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  • Location: London, Hastings

The Closer I Get

The Closer I Get

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2000s: The creepy world of social media ….

  • Genre: Psychological

What you need to know before your trail

Tom is a successful author, but he’s struggling to finish his novel. His main distraction is an online admirer, Evie, who simply won’t leave him alone.

Evie is smart, well read and unstable; she lives with her father and her social-media friendships are not only her escape, but everything she has.

When she’s hit with a restraining order, her world is turned upside down, and Tom is free to live his life again, to concentrate on writing.

But things aren’t really adding up. For Tom is distracted but also addicted to his online relationships, and when they take a darker, more menacing turn, he feels powerless to change things. Because maybe he needs Evie more than he’s letting on.

Travel Guide

Travel BookTrail style to London and Hastings

Two locations used to showcase how a man sometimes needs to escape the city and take himself off to a quieter place. Hastings seems the opposite of London in that it is smaller, less busy and chaotic and a chance for Tom to walk on the beach and reflect.

Except the real setting of this book is the world of social media and all that we post online. It can and does follow us everywhere and Hastings and London are the same place in that regard. One where social media floats over and it can control you whereever you live. Of course it works the other way, as you can use and control social media where ever you live…

The streets of the city, the court house and the hurried rush home in London contrast perfectly with the walks on the beach in Hastings. Of course, the world on line is very different indeed…

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Closer I Get

Destination: London, Hastings Author/guide: Paul Burston  Departure Time: 2000s

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