Friend Me

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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.

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Reviews

  • WordSmith says:

    If it were possible, I’d have read this book through in one sitting! From page one, it grabbed me by the collar and wouldn’t let go. This is John Faubion’s first novel, and I hope there will be more to come. He is an excellent writer.

    I liked how the imagery in this book just popped. As I read, the events, scenery, and characters were sharply focused in my mind’s eye. The main characters were believable and well rounded. I felt like I could identify with their thoughts and emotions

  • Book Reviews says:

    This was a great book full of suspense and mystery. I kept turning the pages, waiting to see what would happen next. Faubion has a unique way with words that brings the characters to life and pulls you into the action.

  • This book almost reminds me of a movie I watched years ago about a psychopath woman who fell in love with a man and tried to get his life.

    I really loved this book because today, women and men both fall prey to the secretive online relationships that ruin marriages. I was glad to see that an author FINALLY wrote a novel about this situation and how it can definitely cause turmoil in relationships.

    Grab a copy of this book today. You will not be sorry.

  • connywithay says:

    At three hundred and sixty-eight pages, this Christian suspense fiction targets those interested in artificial intelligence coming to life in the social network setting. Having no profanity, the topic of adultery along with references to murder and violence would be appropriate for mature readers. With two pages of reviews at the beginning, the end includes a book description, discussion questions, book club activities suggestions, and questions to the author.

  • Thrilling, suspenseful and hard to put down! I never knew what was coming in this novel. It opened up the affects of virtual and online relationships and their affect on marriages. Definitely a book that will be hard to put down!

  • Buzz4mommies says:

    I was on the edge of my seat for this amazing thrill ride. The book starts right off with intensity and never slows down. The antagonist in this book is one of my favorites. She is really complex and even though she is doing some very horrible things I really felt bad for her too. That is how I knew this was a terrific book. The characters really had depth. They all had flaws, especially the main characters which is really refreshing. A string of poor choices leads them into a really dangerous situation.

    I highly recommend this book not only for it’s important themes and issues dealt with but also just for pure entertainment. I couldn’t put this book down!

  • This is a great Christian suspense novel. The idea of creating a virtual friend is cutting edge technology. The issues brought up in the novel are ones Christians need to address. Is “virtual” sin any different than other sin? What role should social media play in authentic relationships? An amazing book for a debut novel.

  • This fast-paced tale gripped me strongly enough that I did not want to put the book down until I had finished reading the last page.

    At times, I found myself wanting to reach into the pages and shake some sense into the characters. Other times, I wanted to envelop them in a hug. While my emotions ranged from anger, empathy, frustration, and disdain, my interest in the characters and the plot did not wane.

  • Wow! That is the first word that came to my mind as I finished reading this great suspense thriller by John Faubion. The first chapter will grab readers’ attentions and the rest of the story will keep them captive until the action-packed conclusion. I highly recommend getting this book. I’m looking forward to see what exciting new book this author comes out with next!

  • Not only did the title and synopsis of this book catch my eye, but once I opened it, it kept my attention. The characters and situations are so real that they could be taken right from the headlines.

  • John Faubion hit the ball out of the park with his debut novel Friend Me. It was the perfect mix of suspense, creepiness, and intrigue, with modern day issues.

  • With good reason. Faubion has penned a stunning debut novel. He’s pegged the lonely housewife square on the head, and I think he must have nailed the hardworking, executive husband type, too. With each spouse stressed and not sure how to connect with the other, it becomes all too easy to maximize ‘harmless’ online relationships. The ease with which he paints this fall is scary, and the danger that Melissa’s stalking presents to this family is beyond words. ‘Creepy’ doesn’t begin to explain it – making it a realistic, suspenseful, scary read.

    Friend Me is fabulous. Read it because you love suspense stories. Read it because you love techno-thrillers. Read it so you can discuss it with your spouse and your teen.

    Whatever your reason, just read it.

  • Overall, I was greatly impressed with Friend Me. I found it exciting to read about technology that is surely coming our way. I was also sufficiently creeped out to want to be wary if anything like Virtual Friend Me should ever come into existence.

