Watch the Girls by Jennifer Wolfe

Watch the Girls

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.SOMEONE IS WATCHINGWashed 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 ...


Details Watch the Girls

TitleWatch the Girls
Author
Release DateJul 10th, 2018
PublisherGrand Central Publishing
LanguageEnglish
GenreThriller, Mystery, Fiction, Mystery Thriller, Horror
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Reviews Watch the Girls

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    2018-09-04
    This book needs to be made into a movie (or preferable a miniseries). I read A LOT of thrillers, but honestly, few really catches my attention in a way that makes me totally absorbed. WATCH THE GIRLS is one of them. Seriously, I just absolutely loved this book. It got everything I like, dysfunctional families, missing people, creepy little town, people with wolf masks, orgies ... yeah, I bet you're interested now? ;)Seriously, I always hope to be...
  • Michelle
    2018-09-07
    The first 1/3 of this book started off so creepy and had so much potential but that is about the only good things I have to say. This book went completely off the rails for me. For the amount of violence and sex scenes this book had it actually read very much as young adult. The ending sucked. 2 stars because I managed to finish it. Thank you to NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for providing me with a digital ARC in exchange for my honest r...
  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    2018-07-23
    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.This was a book that really kept me guessing. When I first read the description for this book, I knew that I had to give it a try. I love a good thriller and this one looked to have a whole lot of promise. Once I got started with this one, I had to know how things would work out. There were plenty of twists and turns that kept the pages turning. I am glad that I decided to take a chan...
  • Laura
    2018-08-22
    3.5 stars Is there really that much difference between being a detective and playing one on tv? Liv Hendricks used to be Olivia Hill, the teen actress who was last seen in The Hills Have PIs alongside her younger sister Gemma. Olivia was the star going places, while Gemma was the liability with all her partying on the verge of being written out. That is until their younger sister Miranda disappeared on a night Olivia dragged her along to pick Gem...
  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
    2018-06-01
    In 2003 Actress Olivia Hill had a hit TV show with her sister Gemma and movie roles were beginning to pour in. Their "momager", Desiree, was overbearing and more interested in money than the well being of her daughters and Gemma began a dangerous spiral with drugs and alcohol. Olivia and younger sister Miranda received a frantic call from Gemma asking if they'd pick her up from a party on Mulholland Drive. The evening ended in a car crash: Olivia...
  • Jamie Rosenblit
    2018-06-22
    4.5 TWISTY TWISTY STARS!!!Watch the Girls finds former child star, Olivia Hill - now known as Liv Hendricks, hosting a crime investigation show which she crowdfunds (a la Kickstarter type tool), when she receives a large amount of funding from a famous filmmaker who wants to know what happened to his missing niece and hopes she will take this up on her show! Coincidentally, Jonas, the direction, had once wanted Liv to star in his film years ago -...
  • Frank Phillips
    2018-08-01
    I'm so torn on this one... Anything from A3 to A4 star read, in my book! This was such an incredibly quick read if I had more time during the day to read I think I would have read this in two sittings, however work and training got in the way, as it usually does. Some aspects of this book made me cringe because it seemed almost too unrealistic, while other aspects of it cringe because they were very realistic, such as the sadism and very graphic ...
  • Cecily Kyle
    2018-07-20
    This book had goods and bads. I was completely drawn in by the title and cover. I figured it would be a bit dark and twisted and I was looking forward to getting sucked into the story. However, it started off with promise but lost me a bit in the middle and concluded decently. I just had such higher hopes so I felt a bit let down. I am still trying to figure out how I really think, I think my main issue is that I didn't like the main character......
  • MissBecka
    2018-07-25
    *********** ARC FROM GIVEAWAY ***********ERMAHGERD!!!I'm kicking myself that I didn't tear into this the moment it arrived on my doorstep.This book was amazing!Liv is a great character and the story is so addictive.I had trouble putting it down. Eventually I could no longer keep my eyes open and had to get some sleep before finishing.As soon as I woke up all I could think about was... HOW DOES IT END?Get a copy of this book in your hands as soon ...
  • Laura Guilbault
    2018-07-22
    Holy crap.I won this edition through Goodreads Giveaways, and it is not 320 pages! It's 385 pages, plus Acknowledgements.It was long; I usually aim for my books to be 350 pages or under, but when you get a free book you do not complain. And holy crap, was this worth it!There were a lot of, er, mature scenes, but the story, the material, is so rich and real it makes your regular life seem like the ultimate bliss. Sometimes I wish I were a famous a...
  • Tez
    2018-10-09
    WARNINGS: Self-harm, murder, arson, rape, mentions of cat and human mutilation.You guys. I loved this early on, and loved it all the way through. It's dark and graphic (see warnings), and so twisted. Effed-up families, mysterious Norwegians, artwank - WATCH THE GIRLS has it all. Jennifer Wolfe is the new queen of weird noir, and I'm all for it. I don't know when her next novel is coming, but I want it now!(Could've done without the weight and fol...
  • Peggy Jaeger
    2018-06-18
    Jennifer Wolfe’s new novel, WATCH THE GIRLS, starts with two sisters ( the youngest and the oldest) driving to “rescue” the middle girl – a wild child, television ingénue with a penchant for trouble. Flash forward a decade and a half and the oldest sister, Liv ( Olivia) is practically a has been in the tv realm, while the middle sister, Gemma, has gained stardom and fame at the cost of everyone and everything around her. The baby sister ...
