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Summary

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....

A smart and thrilling debut that delves into the darkest aspects of influencer culture, Ellery Lloyd’s People Like Her is about what you risk losing when you don’t know who’s watching....

©2020 Ellery Lloyd (P)2021 Macmillan Publishers International Limited

Critic reviews

"Breathlessly fast, brilliantly original." (Clare Mackintosh)

"Social media has never been so dark or so compelling." (Samantha Downing)

"Deliciously dark and devious." (Red)

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really enjoyed this

I found the story engaging and really enjoyed listening. Some good twists. interesting characters. Worth a credit

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A very intriguing read

Different, intriguing, and chilling read. Not my usual genre ...but I’m eagerly awaiting and hopeful for a sequel!

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Scary. Not recommended for couples with babies.

very tense but subject matter might affect confidence of people with babies or trying for a baby. I have often slept with babies in my bed but don't do it if you're drunk.

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Awful

Complete drivel unfortunately. I understood that there would references to Instagram but this was a step by step guide on how to use it. I’d hoped it would pass but 5 hours in, I had to give up. If I’d wanted to read all about Instagram I’d have bought a guide. Spoiled, shallow and entirely self absorbed and unrealistic characters. 5 hours In and still no storyline just over descriptive Instagram tag lines. Unbelievably boring, had to give up. Good narrators but even they couldn’t bring this painful ‘story’ to life!

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Inane rubbish.

Obnoxious, spoiled shallow main characters who I could find no sympathy for at all. I recognise what the story was trying to achieve, but it wasn’t worth my monthly credit.

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Brilliant!

This book is brilliant and narration spot on.

An absolutely devastating and darkly hilarious dissection of shallow Insta-lives.

The baddie is chilling and not too far-fetched.

The most "page turner" of an audiobook I have listened to in a while.

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I found this book well written and very well narrated. It highlighted the highs and lows of social media. I am not a fan but realise that becoming an influencer is a legitimate career choice nowadays. However the story also revolved around extracting revenge (although she called it justice) for a piece of advice offered by Emmy, the Mammabear influencer. This was interesting and the subsequent actions of the aggrieved person then provided an exciting conclusion to the story. Not entirely sure what the message was but it was an excellent read

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Alright, but came away disappointed.

So positives first, its well written, easy to listen to and very close to the end becomes quite interesting.

However I did struggle with this book, I wanted to like it because the premise sounded good, however it is very heavily narrated, every character talking through their thoughts and motives behind everything rather than the story unfolding itself. I also found that for the first 80% of the book it kind of felt like nothing really happened, def not a thriller or edge of your seat type read.

I do think this book is very well written, the narration by Anna Bentinck, Finlay Robertson and Nathalie Buscombe is impeccable and if you are looking for some easy listening without many twists and turns then you may very well love this book. I think I just found myself looking for something more.