A gripping page-turner about obsession, betrayal and shocking lies
by Charlotte Duckworth
Pub Date 01 Jun 2019
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'Gripping, scarily realistic and unpredictable - brilliant!' - Karen Hamilton, author of The Perfect Girlfriend
You can't stop watching her.
Violet Young is a hugely popular journalist-turned-mummy-influencer, with three children, a successful husband and a million subscribers on YouTube who tune in daily to watch her everyday life unfold.
Until the day she's no longer there.
But one day she disappears from the online world - her entire social media presence deleted overnight, with no explanation. Has she simply decided that baring her life to all online is no longer a good idea, or has something more sinister happened to Violet?
But do you really know who Violet is?
Her fans are obsessed with finding out the truth, but their search quickly reveals a web of lies, betrayal, and shocking consequences...
'A timely, page-turner of a novel, that asks the reader to think about all the ways we judge women, both personally and professionally' - Araminta Hall, author of Our Kind of Cruelty
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