  • Cassie
    2018-09-29
    3.5 stars, rounded up. Watch the Girls is an atmospheric, genuinely creepy thriller about the price of fame and how the past can haunt us. I'm absolutely fascinated with the "books about film" subgenre, and this is an excellent one. Author Jennifer Wolfe mentions in her acknowledgements that we all have a "good wolf" and a "bad wolf" inside us, and in this book, her inner "bad wolf" shows itself in disturbing descriptions of screwed-up, pitch bla...
  • Chelsey Burch
    2018-07-23
    Me201826 years old; 255 lbs.Facebook fans: 246Twitter followers: 0Instagram followers: 152Yeah, I don’t really know what all that was about, or why it was included after every time jump. Idgaf how many Twitter followers the main character has, or how many calories she eats. I get that her mom was mentally abusive and instilled that mindset into her from a young age, but the repetition of it throughout the whole story made me roll my eyes. Liv h...
  • Jessica (jessreadsalatte)
    2018-06-19
    I was sent a copy of this novel by Hatchette Book Group in exchange for an honest review3.5 Stars***Trigger Warning for Sexual Assault and Rape in this book***This book made me feel very iffy, honestly. The main character was very relatable, I felt like I was reading about someone I knew or was close to me. In fact, the plot was so realistic it was terrifying. Anyone avid in the media could go through this and I found that quite terrifying.The pr...
  • Autumn
    2018-08-27
    I was literally hooked from the first page. Although I did listen to the audio. I did not want to stop reading. I read while working, driving and eating. I may have yelled at the characters a few times and my husband because for some strange reason he kept thinking I was talking to him and I needed him to hush.This book so so good! Seriously pick it up.
  • Kay Sundstrom
    2018-08-04
    The novel inhabits a skewered reality, and once you accept that things will be manic, you will have a fun ride.
  • Mary Beth
    2018-08-27
    This was a interesting book. It definitely kept me wanting to figure out who was the guilty party. There were some interesting things that went on in this book that made me go," really?"
  • Erin Diane
    2018-09-07
    wow wow wow. those twists at the end! this book kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. i absolutely loved it.
  • Suzanna
    2018-09-02
    Ewww, only two stars, right?! I liked the idea of this book - in fact I picked it up off of the cover and then the inside flap intrigued me. But ... no. The characters were well written and the main storyline was ok, but as things came together I disliked this more and more. It seemed the graphic and sadistic violence didn't have a point - even to the point of the plot where it was supposed to make sense. The two bad guys did all these terrible t...
  • Ranie Elias
    2018-09-07
    The beginning of this story is really good but then the story line gets weird and dull....sorry
  • Ryley (Ryley Reads)
    2018-07-29
    I wasn't really too sure what this book was all about when I first started it and I'm ending it still feeling confused, but I think its a good confused? I don't really know how I feel about this one.Thanks so much to Hachette Books for sending me a copy of this book for an honest review, as always, all opinions are my own.**Trigger Warning: There are some fairly graphic depictions of sexual assault and rape in this book, so please proceed with ca...
  • Lori L (She Treads Softly)
    2018-07-15
    Watch the Girls by Jennifer Wolfe is a highly recommended debut mystery/thriller.Liv Hendricks used to be Olivia Hill, a child star. She left the TV show she was on after the night her sister Miranda disappeared. That night their other sister, Gemma, also a child actor, called to be rescued from a party and the two sisters went out to pick her up. Something awful happened and only two sisters remained. Gemma continued on with her career, but Oliv...
  • Juli Rahel
    2018-07-12
    A missing sister? A former teen star? A series of disappearances? A town made famous by horror movies? How has this genius combination of thrills not been combined in a book before now?! I was fascinated by Watch the Girls’ blurb straightaway, which of course led to the concern that the actual book wouldn’t live up to my expectations. But thankfully that concern was unfounded because Wolfe delivered exactly what I wanted. Thanks to Grand Cent...
  • A. S.
    2018-07-12
    “Watch the Girls” by Jennifer Wolfe follows child star Olivia Hill who has changed her name to Liv Hendricks following the loss of her sister Miranda (who vanished after she and Olivia drove to rescue their other sister, Gemma, from a party gone bad) and her own acting career, which has fizzled out in the intervening years. The last straw happens when Olivia is kicked out from her latest show (a grown-up, reality show version of Scooby Doo wh...
  • Ellen
    2018-07-23
    I had seen this book on a few bookstagram posts and it caught my attention. Amazon Prime day rolled around and I decided to go ahead and buy it - and boy am I glad I did.This book is a fascinating psychological thriller that really encapsulates the "reality" of our current times. I mean is life really lived if it hasn't been documented online? Disturbing and incredibly addictive this story is one that will have you glued to your seat trying to fi...
  • Amy
    2018-09-21
    If I had to be honest I would probably actually give this book 3.5 stars. Watch the Girls is about this washed up teen star. Liv is now in thirties and is an out of work actress. She decides to go this go fund me page and start her web series where she will look into mysteries just like the teen detective she once played. She gets hired by this famous horror movie director to investigate the dark road. A mysterious road in town where several have...
  • Kimmy
    2018-07-21
    Oh my gosh, this book! I couldn’t put it down! It was so good.I love a good mystery/thriller, and I kept hearing about this one in my bookish social media. I saw a lot of comparisons to Marisha Pessl’s excellent Night Film, which I loved, so I knew I had to check out Watch the Girls.This book was really absorbing and I was pulled in right away. I loved reading about Jonas Kron’s horror movies, which definitely sounded creepy (and that was p...