Sunday, January 12, 2014

Friend Me a Novel of Suspense by John Faubion: Book Review and Kindle HDX Giveaway

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This book had me at the start. I stayed up late several nights to finish it but it was worth it. I loved the idea of a freaky social networking site like in Friend Me. It has a basis of reality to it.  I could totally picture scene after scene in my head and that is the kind of book I love. The author has to make me see it in my mind's eye.  How eerie is the whole premise behind the book? Online dating has taken on a whole new dimension here. You can create exactly the person you need to interact with online. Scott, the central character does just that.  There is a twist to the whole story though but I am not going to share that all with you here. Perhaps someone else is controlling the whole picture...someone who has some sociopathic tendencies perhaps. Think about it. Totally science fiction thriller in an amazing sort of way. There was definitely some elements of Christian faith sprinkled in to the book but included in a manner that is appealing to anyone.  
Scott completely believes he is a virtuous Christian and a good husband.  He spends all his free time online in this virtual world he has created but uses excuse after excuse to himself that this is acceptable since it is not reality.  You see him experience struggles in his career and marriage, which directs him more and more towards the creepy reality he has created in this virtual world. The secrets finally are exposed and you will be on the edge of your seat until the end.
This book is an exciting read no matter if you are a computer whiz or not. I am wondering if he is already working on a sequel...meanwhile, don't forget to enter the Kindle HDX Giveaway by clicking here!

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