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A Richard & Judy Summer Book Club Pick.
For fans of Liane Moriarty, People Like Her by Ellery Lloyd is a deliciously dark, page-turning thriller about truth and lies in the Instagram age.
'Smart, gobble-at-a-sitting thriller about life as a yummy mummy influencer and the dark side of Instagram' – Guardian
‘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 . . .
'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
With a million-plus Instagram followers, former fashion editor Emmy Jackson, the co-narrator of this unnerving debut from the pseudonymous Lloyd (husband-and-wife writing team Collette Lyons and Paul Vlitos), is Britain's most famous Instamum. Emmy claims her Mamabare account offers an unfiltered view of life raising three-year-old Coco and five-week-old Bear, but Emmy's embittered husband and co-narrator, Dan, can attest that her posts contain about as much truth as the novel he published eight years ago. Still, without Emmy's endorsement deals, they couldn't pay their bills, so Dan (aka Papabare) keeps quiet and plays his part. Little do the Jacksons know, someone watching their lives unfold online deeply resents their "perfectly imperfect" existence, and is determined to destroy it. Some of the multilayered plot's more nefarious twists strain credulity, but clever red herrings, sharply drawn characters, and steadily mounting dread largely compensate. Lloyd dramatically highlights the artificiality of influencer culture and the toxicity of society's social media obsession.