Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Friend Request by Alex Ford - Book Review

book cover art for The Friend Request by Alex FordThe Friend Request
by Alex Ford
Genres: Romantic Suspense, Thriller

     If you aren't paranoid about giving out too much information on your facebook page, you should be. Alex Ford slaps us in the face with this story that points out how little privacy that we have in today's world, and it is at our own hands. How many personal items have you revealed on facebook thinking that only your FRIENDS would be bothered to read? How many people do you actually KNOW on your friends list? How often do you accept a friend request without actually knowing the person who sent it? These are all questions that we should ask ourselves.

     After a horrible car accident and 3 days spent in a coma, David Andrews suffers from a limited case of amnesia that erases two years of his memory. When David receives a friend request from Barry Taylor, he doesn't remember who Barry is, but Barry sure remembers David. Ex-con/con man/sociopath Barry Taylor uses facebook to gleam personal information from the staff at The Free Friday Weekly, where David works, and creates an entirely new persona for the soul purpose of ruining David Andrews' life - again.

     Very scary and incredibly possible, this dark comedy may hit a little too close to home for those who tend to overshare on social media. I'm not sure why, but this book is currently out of print, but is still available in Kindle form. Get it before it is gone!

I give it 4 star review graphic 4 stars!

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