for me when it comes to thrillers.
Overall I think this book is worth picking up if you are interested in influencers and the culture surrounding them. If you are just looking for a thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat, this may be one to pass on.