The Social Affair by Britney King
Huge thank you to the author for my free signed copy of The Social Affair.
Goodreads Synopsis: In the tradition of Gone Girl and Behind Closed Doors comes a gripping, twisted, furiously clever read that demands your attention, and keeps you guessing until the very end. For fans of the anti-heroine and stories told in unorthodox ways, The Social Affair delivers us the perfect dark and provocative villain. The only question—who is it?A timeless, perfect couple waltzes into the small coffee shop where Izzy Lewis works. Instantly enamored, she does what she always does in situations like these: she searches them out on social media. Just like that—with the tap of a screen— she’s given a front row seat to the Dunns’ picturesque life. This time, she’s certain she’s found what she’s been searching for. This time, she’ll go to whatever lengths it takes to ensure she gets it right—even if this means doing the unthinkable.
Review: Timely and unbelievably relevant, The Social Affair examines our obsession with social media—with a twist. And who doesn’t love a good cult story? With alternating perspectives from both Izzy and Josie, it’s difficult to figure out who to trust and who’s going to snap. It’s only the beginning of a series of books that explores the life inside a religious, patriarchal cult. We may not want to admit it, but we can probably all relate to Izzy. When you meet someone new, what’s the first thing you do once you’re alone? You stalk them on Facebook. Don’t even try to deny it. It also gives perspective to our generation’s infatuation with likes and followers. It really makes you think about what you put out there for anyone and everyone to see. Stories like this always make me reevaluate my privacy settings on social media. The Social Affair is my second book by Britney King and suffice it to say, King is the Queen of writing dark, unlikable characters. Oddly enough, unlikeable characters are my favorite kind. While her newest books do all revolve around New Hope Church, they can each be read as a stand alone. I plan to read them in order, so I’ll be reading The Replacement Wife ASAP, especially after learning that the third book is being released in September.
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Publication Date: January 18, 2018
Overall Rating: 4/5