  • 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.

  • This is a chilling thought to know just how close we are in actually having a company create something like this. I could see so many people lining up to create their own “friend” without considering the implications of who is really on the other end with all the information you are feeding them to create that perfect friend. I think John pulled out all the stops on this one and makes you truly consider just who you are allowing to become your friend in all the social media platforms available today and in the very near future. You will not be able to put this one down until you know how it all plays out and John does an exceptional job at keeping the right amount of suspense going to keep you flipping pages! % stars all the way to the climatic end!

  • The IE Mommy says:

    Friend Me was a thrilling, suspenseful read and once I got past my initial misgivings, I thought it was current and relevant to our social media obsessed world.

  • This story was very interesting in the use of artificial intelligence with social media.

    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. Rachel and Scott are a believable married couple with two kids. Both dealing with real life struggles of being a mom and Scott’s life as an investment manager.

    It also deals with how easily sin can happen and how easily we can justify that sin.

    This is an excellent thriller that deals with a relevant topics with a good use of scripture and spiritual guidance.

    Look forward to more from this author.

  • Friend Me attacks you from three points of view (Melissa, Scott, and Rachel) so you see it from several angles. It was a great read, capturing my attention from the first page and threatening not to let go. The book also explores some gray area between marital fidelity. Does it count if you are crushing on someone who’s not real (Edward Cullen, for example?) Author John Faubion explains what’s going on without getting too explicit, which I appreciated. The emotions that rolled off the characters was thick, from the grief Rachel felt over losing her best friend to the need for reassurance that Scott tries to find. If you are looking for a thrilling, suspenseful read that leans more toward scary than gory, you’ve gotta pick up Friend Me.

  • “Friend Me” is a contemporary suspense filled novel that could be a harbinger of where current social media could take us if we are not careful. The idea of being able to create virtual friends who actually interact with their creators is unique and many people would jump on the bandwagon in an instant. However Faubion’s tale gives the reader a warning about what could happen when the person behind the scenes is both mentally disturbed and unethical.

  • Friend Me is John Faubion’s debut book and I am hooked! As my readers know I love to find new authors and love being able to get debut books to read. This is why, I love finding authors from the start and John Faubion is no exception. Friend Me dives into the virtual world we live in and looks at the downside to all of this technology. Like anything in the virtual world, people are not always who they say they are. You can give yourself any background, any picture you want, any life you want. You can even take over someone elses. John Faubion writes with authority on software development, stocks and trading, marriage, and social medias. All of the characters in this book are unique and interesting. I really liked all of the characters including the villain, Melissa. Melissa’s brand of insanity is genius, like nothing I have ever read or seen before. This book literally grabbed me from the start and the twist and turns kept me engaged and guessing all the way to the end. John Faubion brings to light a program that could easily be real, and how easily these medias get out of hand. I truly enjoyed this debut book and cannot wait to see what John Faubion has in store next. I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian Suspense Fiction, you will NOT be disappointed. This book is eye opening! I give this book 5+ STARS

  • This book will certainly have you daydreaming and wondering what if. It is a page turner for sure. It is really hard to believe that this is the authors first book.

  • Friend Me is one of those books that gets under your skin … and makes your skin crawl. While the suspense is great, what is scarier to me is the fact that this technology could exist. If you take away the insane woman manipulating the virtual conversations, you’re left with a computer program that becomes more important to the user than the real people in his or her life. And I can totally see that happening. On one end of the spectrum, you have porn taken up a notch because the viewer is actually communicating with the “person” on screen. On the other end, you have a new friend (or a “recreated” loved one) who always knows what to say and never disappoints you. Both are so dangerous yet hold incredible appeal. This book gives a powerful warning to protect our hearts and minds online.

  • The story is full of suspense. It is actually a pretty good representation of something that could easily happen with technology today, if someone sinister was behind it. I think it was a good read, and I recommend it if you enjoy the Christian suspense genre.

