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Publisher's Summary

A pause-resisting novel of suspense about the perfect family, and the perfect lies, by the best-selling author of When I'm Gone and The Waiting Room.

Adopted by her controlling foster mother at the age of eight, 20-year-old Tara has seen little of the outside world. Lonely, punished for the slightest offense, her only distraction comes from watching the Feely family's online videos. They're an affectionate vlogging quintet and an internet sensation. Most important, they are Tara's mental refuge. Then the opportunity arises for them to be something more. When Tara accepts an internship with the close-knit clan, they're her escape.

Daring to run away, and defying Mother's rules, Tara is welcomed into the loving fold. But the more Tara gets to know them, the more she realizes that not everything is as it seems. As secrets slowly surface, the image of the perfect family begins to crack. For Tara, it's another trap.

To claim a life of her own, she'll need a new escape plan. Because as the show's popularity explodes, reaching even more fascinated viewers, Tara can't shake the feeling that Mother is among their ranks. She's watching. She's waiting. She'll never let her go.

©2020 Emily Bleeker (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Beyond suspension of disbelief

I’m willing to understand that a certain amount of suspension of disbelief is required for these books. But the people in the story are so vapid and dumb it just goes beyond being able to deal with. Especially that kid Henry has got to be the biggest moron I’ve ever had the distaste to read about. Fun drinking game… Every time the word mother is used take a shot. Heck take 1/8 of a shot. You’ll be wasted by the end of chapter 1. And the ending just petered out. I kept waiting for some big reveal or exciting ending and it just kind of faded away. Definitely would not recommend

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repetative

no imagination . it just kept repeating same basic statements over and over.
no suspense.

why do so many give 5 stars and say great book.? it's getting so I can't trust the reviews.

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I like this book alot.

Trust me, I read way to much. Just read this book . You will love it.

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Really different in a good way!

A lot different than my normal books but soooo good! Loved the characters and the ending tied things up nicely. If you need a little break from the bad husband/bad wife melodrama then this is the book for you!

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Beautifully Written

What It Seems was a fantastic and brilliant read. Emily Bleeker's beautifully written words really created a perfect picture of the story. Her characters were all wonderfully created. I really enjoyed this book and thought it was suspenseful , thrilling with a little bit of shocks coming in the end! I will definitely be looking out for me by Emily Bleeker! 5/5 Stars

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wonderful I highly recommend it...

I absolutely love this book it is so good and it gets better towards the end give it a read if you haven't you won't be sorry, Sherry

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great listen

The narrator captured the emotion of the story. It was hard to STOP listening.

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Great storyline and suspense to the end

Really well written. Many turns and twists keep the reader guessing. Loved the characters and how I was pulled into each of them, all in different ways and for different reasons.

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Brilliant

It took a few chapters but hang on and you will be hooked. Literally kept you guessing until the last 10 minutes.

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Good

I liked this book. I thought it was pretty entertaining throughout. IMO it didn’t seem to belong in the mystery/thriller genre but maybe others will disagree. I was invested in Tara/Angela and I wanted to keep listening to see how it would play out.

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