Four women are affected by online dating sites in four different ways. Paige has recently lost her job and found her boyfriend Noah banging her cousin Heather. She now lives with her mother Joan, who lost her husband years ago and has been having some health issues. Heather is Paige’s spoiled cousin who has always been jealous of Paige and has always wanted to be her and have everything that she had. And there’s Chloe, who is best friends with Paige. She’s married to Matt and they have two kids together. She knows her marriage isn’t really good but she stays in it.
Paige decides to try internet dating. She meets Sam who is a nice guy but it doesn’t work out. She has been talking to Mr. Right Now (no one uses real names or pics usually on dating sites). She is intrigued by him and hopes to meet him. Mr. Right Now wants to meet her for a different reason. He’s a serial killer who meets women from dating sites and then kills them. He has targeted Paige next.
Joan has decided that it’s time to get back into the dating scene and joins an online site for older people. Heather out of spite tips off Chloe that Matt is using online sites. And Heather notices Paige’s phone one day and sees she is using sites as well. One of these women will make the mistake of meeting Mr. Right Now and it could very well cost this person their live.
Dating is hard under any circumstances but online is that much worse. You never have any idea who you are talking to or how much to tell them. Author Joy Fielding has written a fascinating look at this world and the potential dangers associated with it. You can have good luck and you can have nightmares doing it. The main point is you have to be very careful. The suspenseful story has great characters and a big twist at the end that actually makes you happy and will put a smile on your face.
You can pick up the book in stores on Tuesday, March 12th from Ballantine.