  • Oh my goodness, if you read one book this year make it Friend Me by John Faubion. This is going on my list of one of the best books I’ve ever read. And it’s a debut novel. A debut! I wish all debuts were this good. I started it last night and finished it at noon today. Could not put this one down. Simply amazing. And all too real.
    The author did a great job of drawing me into the story, explained everything so I was not confused at all (which, I admit, if I don’t get a good explanation I’m sometimes really lost in a technical book). He wrote from the perspective of three people, a husband and his wife, and a psychopath named Melissa. He wrote the female parts with such accuracy that I had to keep reminding myself that it was written by a man.

  • This is the first book by John Faubion and definitely looks like it won’t be his last. The tension and stress that he writes into his characters are so real allowing the reader the chance to “see” themselves or loved ones that they know in those roles. He has created some memorable characters in Rachel and Scott. Not because of some outlandish lifestyle, but because they came across as real people just like the rest of us. The storyline flowed smoothly and while the author may have taken some creative freedom when it came to describing the technology behind the “friends”, I don’t think that the reality isn’t too far behind.

  • I really enjoyed this book. It was definitely a page turner for me. I read it in just a few short days. I felt that I could really relate to Rachel, as a stay at home mom to 3 children, most of the things she goes through or feels are things that I have gone through or felt myself. It was nice also to peek into the husband/male prospective as well, to be reminded that they have their own problems and worries. I thought the prologue at the beginning of the book was the perfect way to get the reader enticed and ready to get on with the story and find out what is going to happen. The build up to the end of the story is gradual, but gets intense at the end. I really enjoyed Friend Me and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys page turning suspense novels.

  • I’m thankful for the review copy of this riveting, page-turning, novel. It’s an insightful tour through cyber space that shows just how easy it is to be sucked into an addictive secret world. This author shows the potential for wicked abuse of a secret Virtual Friend and how quickly this secret breaks down the family and a society as a whole. This book also shows readers how easy it is to take your virtual friend anywhere you go and how in this case it can be a “fatal attraction situation.” for real in Scott and Rachel’s lives!

  • Absolutely one of my favorite books this year!
    Friend Me is a mesmerizing, chilling story that kept me captivated until the very end.
    There were so many aspects of the story that were just creepy!

  • I really liked that the male author ‘got’ how the female mind works. I also like that this was an inspirational book and focused a lot on faith. Rachel and Scott were a believable couple. A lot had gone their way over the years and they seem to have the perfect set-up. That isn’t the truth but it is what the world would see. The obsession of the programmer was scary and will really keep you reading to know what comes next.

  • By The Book says:

    I think Friend Me would make an excellent book club book. There are so many things to examine and discuss — the insidious nature of virtual realities and the danger of giving up relationship and reality when things get tough or boring or mundane. The virtual world seems here to stay. Does God’s word speak to the limits we should put on our participation? John Faubion explores this as well. As a suspense story, Friend Me delivers chilling scenes and tension to keep you turning the pages. The conversations between the characters seem a bit stiff, but overall the writing is good.

    Thought-provoking and frightening, Friend Me is a good choice for those who like suspense with grit and depth.

  • I loved the book. This is the author’s first novel, and he did an excellent job of writing it. It has a great plot, characters that had a lot of development, and enough suspense to hold my attention, but shouldn’t be too much for the faint of heart.

  • Friend Me is a sobering reminder of how seemingly small acts can have unintended and unforseen consequences, as Scott and Rachel find. It’s an excellent first novel, with good characters that invite the reader to feel a range of emotions, and an unusual suspense plot that raises some interesting issues. Not for the faint-hearted. Recommended.

  • Mommy Has to Work says:

    I was excited to get Friend Me in the mail to review. From reading the review it sounded like a great suspense novel. I was not disappointed!

    Friend Me by John Faubion was a wonderful read! Friend me is very current and is all about the internet and what kind of crazy, amazing things can be done online. But throw in a lot of good suspense and mystery and you have a great read.

