Monday, December 3, 2018

Review: Watch the Girls by Jennifer Wolfe

Watch the Girls
by Jennifer Wolfe

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 320
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  I've been watched all my life. I'm used to being stared at. Observed. Followed.

Fame and obsession collide in this darkly twisted novel from an incredible new voice in suspense.

Washed up teen star Liv Hendricks quit acting after her beloved younger sister inexplicably disappeared following a Hollywood party gone wrong. Liv barely escaped with her life, and her sister was never heard from again. But all this time, someone's been waiting patiently to finish what was started...

Now fifteen years later, broke and desperate, Liv is forced to return to the spotlight. She crowdfunds a webseries in which she'll pose as a real-life private detective--a nod to the show she starred on as a teen. When a mysterious donor challenges her to investigate a series of disappearances outside a town made famous by the horror movies filmed there, Liv has no choice but to accept.

Liv is given a cryptic first clue: Follow the white wolf. And now a darker game is about to begin. Through social media, someone is leaving breadcrumbs to follow. As Liv makes increasingly disturbing discoveries, her show explodes in popularity. A rapt internet audience is eager to watch it all--perhaps even at the cost of Liv's own life...

Kritters Thoughts:  A behind the scenes look at Hollywood with a thriller wrapped in one cover.  Liv Hendricks and Olivia Hill are one in the same.  Olivia Hill was a child actress who left the business after a family tragedy but has reentered as Liv Hendricks, but would prefer to leave the past in the past.  As work has dried up she has a new assignment that may bring the past back to life and she may have to confront it all head on.  

As this is a thriller, I don't want to divulge too much because the joy in reading a thriller is learning all the clues as you go.  There are parts in the book that are in the present and in the past and each time it bounces back and forth, it is clearly marked.  The reader knows exactly the moment in time and I was so thankful for the transparency.  There were a few times where I may have predicted the next move, but there was enough surprises that threw me for a loop!  

This was definitely a creepy book.  I have a pretty thick skin and I had to switch at night to a cute Christmas romance!  This one definitely gave me some nightmares so be warned this was more than your typical thriller.  

Rating:  absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Grand Central Publishing.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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