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Reviewed by Janelle Fila for Readers' Favorite
The Digital Now by Roland Allnach is a dystopian and science fiction tale that follows the life of Patrolman Carly Westing, an up and coming young star who has a hunger for violence that is rooted in the justice system she serves. She believes in what she does, even if she has to crack a few skulls to do it. But when she discovers that everything she believes in is actually built around secrets and lies, she questions who she can trust. Her life is suddenly no longer black and white and, instead, she is now part of a chess game built on more lies, deep secrets, and shifting perceptions. The power and authority she once worked for turns against her and Carly is forced to make a choice. Will she continue to be their pawn and do their bidding or can she rise to defeat them and make the future a better place?
The Digital Now by Roland Allnach is a well written story about violence and the lust for power. Carly is a very interesting, well developed character who is not the typical heroine. I loved the fact that she craved violence. She looked forward to her job of maiming, beating, and even killing those who didn't serve her cause. I found her honesty refreshing and this made her character very likeable and authentic. I was so happy to follow her along an incredible journey into the dark, dangerous world that Allnach created.