  • I have to say, this book was not at all what I expected! Right from the beginning we are lead on a suspenseful journey which leads to places you never could imagine. That is the sign of a great mystery book! What starts out as just a fun thing for Rachel to “bring back” a friend to talk to, leads to Scott’s affair with an online girl, but that is just the start. Watching Rachel and Scott struggle in their marriage was difficult, and very relatable. When they learn of the fatal attraction going on behind the scenes, I found myself intrigued in how this would play out. I couldn’t put the book down, it kept me on my toes throughout the entire story!
    The author was very good at designing a story based from a woman’s perspective and adding the needed suspense. It was very well written, hard to believe it’s his first novel published! I can’t wait for more of his books!

  • Happy Four says:

    This is a fabulous and intriguing book. I found myself clued to the characters and unfolding plot as the characters got more entwined in what appeared to be a virtual connection, however, was much more. This is current and relevant as so many people have online relationships that appear to be harmless, however, have a hold on them. The story did not end as anticipated and I greatly appreciated the element of surprise throughout the pages learning about the past of the characters and the realization of the danger as a result of choices made.

  • It’s been a long time since I’ve read a thriller like Friend Me. From the very first page, I was hooked and couldn’t put this novel down. The plot is filled with so many twists and turns, and I love the author’s subtle message — that we as a society must be careful not to cross the lines that lead us away from what is true, pure, honest, and lovely.

    This book would be a fantastic springboard for discussion in book clubs. I especially enjoyed reading in the back of the book how the author came up with the idea, and how close he came to actually starting a business like Virtual Friend Me. It was the author’s wife who talked him out of it, and she encouraged him to write a novel about it instead. What an awesome idea! I look forward to many more great books from this author!

  • For a first novel this was pretty darn good. A situation that fits right in today’s world and the dangers that can come from social media. Suspenseful and creepy is how I would describe the book. The character, Melissa, is a strange lady and her story is one worth reading.

  • Great suspenseful read that will have you turning the pages just to find out what happens. Great book.

  • 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!

  • . . . be warned. There are LOTS of twists and turns in this novel! If you frequent social networks, you will probably leave them alone for a while. This is just entirely too possible. Creepy. And part of it is so very REAL!! I mean internet friendships often take on a life of their own and bleed into reality in ways that are dangerous and even deadly!

    And all of this in a DEBUT novel! I can’t wait to see what John Faubion comes up with next!!

  • This book will open your eyes to what could happen and hopefully you will take some precautions. Between this story and what you see in the news, it should be enough to set some guidelines in place that will hopefully protect you and your family. Or at least I hope so!

    Great book to read and definitely scary enough that it will keep you on the edge of your seat until the end.

  • This book was really well written and definitely kept me on the edge of my seat.

  • The concept of virtual friendships and relationships has always intrigued me because I am a recluse at heart. I love the idea that I could type information into the computer and “create” a personal friend that I could “talk” to about my day-especially when it’s been extremely stressful and my regular friends are tired of listening to me whine.

    As I learned more about Scott, Rachel, and their virtual “friends,” I was sucked more and more into the manipulation and was trying to figure out how to warn them of the impending disaster about to take place in their lives and possibly keep them apart forever.

    Friend Me is John Faubion’s first novel and he definitely hit a home run! The suspense will keep you on the edge of your seat and you will not want to put this book down!

  • One of the biggest things I took from this novel was that it’s important to guard your heart against temptation. It may seem that the marriage lost some of it’s “sparkle” since the wedding day, but being content with your spouse and being grateful for them is key into not looking elsewhere.

  • This is a thrilling book! It will suck you in and keep you turning the pages! It is very current and this could happen in our world today! Captivating! You won’t be able to put it down!
    Read more at http://www.hangingoffthewire.com/2014/02/friend-me-blog-tour.html#Cr1O8SdkvzTeq6WY.99

  • Moments says:

    John Faubion’s debut novel is suspenseful, current and will keep you on the edge of your seat reading! “Friend Me” is an all too realistic look into today’s society: lonely people wanting a friend, wanting comfort, turning to the internet to fulfill that need and not being aware of the dangers that go along with this. Scott and Rachel could be the couple living next door, the couple whom is overwhelmed with responsibilities, feeling pressure at work, not feeling confident about themselves and turn to a virtual friend to meet the needs of feeling secure, and feeling listened to without being judged. Melissa has issues from her past that have not been addressed and she is seeking to fulfill needs in her life, no matter how it impacts others.

