Title: The Dark Net
Author: Benjamin Percy
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Review: Let me begin by saying that this book was not at all what I expected — and that wasn’t a bad thing. Once I realized the direction it was going (less of the realistic fiction and more of the paranormal drama), I started enjoying it more and more. The plot took many twists and turns that I never expected, and I loved the author’s unique voice. There were a few moments that sent literal shivers down my spine.
The Dark Net begins by introducing a few characters, including Lela, a journalist following a mysterious new story; Hannah, a girl once blind who just got fitted with a new device that allows her to see; and Derek a self-taught hacker with intriguing intentions. As the story progresses, it is revealed how each of them are connected through the dark net (a mysterious, unregulated part of the internet). And the risks the dark net itself provides aren’t the only thing they have to worry about. Something darker is hidden underneath the pixels on the screen, something inherently evil . . .
Even though it didn’t end up being what I thought it would be, I ended up enjoying it all the same. It was a really intriguing, interesting read. It took a little time to get going and the ending (I thought) was a little anti-climatic, but overall, I really enjoyed it. If you’re looking for something a little creepy to read during the empty winter months, I recommend The Dark Net!
Good Choice if You Liked: Phantom Effect, Haunted, Something Wicked This Way Comes