Spotlight, Review, and Giveaway: Friend Me by John Faubion

Posted 17 February, 2014 by Paige in Blog Tours, Book Reviews, Giveaways / 0 Comments

About Friend Me:
When a lonely wife and her frustrated husband each secretly pursue companionship online, neither dreams that a real woman is behind their virtual creations, threatening their marriage—and their lives.
Scott and Rachel’s marriage is on the brink of disaster. Scott, a businessman with a high-pressure job, just wants Rachel to understand him and accept his flaws. Rachel is a lonely housewife, desperate for attention and friendship. So she decides to create a virtual friend online, unaware that Scott is doing the exact same thing. As Rachel desperately tries to re-create a friendship with a friend who has passed, Scott becomes unfaithful and is torn between the love for his wife and the perfection of his cyber-girlfriend. But neither realizes that there’s a much larger problem looming . . .
Behind both of their online creations is Melissa, a woman who is brilliant—and totally insane. Masquerading as both friend and lover, Melissa programmed a search parameter into the virtual friend software to find her perfect man, but along the way she forgot to specify his marriage status. And Scott is her ideal match. Now Melissa is determined to have it all—Scott, his family, and Rachel’s life.
As Melissa grows bolder and her online manipulations transition into the real world, Scott and Rachel figure out they are being played. Now it’s a race against time as Scott and Rachel fight to save their marriage, and their lives, before it’s too late.
In today’s digital age, the Internet presents all kinds of opportunities to test our personal boundaries, and this exciting and suspenseful story raises important questions about the ethics of virtual relationships. Friend Me will open your eyes to a new—and terrifying—moral dimensions and how they play out in the real world.

About the Author:

John Faubion has spent many years in Asia as a missionary with his family. Since returning to the United States, John has worked as a senior software developer for a large appliance chain. He teaches an adult Sunday school class and enjoys writing and driving his 1949 Packard automobile. John lives near Indianapolis with his wife, Beth, and their daughter.
My Review:
From the first chapter I knew that this book was going to be way more interesting and suspenseful than I had even imagined based on the synopsis. Melissa was such an interesting, manipulative and just plain downright scary character. I found the concept of creating a virtual friend both interesting and quite creepy, to be honest(made for a great book!). This book had a very nice feel to it and I loved the mention of God throughout, always perfectly placed. Friend Me is one of those books where it’s like a race to the end to see how the story unfolds. I couldn’t wait to see the conclusion and the suspense was so thick that I found myself literally pacing while reading at times and I honestly can’t think of a person I know who wouldn’t enjoy this book. I’ve not read a lot of Christian Suspense books in the past and I feel like it’s a genre that certainly needs some love,  and this author certainly knows how to write a great book within it! I would certainly read more from Mr. Faubion, and I recommend you check this book out!
*Although I received this book in exchange for review for this blog tour from Litfuse, this in no way affected my review or opinion.*

John Faubion is celebrating his debut novel, Friend Me, with a Kindle HDX giveaway!

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One winner will receive:

  • A brand new Kindle Fire HDX
  • Friend Me by John Faubion

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on February 22nd. Winner will be announced February 24th on John Faubion’s blog.

Don’t miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to stop by John’s blog on the 24th to see if you won.

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