Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Death by Facebook, by Everett Peacock

Death By Facebook
Author: Everett Peacock
Published By: Everett Peacock
Date Published: February 27, 2011
Genre: Mystery, Suspense
Pages: 312
Recommended Age: Adults
Read and Reviewed By:  Me
Rating: B/4

 "Watch what you post on Facebook.  It may cost you your life."-Theresa

I received this book from Amazon.  It was one of Amazon’s free Kindle books they were giving away on a particular day.

The story is set in Volcano Village, Hawaii. It’s a story about distorted love, strange friendships that are created, and overall how people in a small community is connected when they do not even realize it.  All these people’s lives became entwined because of a post made on a Facebook wall.

My Thoughts:
I like how it's written with a light atmosphere.  What I mean by that is it is not really heavy and is easy to read.  You know how sometimes you read a book that just seems heavy and hard to read?  Well, this book is not like that.  Knowing that the social site Facebook plays a role in this book makes it even more interesting, because we can all relate.  We post our likes, our dislikes, our dramas, our pictures, our political and religious opinions on our Facebook accounts. It's the Facebook connection that grabbed my attention and made me want to read this book in the first place. 

It’s hard to fit this book in a genre.  When I started reading it I thought it was going to be a murder mystery, but it is more than that.  It also has a slow start, but after the second half it picks up momentum.  I was left breathless at some parts and ended staying up late to finish the book.

I gave it only four stars and a grade of “B” because although I really liked it, I cannot fully say “I love it!”  If you are looking for a book to read on those summer beach days, I recommend Murder by Facebook.

Language: A couple of swear words
Adult Content: Sexual Content, lots of alcohol use, Adult Subject Matter, Heavy topics
Violence: acts of violent murder and suicide