Review: Former.ly by Dane Cobain

Synopsis

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.

Review

Overall, I found this book to be a nice easy read once I got into it.  The premise is strong and I love the idea of Former.ly a social network dedicated to the dead! 

I really struggled to relate to Dan the main character, partly because he came across as a bit of an arse, a bit of a lazy so and so and just not really all that nice;  That led me to struggle to read it at times and so found it easy to put down and difficult to pick up again.

Dan is a complex character and the author has taken time to build him throughout the story and it was interesting to read how he fits in and deals with the shady business going on with the company founders

However, I love the plot twists and turns which is the sign for me of a well written story and the author excels at building suspense. 

I did feel the ending was a bit rushed after such a long build up of Dan’s character and it all got tied up rather tidily

However, it is an edgy read with a few jibes at modern society thrown in that really gets you thinking…especially, for me, that this social media isn’t already out there! 



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