DarkNet (Release Date: November 21, 2014)
Cindy McKay is Seattle’s beloved radio personality. She has fifty thousand friends she talks to every day, but the one secret she can never share is the horror of her personal life.
There seems to be no escape, until she finds the hidden wonders on the dark side of the Internet. Maybe there is freedom from the daily suffering she faithfully endures.
But, when everything is anonymous, who can Cindy really trust? She quickly finds that nothing is what it seems, and the solution she had hoped for makes her current problems seem like passing dreams.
Cindy has opened the door to DarkNet, and in doing so has unleashed a true nightmare.
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John R. Little is a prolific and award winning author who doesn’t shy away from gruesome subject matter. This book is not for the faint of heart, since there is quite a bit of violence to be had. So, be warned when you pick this one up. If you can’t stomach harm being done to animals and children, this book isn’t for you. However, sadly, monsters like this really exist, making the story extremely believable. And, realism often makes really great horror.
One of the most interesting aspects of this read is the exploration of the DarkNet, a place where anonymity reigns. Many authors over the years have delved into what humans are capable when you take away the rules. This grisly truth is that repressed urges and pure evil can be unleashed, and are able to flourish, under such circumstances. Even the most innocent people can succumb, if given the right opportunities. So when Cindy suffers almost thirteen years of being a battered woman, the temptation is to get rid of her abuser once and for all. The motherly instinct to protect her daughter also fans the fire.
However, things are never easy. And, the Internet is not always anonymous, at least for those who have the technical savvy. To tell you more would give the entire plot away, so I’ll stop there. You will be guessing what is around each corner as you flip those pages that take you through various points of view, including into the mind of a psychopath. Along the way you will be immersed in the workings of revenge, betrayal, wishing that justice will ultimately prevail. You’ll have to read it for yourself to find out how it all ends.