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June 6, 2017

Troll By D.B. Thorne

Paperback 368 pages

Paperback published by Corvus /Atlantic Books

Amazon £12.08 Its just a blog.

It’s just me, writing about my life. So why do people feel the need to leave comments like that? I try to tell myself that it’s a lonely teenager in his bedroom letting off steam, but what if it isn’t? What if it’s a man with a wall covered in photos of me, with my face violently scratched out in every one of them?

Years ago, Fortune gave up on his daughter, Sophie, after a troubled adolescence. Now she’s gone missing, vanished without trace. And after weeks of investigation, the police have given up on her, too.

Driven by guilt, and a determination to atone for his failures as a father, he takes on the search himself. He soon finds that his daughter had been living in fear of a vicious online troll who seemed to know far too much about her. Could Sophie’s disappearance be linked to this unknown predator? Fortune is about to discovers that monsters which live online don’t always stay there…


The beginning of this story will mess with your mind and keep you guessing what will happen next.
Fortune is a father in despair it’s been weeks and the police still haven’t found his daughter.
The police are scaling back the investigation looking for Sophie and Fortune is very upset as it seems his daughter has disappeared of the face of earth.
Fortune’s first thought was that perhaps Sophie has gone on holiday. Run off with a new boyfriend.
Fortune needs to establish where his daughter has gone. Maybe a clue has been found a note has been placed on Sophie’s desk saying WHY SHOULD I TAKE ANY MORE?
Sadly it appears that Sophie had a history of suicide attempts.
The fact is she has disappeared and nobody knows where she went.
Fortune thought about all the times his wife had been there for Sophie. His wife had believed in their daughter far more than Fortune had.
With the unexpected disappearance of their daughter Fortune rather hoped that this would bring him and his wife together, but instead with sadness this was something that would finally drive them apart.
What is very clear in this sad story is that Fortune was a father who was filled with guilt for his failure in being a good father.
The author has delivered perfectly the destruction that online trolls viciously harass online.
Could Sophie’s disappearance be linked to an unknown predator?
With Monsters that live online I highly recommend reading Troll.








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