  • This is a book that is probably truer to life than we really believe. The book is full of action and fast moving. I had to read it as fast as I could because I couldn’t wait to see what happens.

  • Wow, this is the kind of thing that you read about in the news. I was hooked from the moment I started to read it. It is full of fast moving action.

  • John Faubion has written a gritty and captivating novel in Friend Me. I was drawn into the story of Melissa, Rachel and Scott from the very first page. This was really a hard one to put down. Faubion takes the current and highly relatable topic of social media and takes his reader on wild ride; one that exposes the depths of evil and its affects on everyone it touches. He doesn’t shy away from or try to make more palatable the darkness that we are all just one click and bad decision away from while sitting before our computers.

  • This book is just a little bit creepy. I think that’s because it is in the realm of “this could really happen someday.”

    Talk about messing up your marriage and maybe even your life. Not that the marriage was perfect anyway.

    Thank you, Mr. Faubion for this exciting book. This former Hoosier is looking forward to your next one.

  • One sentence review of Friend Me: This book is chilling and fascinating.

    When you read it, you need to be prepared for a scary story that isn’t just entertainment.
    Friend Me sure elicited a strong emotional response as I read. There were times I shuddered and times I felt revulsion. Now that is powerful storytelling! I want to call the writing style ‘plain’ in the best of ways, because it brings to life just how ordinary Scott and Rachel’s days were.

  • Nothing Less says:

    The writing style was flawless though, as far as I could see while reading. John Faubion creates an engaging, suspenseful and intriguing story that keeps you’re attention but leaves you space to breath. I liked the climax of the story – not an all guns drawn, sirens shrieking ending like many mystery/murder novels will, but rather, a climax that brought you to a cliffs edge, but that didn’t leave you dangling for very long. The characters were well developed, felt like real people and the ending’s restoration just felt right.

  • After reading the description for Friend Me by John Faubion I was too intrigued not request it. . .

    It was a very interesting premise, and (in a scary way) quite believable. The book was suspenseful and kept me wanting to read more to find out what happened.

  • Original and imaginative, while simultaneously current, edgy, and fast-paced, FRIEND ME creates a science fiction world that serves both as social commentary on the risks of being careless on the internet, and the sheer ease at which one can fall into temptation.

  • Veronica's 'Views says:

    This is an interesting and timely story that really makes you think about our interactions with technology. How far is too far? What is infidelity?

  • Stress and poor communication at home can lead to the spouses drawing even further from each other and unfaithfulness. They finally build a social platform where you can build your own friend and eliminate the need for picking and choosing friends on other sites. Are you still being unfaithful even though the female you are communicating with supposedly doesn’t exist? How does this new friend change the dynamic in your marriage? What will you do when this friend tries to destroy it? These are the questions Mr. Faubion sets out to answer in this very exciting thriller. He also gives us a chilling look at the dangers of the Internet and social websites.

  • I thoroughly loved this book! Suspense is my favorite genre and John Faubion delivers! The storyline was refreshingly unique, the characters were realistic (could be your next door neighbors) and electric suspense was evident on every page! The chilling villain, Melissa, was masterfully created and I thoroughly enjoyed watching her weave her web. She reminded me of Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction. Beautiful, intelligent, but undeniably insane. I appreciated how the author kept a focus on God throughout the story, too. I highly recommend Friend Me. It’s a wild ride- Buckle up and enjoy the adrenaline rush.

  • So often when we get on the internet – especially games or social networks – we forget there are real people behind these “characters”. Sometimes, as this book reveals, these people are frightening and threatening and they are able to get into our real lives quite easily.

    I think this is a really good book. It was exciting and thrilling and it kept me turning the pages. The ending may have wrapped up a little quickly, but that was okay because it was a great story and it kept my attention to the end.

