Fame and obsession collide in this darkly twisted novel featuring a former Hollywood starlet with a devastating secret in this psychological thriller People magazine praises as "fast-paced and involving", from an incredible new voice in suspense.
I've been watched all my life. I'm used to being stared at. Observed. Followed.
SOMEONE IS WATCHING
Washed up teen star Liv Hendricks quit acting after her beloved younger sister inexplicably disappeared following a Hollywood party gone wrong. Liv barely escaped with her life, and her sister was never heard from again. But all this time, someone's been waiting patiently to finish what was started...
FOUR MISSING GIRLS
Now fifteen years later, broke and desperate, Liv is forced to return to the spotlight. She crowdfunds a webseries in which she'll pose as a real-life private detective--a nod to the show she starred on as a teen. When a mysterious donor challenges her to investigate a series of disappearances outside a town made famous by the horror movies filmed there, Liv has no choice but to accept.
FOLLOW THE WHITE WOLF
Liv is given a cryptic first clue: Follow the white wolf. And now a darker game is about to begin. Through social media, someone is leaving breadcrumbs to follow. As Liv makes increasingly disturbing discoveries, her show explodes in popularity. A rapt internet audience is eager to watch it all--perhaps even at the cost of Liv's own life...
Filled with provocative twists and turns as the line between plot and reality blurs in this inventive tour-de-force from breakout writer Jennifer Wolfe.
Incredible Acclaim for Watch the Girl:
"Fast-paced and involving." -- People
"Sibling rivalry and Hollywood obsessions collide...Fast-paced and fraught with suspense, WATCH THE GIRLS unravels like a perfect summer-night movie." -- BookPage
"Has all the nightmare fuel of great horror movie camp mixed with an absorbing mystery....There is no denying WATCH THE GIRLS is "nervously-eat-an-entire-box-of-cookies-without-realizing-it" good." -- Shelf Awareness
"A devastating novel that evokes Ingmar Bergman and David Lynch....This disturbing, surrealistic thriller will keep readers spellbound." -- Publishers Weekly
"Debut author Wolfe has created a compelling, sympathetic character in Liv...[This is] a psychologically dark ride through a twisted underworld of fame and desperation, a journey that will keep readers guessing until the shocking ending. " -- Booklist
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Jennifer Wolfe's debut thriller is fueled by the desperate toxicity of social-media fame. Washed-up former teen star Liv Hendricks is desperate for cash after being fired from a low-rent reality show—so she agrees to appear in a dubious web series about the disappearance of four girls from a small central California town. As her investigation goes viral, Liv gets drawn into a sadistic cat-and-mouse game. Alternately comic and horrifying, Watch the Girls gives the damaged-narrator mystery a deliciously unsettling spin.
YA author Wolfe (as Jennifer Bosworth) makes her adult debut with a devastating novel that evokes Ingmar Bergman and David Lynch. In 2003, 17-year-old TV star Olivia Hill barely survives a car crash and the younger of her two sisters, 14-year-old Miranda, disappears. Flash forward to 2018. Olivia, rechristened as Liv Hendricks, finds herself at another crossroads after a blogger's surreptitiously recorded video in which she drunkenly vents about exploitation of women in Hollywood goes viral and gets her fired from her acting gig on a Scooby-Doo knockoff reality TV show. Her response: crowdfunding a web series in which she'll investigate real-life mysteries. That's what brings her to Stone's Throw, Calif., where she connects with legendary horror film director Jonas Kron, her biggest backer, who insists that she try to figure out what became of four young women who vanished from an area of the picturesque mountain village known as Dark Road. Then Gemma, Liv's overbearing manager and perennially jealous sister, shows up and disappears. Despite some plot reveals that stretch credulity, this disturbing, surrealistic thriller will keep readers spellbound.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Super smart and dark
Great new voice in adult thrillers
Disappointed. The sample made the book seem really interesting and mysterious. After downloading it turned extremely violent. Wish I knew how graphic this book would get before purchasing