When an influencer disappears from social media her fans are mystified. Her fans are obsessed with finding out the truth, but their search quickly reveals a web of lies, betrayal, and shocking consequences.
'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
This is a taut, chilling read with a killer twist at the end - Sun
Brilliant and insidious - Lucy Clarke, author of Last Seen
Absolutely terrific, a beautifully written debut from an exciting new voice in psychological fiction - Cass Green, bestselling author of In a Cottage in a Wood
A fantastic debut of how female relationships can turn toxic with devastating consequences - Sue Fortin, author of Sister Sister
A compelling, addictive read... I absolutely loved it - Karen Hamilton, author of The Perfect Girlfriend
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A gripping, unpredictable read with two compelling female characters who I both loved and hated in equal measure - Tracy Buchanan
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. You can find out more on her website: charlotteduckworth.com.