About this Book

“You’re afraid you are becoming unfaithful, aren’t you?” 

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. 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 Me 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.

My Review

When I read the synopsis about this story I wanted to read it.  I’m so glad I did. This story focuses on one of my favorite topics, social media. This story was very interesting in the use of artificial intelligence with social media. Knowing what Google and other software developers are doing now this isn’t that far fetched.

The story brings out themes that are relevant in lives today. The desire for the perfect relationship that comes easy and serves ones’ needs, with the staunch reminder that relationships take work on all involved. It also deals with how easily sin can happen and how easily we can justify that sin.

Rachel and Scott are very believable married couple dealing with the challenges of a high stress job and the stay at home mom.

This is an excellent thriller that deals with real life struggles that happen even within a Christian marriage. The author uses relevant scripture and godly wisdom in this story.

I could see this becoming a movie.

Disclaimer: I would like to thank Howard Books for the opportunity to review this book, the opinions here are strictly mine.

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2 Replies to “The Future of Social Media-Friend Me by John Faubion”

  1. FRIEND ME sounds so intriguing. I don’t think I’ve ever run across a plot like it. I would love to win a copy. Thanks for giving me the opportunity.

    Janice H.

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