  • Expect to find your heart racing as you dive into “Friend Me”, a novel that will have you on the edge of your seat as you encounter a frightening, all-too-plausible scenario. What if your virtual friend and lover became your enemy, in the flesh? John Faubion has taken a fascinating concept…and spun it into an absorbing tale!

  • I was intrigued to read this book because it reminded me a bit of the premise for the movie Her which is in theaters now where a man falls in love with the operating system for his phone. What makes a person real and what do we lose when we rely on devices and technology instead of face to face meetings for relationships and interactions. Plus there have been other science fiction movies and books that have humanized robots which is always a bit disturbing! How do we deal with these virtual helpers without becoming dependent and losing out on real, personal interaction with the others in our lives?

  • Friend Me will open your eyes to a new—and terrifying—moral dimensions and how they play out in the real world.

  • Ummm. .. . . . wow. Wow, wow, wow. This book is definitely something else. The sad thing is I can see this happening. I can see technology doing this and people doing this. I can see some evil-minded person using it for wrong instead of good. I get this. I worked in mental health. This is the truly disturbed type of person that is out there. Now back to the book. This is a well written, keep you reading and wanting to know what comes next. I can say that I really did not see the ending being what it was. I knew Melissa would happen somewhat the way she did and all, but the Aunt, well throwing her in there is a definite twist. I really do not want to ruin the book for you, but I do have to say, do your background checks, especially on anyone you leave your babies with!

  • Friend Me was an enjoyable fiction novel that could easily become true in today’s times. I liked how the plot presented the dangers of technology and how virtual friend online software could be the next social media outbreak. I can see how people are turning more and more to technology and the internet than into engaging in person to person conversations. This novel was a little frightening it because it could cause our marriages and relationships with friends to be replaced with creating our own perfect person online.

  • Wow, and wow again! Usually I never know what I’m getting into when I read a new author and their first book but I cannot wait to read more by John Faubion – because Friend Me sucked me into the story and kept my attention the entire day!

  • This book started of with a bang, or you can call it a murder! I was kind of surprised, because I wasn’t expecting it, but it sure captured my attention! Though this is a fictional book, the story is really scary because it enlightens readers to just what can happen when you seek the internet for the companionship. And this is just what the characters did in this story. I thought Rachel acted sort of childish and selfish, just thinking of herself. Scott’s character was much more solid, but even at that, we can see how the internet pulled him in to its forces.

  • This book was quite a thriller from the first page to the last.
    I thoroughly enjoyed it, and to write a lot, would spoil the book.
    I took it to bed to read. I DID NOT go to sleep, I stayed up and read the whole thing. This has not happened in quite some time. 🙂
    I look forward to reading more from this author.

  • Yes, the book’s plot plays like a typically made-for-Lifetime movie, but never once did I ever thought the book was predictable or campy (like most Lifetime movies). Social sites can be very dangerous, which makes the book even more terrifying. The author did a wonderful job throwing in several twists and turns around ever corner. Overall, Friend Me is an a edgy page-turner thriller!

  • I am a lover of suspense but so often good Christian suspense is hard to find. That was so not the case with Friend Me! I loved this book. It was modern and really made you think about social media and how we interact but it was also soooo suspenseful and fabulous. I think I’ve found a new favorite author. If you love suspense you will love this book. I can’t wait to see what John Faubion comes out with next.

  • Faubion has written an excellent suspense novel but he also explored the idea of how quickly an individual can be sucked into doing things they never dreamed they would do. The author looked at how a seemingly innocent act – signing up for a virtual friend – could escalate into a war between good and evil. Friend Me will not only keep you reading – it is a page-turner – but also offers much to think about in a time when social media is such a ubiquitous part of life. I recommend this book – especially for someone who enjoys being absorbed by a novel that demands to be read to the end.

  • With so much of our lives spent online and with “friends” we’ve only ever met there, it is easy to make the same leap the author did. If you like suspense then this book is for you. The characters are believable and complete. The novel is well written and grabs you from the start. .

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