Friend Me – Book Review

Friend Me

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.

The book starts off with Melissa apply for a job at a computer company which is going to be launching a new program. Then her new boss turns up missing. Fast forward five years when Melissa is now the leader in the new Virtual Friend Me program. With the  Virtual Friend Me program a person can create a friend living or dead, or someone totally new to be “friends” with on-line.  That’s where Scott and Rachel come into play. Rachel is a bored house wife that wants a friend to talk to. Her husband works late and Rachel suspects he’s cheating on her. Rachel signs up to create a “friend”. Scott is intrigued and creates his own “friend”. Little do they know Melissa is manipulating both of them….

You’ve got to check this book out!

About the book: 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.

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I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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  1. Sounds like an interesting read! I might check it out at the library. 🙂

  2. Sounds so great, I need to get back into reading some fun books!

  3. Sounds interesting. Social media adds a whole new dimension of creepiness.

  4. This sounds so unique and interesting!

  5. Sounds intriguing. I love these kind of books, too, so I need to check it out!

  6. Oh this sounds like my kind of thriller book.

  7. Sounds interesting. I love thrillers like this!

  8. I haven’t read a good book in a long time, this looks like a good story.

  9. Glad you enjoyed it. Definitely sounds like a very suspenseful story and one that’s not to far-fetched from what could possibly happen.

  10. Sounds like a good book! I like how modern it is with all the internet involvement.

  11. I haven’t read a lot of fiction lately. Friend Me looks intriguing. I might have to check it out.

  12. Great book review. Sounds like a great read.

  13. Sounds like a wonderful read!

  14. Ok, that really does sound good! I love that genre of book anyhow. Thanks!

  15. Sounds like an interesting book. Sadly, this is how a lot of infidelity starts now. Being connected online is great but it can also be a temptation for some.

  16. Oh this is a book I would love to read. It hits home with me a lot, not in my current living situation but in the past. I also know some friends who could relate. I think reading a book that is in some form is easily related to real life really pulls me in!

  17. I love suspense thrillers and need a title to draw me back into the habit of reading. This one sounds very interesting!

  18. Ooh, sounds good, I love suspense!

  19. Sounds like a suspense book that will keep you interested in it for sure!! I might have to add it to the must-read!

  20. It sounds like a very suspenseful book. I’ll have to see if it’s available on the Kindle.

  21. I love to read. This sounds like an interesting book. I will have to check it out!