is a suspenseful thriller that will have you turning the pages right through the night unable to put it down! A troubled marriage, an online virtual friend company and an unstable employee in that virtual friend company produces a thrilling book that gave me the goosebumps and had me up late at night reading.
is the first novel by John Faubion. It is centered around the troubled marriage of lonely housewife, Rachel, and her frustrated husband , Scott. Scott wants his wife to understand his high pressured financial job and maybe even have her be a bit more like his own mother. Rachel wants Scott to see how lonely she is. She has given up so much for Scott and given him a family and she wants her husband and friend back.
They both turn to a virtual friend company. Rachel creates a “copy” of a dear friend of hers who has passed away. While Scott creates his ideal cyber girlfriend. The twist comes when the employee behind these creations, Melissa, decides that Scott is her ideal match. Melissa is determined to have all of him – not only him but his family and Rachel’s life.
Melissa begins to grow bold and tries to transition their virtual world into the real world. It is only then that Scott and Rachel realize they have fallen for something that has begun to feel like a trap. They have to fight against time to save all that is important to them.
In the opening of the novel I had a hard time following the idea behind this virtual friend idea but the more it was discussed the more you can see this becoming something real in our own present life. Technology is advancing daily and people are connecting to each other in ways that were never possible before. Online “friendships” begin and can be disastrous to marriages and trust.
Through out the novel you wanted to beg and plead with Rachel and Scott to just talk to each other. So many marriages can quickly fall down this road and it is so important to be open and honest with our spouses. Friend Me
opens up a real concern that is present in society today about online and virtual relationships and how these affect marriages.
I have not read a thriller like this in a while and it is definitely a book I will be re-reading again! I am definitely looking forward to reading more of John Faubion’s books! To find more reviews on Friend Me check out the Litfuse Blog Tour here
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Disclosure: I received a digital copy of this book in order to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own.