In 1997 a 13 year-old boy with no friends called Joe went online.
He decided the offline world was too harsh be real. With the help of an internet psychic called Magda Magenta, Joe unleashes a series of co-ordinated attacks on the world, beginning online and spreading into the offline world. He develops an online cult populated by people who’ve also been let down badly by the real world.
Nobody can trace their source until a quiet, shy professor in terrorism called Penelope Hunt discovers a link to Joe. She finds herself sucked into a conspiracy which transcends race and religion. With only a radical tele-atheist to help her, Penny decides to shut down Joe’s activities, placing her own life in grave danger in the process. (Taken from Goodreads).
The formatting of the novel took a little while to get used to but the formatting suited the style of the novel very well.I really enjoyed how the novel unfolded using the various online interactions and I feel this helped bring a sense of uniqueness to the novel.
All the characters were well thought out however at times I felt there was to many characters and that each did not serve an individual purpose within the novel. I was kept guessing on what was going to happen next throughout the novel and I enjoyed this.
Overall this is a well written first person thriller. I look forward to seeing what Chris Wimpress does next.
A copy of this novel was received for free and all thoughts are my own through reading it.