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. . . .
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My Rating: 4.5 stars
Let me start out by saying that this is a unique and somewhat sinister novel about the dangers lurking behind social media. Like many of you (myself included) we use social media DAILY. Sure, we don’t have millions of people following our every word (or at least I don’t 🤣) and many of us have never even had to experience a sinister person wishing us harm based on our thoughts and posts however, it is a realistic part of being “famous” online. You’ve seen the trolls and the people who will twist and turn everything one person says just to hurt them. It’s a sad reality honestly. In 𝗣𝗘𝗢𝗣𝗟𝗘 𝗟𝗜𝗞𝗘 𝗛𝗘𝗥, readers will get a glimpse at the lengths someone will go to in order to take down a famous influencer because she believes this person did them wrong…
WHAT. A. BOOK! It may have taken me forever to read, but it is a book I know I won’t be forgetting. Sometimes life simply gets in the way and as much as we want to sit down and devour a novel in one sitting, we can’t- that’s how I felt about THIS book.
People Like Her is a well-crafted, unique, and unputdownable read! I am absolutely FLOORED this this is the author(s) debut novel as it is written so well with a ton of insight into the world of Instagram and fame that CAN come with it. The characters are fairly likeable even though readers won’t necessarily agree with their motivations (Emmy for instance really pushed my patience). This is also a pretty sinister read as there is a stalker lurking and waiting for the moment to pounce and end Emmy and her family’s happiness. I’ll admit, once we got to the end and it took such a 𝗗𝗔𝗥𝗞 𝗧𝗨𝗥𝗡 I was worried it was going to ruin the entire novel for me. Thankfully, I kept on even though I was positive I would hate how it ended (don’t worry, keep reading if you feel the same!). 𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗟𝗞𝗘𝗥 𝗕𝗢𝗢𝗞𝗦 are my cup of tea and the authors made this one feel so raw and realistic that could hardly contain my excitement when we got to the end (will there be another? I sure HOPE SO!).
If you’re looking for a modern thriller this is one of those books that you need to add to your TBR right away! I was riveted, intrigued, and downright OBSESSED with this book when I was reading it!
𝗠𝗬 𝗥𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗚: ⭐⭐⭐⭐(4.5)