We've all seen them on Instagram, those women who appear to have everything. With a successful online platform and seemingly perfect family, Emmy Jackson is one of them. But there is a darker side lurking. Ellery Lloyd is a husband-and-wife team, who write, and their different voices add to the atmosphere.
A cleverly plotted thriller told from three viewpoints: an Instagram "mumfluencer" known as Mamabare; her novelist husband Dan, who hasn't written a book in years; and an anonymous "follower" of Mamabare who bears a terrible grudge against her. A good thriller is joy enough but People Like Her is also a razor-sharp look at Instagram culture, the Faustian pact made by influencers who share every detail of their lives, and what it might mean when the world knows so much about your children. Very highly recommended.