Username

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Identity theft, scams and a serial killer. Username is a must-read for every person who has a credit card or uses the Internet. Who’s using your name? You may not know until it’s too late. See yourself as a mark through the eyes of a master identity thief. The scams will shock you as you realize how vulnerable you are. Then there is the nice gentleman you met in a chat room...who is he? More

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Published: July 03, 2011
Words: 93,410
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452488271
About Joyce Faulkner

Joyce Faulkner works in several genres. Her latest novel, "USERNAME," is a psychological thriller about an aging serial killer who finds his victims through the internet and an identity thief who uses the internet to keep track of her marks. She is also the author of "CHANCE ... and other horrors," "For Shrieking Out Loud," and "Losing Patience." Her book, "In the Shadow of Suribachi" received the 2006 Gold Medal for Historical Fiction and is based on her father's stories about his time on Iwo Jima.

Joyce has also coauthored two books with Pat McGrath Avery -- "Role Call: Women's Voices," and "Sunchon Tunnel Massacre Survivors."

Hard covers and trade paperbacks of her work can be ordered from any bookstore--online or brick and mortar.

Joyce is the President of Military Writers Society of America and a member of Sisters in Crime, Public Safety Writers Association, and the Iwo Jima Association of America. She also is a ghostwriter and editor/writer/layout for several Magazines and newsletters including MWSA Dispatches and IJAA's The Black Sands.

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Review by: jim greenwald on March 13, 2012 : star star star star star
USERNAME, the title an indicator of the time frame of the novel, we live in a world of technology with all its benefits and pitfalls. What follows is a chilling tale, exciting and so inventive it will become one of the great set pieces of the genre.

Faulkner demonstrates fluidity in her story telling that few match. From page one on she draws the reader in thoroughly. You will become immersed in the story and absorbed into her twisting tale as it unfolds.

Reaching into the wellspring of her imagination Faulkner displays a superb ability with words and as the drama unfolds the reader will be left engulfed in what will become one of the great thrillers.

Do you feel safe as you go about your daily life? Are you comfortable enough and do you feel secure enough? Read USERNAME and your perceptions and comfort zone will be rattled.

JIM GREENWALD
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: jim greenwald on March 13, 2012 : star star star star star
USERNAME, the title an indicator of the time frame of the novel, we live in a world of technology with all its benefits and pitfalls. What follows is a chilling tale, exciting and so inventive it will become one of the great set pieces of the genre.

Faulkner demonstrates fluidity in her story telling that few match. From page one on she draws the reader in thoroughly. You will become immersed in the story and absorbed into her twisting tale as it unfolds.

Reaching into the wellspring of her imagination Faulkner displays a superb ability with words and as the drama unfolds the reader will be left engulfed in what will become one of the great thrillers.

Do you feel safe as you go about your daily life? Are you comfortable enough and do you feel secure enough? Read USERNAME and your perceptions and comfort zone will be rattled.

JIM GREENWALD
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: carmen stenholm on March 12, 2012 : star star star star star
Raw and utterly chilling, Username won’t let you go till the very end. There is evil in these pages but one woman fights back. Courageous, strong and computer savvy, Maureen’s story should be told to every woman, young and old alike. Someone’s survival could depend on it.
~Carmen Stenholm, Author of Crack Between the Worlds
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: carmen stenholm on March 12, 2012 : (no rating)
Raw and utterly chilling, Username won’t let you go till the very end. There is evil in these pages but one woman fights back. Courageous, strong and computer savvy, Maureen’s story should be told to every woman, young and old alike. Someone’s survival could depend on it.
~Carmen Stenholm, Author of Crack Between the Worlds
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Red Engine Press on March 11, 2012 : star star star star star
If you've ever wondered if there are really people who have no redeeming qualities, look no further than the protagonist in Joyce's book. You will love to hate him as you are continually repulsed by his thoughts and actions.

However, Username isn't just about a twisted serial killer. Woven into the plot is another frightening issue - identity theft. Joyce takes us into the world of a savvy thief who feeds on innocent people who are totally unaware of any threat.

Joyce is a master at creating characters and plots with enough layers to keep you enthralled. Don't expect "pretty" in this book but do expect characters that elicit strong emotional responses and that you'll not easily forget.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Stewart Watkiss on Oct. 26, 2011 : star
Unfortunately this is a book that I couldn't read, which is not like me. I got a third of the way through the book before I decided to give up and read something else.

It wasn't so much that this was a adult book with some graphic details of the murders, but that this was from the point of view of the sick person committing these acts.

I'm sure that others will find this provides a different perspective and like the book as a result, but for me I just didn't want to continue reading.

It's a shame as the author has clearly done her research and is trying to exploit a certain angle, but it didn't work for me.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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