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, Suspense
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Reviews Watch the Girls

  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    1970-01-01
    Initial ThoughtsMaybe 3.5 stars? This was different and completely unexpected. Just as soon as I thought I knew where things were going I found out that I was completely wrong. I never really connected with any of the characters and Liv/Olivia was hard to figure out but that was part of the mystery. I will need to think about this one for a bit before posting my full review. Review copy provided by the publisher. Full review to be posted soon.
  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
    1970-01-01
    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
    1970-01-01
    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 -...
  • Cecily Kyle
    1970-01-01
    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
    1970-01-01
    *********** 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
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Peggy Jaeger
    1970-01-01
    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 ...
  • Chelsey Burch
    1970-01-01
    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)
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Ryley (Ryley Reads)
    1970-01-01
    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)
    1970-01-01
    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
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Alla
    1970-01-01
    “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
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Kimmy
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Samantha March
    1970-01-01
    Whew. Watch the Girls might be the most disturbing book I’ve read in 2018, possibly ever. This book will definitely not be for everyone, and there were a few times that I wondered if I would be able to finish reading it myself. If you are familiar with Rob Zombie movies, there were certain situations in this novel that made me remember watching some of his movies back in college – and having nightmares for weeks. I will say though that I real...
  • Susan
    1970-01-01
    I spent a lot of time while reading this book thinking "this is a lot like......" Blair Witch, Twin Peaks, Scooby Doo, and even Eyes Wide Shut. So if you are a fan of any of those, you would probably enjoy this book. Three sisters under the thumb of their fame and money obsessed mother. The youngest disappears leaving the older two devastated, each in their own way. Several years later, Olivia (or Liv) is down on her luck and decides to do a movi...
  • Johanna Sawyer
    1970-01-01
    I received an advanced reading copy to read and review. Liv Hendricks is a washed up child tv star, who lost her sister and her memories one night over ten years ago. She is currently making money acting in a bullshit rendition of Scooby Doo. After being fired because of a drunken tirade caught on tape she offers herself up to investigate for hire through a online web page. The donation comes in the form of a horror director name Kron and the dar...
  • Cheryl
    1970-01-01
    I did enjoy this book. The shift from the opening scene to the present was not as smooth as it could have been. I was left wondering what had happened to Olivia's sister. One moment she was driving to pick her up from a party and the next moment she is with her other sister on her way to investigating the disappearance of several women. I liked Olivia. She was flawed but personable. She may have been a celebrity but she did not flaunt this status...
  • Susan
    1970-01-01
    This book began with some promise. Actor Liv Hendricks was part of the cast on a popular TV show when her younger sister Miranda disappeared. Liv quit acting and eventually found herself broke. She decides to become a real private investigator, as opposed to just her TV role, and finds herself investigating a series of disappearances that happened in the hometown of a famous horror filmmaker. All rather interesting until we get to that point. The...
  • Kathy
    1970-01-01
    Watch the Girls is the debut novel by author Jennifer Wolfe. Very entertaining book....I am looking forward to more from Wolfe.This is a really fun read....well there are the murders...but it is fun. There is reality tv and all the craziness that goes with it. What is really going on in creepy little town Stone's Throw? Liv, a former tv reality star, needs money after being fired from her latest show. She crowdfunds a webseries and is hired by a ...
  • Debi
    1970-01-01
    Possible spoilers........This book was one that I had trouble putting down but wow, it's really creepy. I had figured out who one of the 'Bad People' was fairly easily but there is always the Why? to their behavior to figure out. The story is sad and pretty dark but very interesting.My only complaint was that the author didn't give us a bit more detail after the end of the festival film....such as...the thoughts of Kron and Desiree (the truly awf...
  • Anthony
    1970-01-01
    Excellent read, I couldn't put it down. It was exciting throughout the entire book and kept me guessing the ending. I am anxiously awaiting more titles from Jennifer Wolfe. This is a "must" hand sell title for me at my store. On a technical side, I normally don't like books that jump timelines back and forth, but I feel it was necessary in this book. Well written and superbly thought out. Loved it. This book was provided to me by Netgalley in exc...
  • Jim N
    1970-01-01
    Watch the Girls has a great premise and I found the first third of the book compelling but the intriguing mystery at the center of the story gave way pretty quickly to predictable "reveals", painfully written sex scenes and a "startling" ending that felt both preposterous and unsatisfactory. I wish I had liked this more but it just wasn't for me.
  • Lisa
    1970-01-01
    This book started off strongly, and kept me interested, for the most part. However, I did not love all parts that explored the objectification and degradation of women- maybe I should have gotten a hint from the title? For me, the last part was unsatisfactory, unless this is the beginning of a series. Too many questions unanswered.
  • Pearl
    1970-01-01
    For a completely unknown book and author, and a read that I picked up totally off the cuff I guess it could have been worse. I thought the story got off to a slow start and I tired of the narration of our somewhat jaded protagonist very quickly. Once the plot really got started it was good, but I don't think this is one that I would have picked otherwise.
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    Eeeeeeek!Set aside time for this one, because once you start, you WILL NOT be able to stop. Nor will you want to. I read this in a frenzy--mesmerized, horrified, and in awe of its sheer, propulsive, darkly crackling energy. A smart-as-hell, chilling mystery with a protagonist I absolutely adored. More, please!
  • Willow
    1970-01-01
    Ever since I found out this book was coming out I was so hyped for it. Now I normally try not to over hype a book just incase I get disappointed. But NOPE not with this book! I was so freaking happy that this book turned out as amazing as it did! I was sitting on the edge of my seat and wanting more and more. I highly recommend and I can’t wait to read more from this author!
  • Jen
    1970-01-01
    Disturbing, raw and I would not recommend to people with light thoughts about the world. I think it was written fantastic and had me up all night reading with my book light. Captivating and deceitful. Recommended for those who seek disturbing- violence and or/ great mystery.