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Review – Former.ly by Dane Cobain

Review – Former.ly by Dane CobainFormer.ly: The Rise and Fall of a Social Network by Dane Cobain
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform on June 11th 2016
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Pages: 198
Source: Kindle Unlimited

When Dan Roberts starts his new job at Former.ly, he has no idea what he's getting into. The site deals in death - its users share their innermost thoughts, which are stored privately until they die. Then, their posts are shared with the world, often with unexpected consequences.
But something strange is going on, and the site's two erratic founders share a dark secret. A secret that people are willing to kill for.

Dan is in need of a job and is lucky to land a job at a new start-up social media company called Former.ly. He has no idea that this new startup will take over his life. As he works for the company people involved start mysteriously dying. He gets suspicious and starts looking into what’s going on with the company. Will he be able to find the truth before anyone else gets hurt?

In ” an Oyster Shell – This is a dark, thought-provoking read that gives you a glimpse into what social media can look like from the inside.

The Pearls – This book evoked feelings of melancholy. It really drew the emotion out of me. Not a heart-warming read. Yet, a read that looks at the darker side of humanity. It stayed with me long after I finished the book.

The book is written in first-person perspective of the main character Dan. This limits how much of the story you get to see. Yet, it helps us to be more in the story because you get very close to Dan as you experience his every thought.

This author has a gift for writing. The writing was crisp and clean. The plot was well thought out and well executed.

The Sand – The pacing of this book was a little off. Just my personal preference I didn’t like how dark the book was. Wouldn’t be my first choice but it was very well written.

3.5 Pearls

3.5 Stars

About Dane Cobain

Dane Cobain (High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK) is an independent poet, musician and storyteller with a passion for language and learning. When he’s not in front of a screen writing stories and poetry, he can be found working on his book review blog or developing his website.

His debut novella, No Rest for the Wicked, will be released by Booktrope in the Summer of 2015.

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