Unfollow Me by Charlotte Duckworth

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Topics >Mummy Vloggers>Violet is Blue>Violet’s Whereabouts

Horsesforcourses
So guys, a friend of a friend knows Violet’s next door neighbour. Apparently on Saturday evening she heard Violet and Henry screaming at each other. Like properly screaming, through the walls. It was so bad it woke up this woman’s newborn. Then – and this is the best/worst bit – an ambulance arrived. She couldn’t see who it was for and she didn’t want to go outside and stare like a horrible rubbernecker. But still! WTAF has happened?

Sadandalone
Oh my god!!!!

Bluevelvet
I’m really upset to hear this. I thought they were rock solid.

Horsesforcourses
Do you remember earlier in the year though? All that business with Mandy? Maybe something did happen, she lost her temper and…

Neverforget
Who knows what goes on behind closed doors…?

Bluevelvet
Did your friend find out any more, Horses?

Horsesforcourses
Yes, she said she hasn’t seen Violet since. But, weirder still, there’s been some other woman there, coming and going with shopping and stuff. Letting herself in with a key. It’s not the cleaner. She’s never seen her before, doesn’t know her name. It’s just SO weird now, Violet’s been missing for four days and there’s been nothing. Not even a statement from her management.

ABOUT THIS BOOK: I loved the beginning of this book. It had the potential to be an exciting read. Instead it became repetitive and a little boring in places. I didn’t feel anything for any of the characters – but then that may have something to do with the fact that I don’t understand people who choose to live their lives on social media.

The story is told from three points of view: Henry, husband of Violet; Lily, solo mum, avid but sometimes jealous fan of Violet; and Yvonne, struggling with infertility issues.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t dislike this book, I just found it an average read. It has all the ingredients for a better than average read: the disappearance of a ‘public’ figure; three unreliable narrators; manipulative characters; infidelity; secrets and lies. But it never quite all came together for me. The ending felt contrived and left me feeling shortchanged.

On the positive side, this is a quick and easy read.

😏🙄🤔

‘Holding on to anger is like drinking poison.’

#UnfollowMe #NetGalley

THE AUTHOR: Charlotte Duckworth has spent the past fifteen years working as an interiors and lifestyle journalist, writing for a wide range of consumer magazines and websites. She lives in Surrey with her partner and their young daughter.

DISCLOSURE: Thank you to Crooked Lane Books via Netgalley for providing a digital ARC of Unfollow Me by Charlotte Duckworth for review. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions.

For an explanation of my rating system please refer to my Goodreads.com profile page or the about page on sandysbookaday.wordpress.com

This review and others are also published on Twitter, Amazon and https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2994156516

Author: sandysbookaday

I love good quality chocolate. I love the ocean and love to be in, on or beside it. I read any and every where. I am a proud mum and Nana. I like wine, gin, Southern Comfort, a cold Heineken on a hot day. I am very versatile like that. I cross stitch, do jigsaws, garden, and work on a farm. I am an occasional scribbled. I have far too many books I want to read to ever find the time to die. I am an active member of Goodreads as Sandy *the world could end while I was reading and I would never notice* and review on Amazon under the name Sandyj21. My Goodreads reviews are automatically linked to my Facebook page. Groups I belong to and participate in on Goodreads include: The Mystery, Crime and Thriller Group; Mysteries and Crime Thrillers; Psychological Thrillers; Reading for Pleasure; Crime Detective Mystery Thrillers; English Mysteries; Dead Good Crime; Kindle English Mystery, All About Books and NZ Readers. April 2016 I made the Top 1% of Goodreads reviewers (As follows) Hello Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*, In our community of readers, you stand out in a notable way: You're one of the top 1% of reviewers on Goodreads! With every rave and every pan, with every excited GIF and every critical assessment, you've helped the Goodreads community get closer to a very important milestone – the 50 Million Reviews mark!

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