Surprise, surprise, something juicy, tasty, deliciously witty, fresh from the oven deserves 4 stars and it’s time to be a generous grader because it’s a quite fantastic, entertaining, twisty page-turner about voluntarily letting your life play out in front of the prying, curious and controlling eyes book.
This book definitely passes all the tests with flying rainbow colors.
Great writing- CHECK
Intriguing characters- CHECK
Fast and unputdownable pacing-CHECK
Satisfying conclusion- CHECK
The plot: Violet Young is a vlogger, an influencer, starts her videos telling her experiences about postpartum depression and lately she started sharing her happy life including her beautiful house, amazing kids and handsome, rich, handsome husband ( too good to be true right, better than watch any kind of Real Housewives series) with her growing numbers of followers. Buy one night, she deletes all of her social media accounts and disappears out of nowhere, leaves her curious stalkers without proper explanation.
The book starts with a troller/stalker/ psychologically damaged admirer’s letter with those haunted words: “I know everything about you, Violet…”
As soon as I grab the book, flipping those pages faster than light speed (yes, I updated my brain settings and choose the fast reading option because the book was so intriguing and as I see two different women’s POVS, I really wanted to know what were their connection with Violet and family!), I realized both of characters in this book already lost their marbles. Every one of them shows stalker-ish, obsessive compulsive tendencies, suffering from anger-management problems which worked soooo finneee with me. Much craziness always increases my appetite.
SOOOO WHAT HAPPENED TO VIOLET BLAKE? I thought it could be like Laura Palmer case and they can hire a detective as charismatic as agent Cooper. But sorry friends, this book is not a crime thriller. It’s all about illusions, lies and perversions that social media accounts created in normal people’s lives and make them volunteered slaves of BIG BROTHER in exchange of some sponsors’ not necessarily lifesaver products.
Let’s move our lunatic three amigos/characters…
Lily, 27, single mother, introvert, showing symptoms of depression and alcoholism, feels lost after she cannot connect with Violet’s virtual world. She loses her own identity by emphasizing too much with virtual realities costs her not having a proper friendship or relationship with a man. Now she resumes her life consisted of too many lies. We should be sorry for her, right! Hmmm think it again!
And Yvonne, 40, married with a younger trainer, successful photographer, trying so hard to get pregnant and she finally succeeds. So we should be happy for her, right! Hmmm think it again!
And Henry, Violet’s handsome, devoted husband looks also exhausted and lost after his wife’s disappearance from social media. He had some kind of anger issues and last time the neighbors had seen his wife, an ambulance had been spotted in front of their house. Did he hurt his wife? Why his sister-in-law take care of the children? Why does he visit hospital? And finally what the hell happened to Violet?
I loved 3 different (crazy characters’) POVS and their final connection, all those revelations and of course somewhat twisty conclusion at Violet’s part. (Violet should be careful about who will she work with!!!!)
Pacing, writing, cumulation of crazy characters, surprises enjoyed me so much. I didn’t want to slap any of the characters because they were really damaged and broken ones who couldn’t achieve to leave their pasts behind.
Special thanks part coming right now! Thanks to Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books to share this ARC COPY in exchange my honest review and of course, too many thanks to Charlotte Duckworth to create this amazing story and give some much thrillers and enjoyment.