Troll Paperback – 1 Jun 2017
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From the irresistible premise to the heart-thumping conclusion, Troll is incredibly clever, frequently terrifying and brilliantly written * Holly Seddon, bestselling author of Try Not to Breathe * A clever and gripping page-turner; Thorne takes our worst nightmare about living our lives online and turns it into a dangerous game of cat and mouse with deadly stakes. Will make you want to step away from your laptop immediately. -- Sanjida Kay, author of Bone by Bone Dark, chilling * Daily Mail * This is a potent mixture of an authentic, brutal crime story, told with a neat line in dialogue and an appealing hero. * Daily Mail on East of Innocence * Everyone has a picture of an Essex crime novel. But David Thorne's East of Innocence is a fresh take on this famous county. * Patrick Neale, Bookseller on East of Innocence * This is a carefully plotted thriller, realistic in its violence and with strong memorable characters. Soon to be adapted into a TV series, it is fast paced and edgy without losing any of its credibility. * We Love This Book on East of Innocence * A slick, fast-moving and thoroughly readable novel. * Crime Fiction Lover on East of Innocence * A feisty and likeable hero... punchy and fast-paced. * Scotsman on Nothing Sacred * Authentic, fast-moving and with a wry ear for dialogue. * Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail on East of Innocence *
A gripping and explosive psychological thriller about a young woman who disappears in suspicious circumstances having been hounded by a vicious online troll.See all Product description
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"Troll" written by D B Thorne is a well written and professional thriller-style psychological mystery that is very intriguing and entertaining. I liked the uniqueness of using an internet troll as the plot line as it's such a common occurrence now in everyday life.
I very much liked the engaging and well developed characters - I particularly liked Sophie, so misunderstood and very much alone and felt much empathy for her as she described her slow downward spiral into depression and paranoia.
Fortune's promise to himself to find her and his dedication and persistence is commendable, considering the constant problems he keeps encountering. As he works his way through mysterious clues and the information he uncovers his journey to find out what has happened to Sophie leads us on an compelling search against time.
This is quite an addictive book, it did dip a tiny bit in the middle for me, but it soon picked up again to a fast paced finish that was truly shocking and emotional!
I would highly recommend this book - it's definitely worthy of a read - and I wouldn't hesitate to read more by this author again.
A well deserved 5 stars!
Fortune cannot believe that the little girl he remembers would kill herself and sets out to find out what has really happened to her. He discovers that Sophie was being trolled online and so the hunt begins for who and why they chose Sophie as their target. At the same time he tries to be involved with what is happening back in the Middle East at the bank he works for.
Interspersed with Fortune's thoughts as we follow his search we see Sophie's thoughts and posts in the time leading up to her disappearance. The jump in time helped to ratchet up the tension as we could see that Fortune's belief that Sophie did not kill herself is the correct one.
I was kept gripped by this book and found myself thinking about it even when I was not reading. It led me to think about my online identity and who would be able to trace me through my posts in various places.
Fortune is an unlikely hero, almost unlikeable. He realises his faults and also realises that it is probably too late to redeem himself. He can however find out what happened to Sophie as a way to make up for his failings as a father. The novel has many twists and turns and builds up to a chilling end.
Troll is a fresh new take on thrillers.
It's becoming increasingly common for young people to get trolled/ abused/bullied online. Usually by people they know, but sometimes they are strangers!
Troll tells a story of a young girl Sophie who has disappeared, and with no evidence, and the police deciding to take a step back. Sophie's Dad Fortune is desperate to find her.
Fortune and Sophie don't have the best father/daughter relationship.
So when she disappears he feels like he has let her down. So is determined to take matters into he's own hands.
As Fortune starts to investigate he starts to uncover a whole heap of twists, lies and danger.
He discovers that Sophie is being trolled online by a vicious manipulative mystery person.
But the monster knows a lot about Sophie and her life and is determined to to make her suffer.
Poor Fortune is about to find out the hard way....that the Monsters who Troll online do not always stay online!
Thorne created an intense, gripping, heart pounding thriller. With plenty of shock twists.
For me this book was a little too real it was creepy.
Troll also has a strong message that the past can impact the future it can come back to bite you!
I think Thorne has written a very current, fresh and clever story.
He played on my emotions and kept me hooked and second guessing myself the whole way through.
It's dangerous, clever, gripping and intense. The perfect mix.
The story is told by both Fortune and Sophie which fits the story well. As we get both perspectives as the race to find the Troll commences.
This is the perfect read for those who love gripping thrillers, a chase to the end and mystery reads.
I received this book from the Publisher in exchange for a honest and fair review via Netgalley.
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