THE HIDDEN TRUTH
By Armand Rosamillia and Jay Wilburn
Crossroad Press & Macabre Ink Digital
After getting canned by the tabloid rag they spent twenty years of their lives working for, Cull and Jackson are desperate to save their hides, get their jobs back and become the lucrative schmucks they always dreamed of being. When fate and no shortage of bad luck puts Steve – an Uber driving, computer programming whiz kid – in their path, the hapless duo convince the gullible cabbie to create an app that’s all but guaranteed to revolutionize the way news is spread, and their fortune is earned.
The app lets members publicly post the deepest, darkest secrets of their peers, coworkers, neighbors and everyone in between. Members have the “opportunity” to confirm or deny any post about them. For the politically inclined or social elite preferring not to be ruined by the app, VIP memberships with purging privileges can be negotiated.
As their road to riches is looking all but secured, the veil of secrecy is ripped to shreds and its clear there will be no stuffing these skeletons back in their closets. That’s when Kathryn, Jackson and Cull’s former boss, further complicates matters by taking control of the app and its unprecedented windfall. With no shortage of backstabbing, double-crossing and general douche-bagery, the narrative builds to an over the top adrenaline-fueled race to the bitter end as societies across the world fall apart and crumble. It’s a fight for their lives to see who can live long enough and become rich enough to care less once the ashes have settled.
Combining their talents, authors Armand and Jay have sparked a literary maelstrom packaged in a massively fun experience. Violent anarchy and global corruption in the name of the almighty buck? There’s an app for that, if you can handle the truth.
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This review first appeared in Rue Morgue Magazine, issue #193.