The Feed is an advancement of social media and the Internet, transmitted directly to people's minds. It is accessible to anyone, anywhere, anytime. Everything can be shared. Tom and Kate use the Feed, but Tom resists the addiction to constant connection created by his father's invention. One day, the Feed collapses, leaving society in shock and shattering the world as they know it. Six years later, Tom and Kate, along with a handful of other survivors are working to rebuild their lives for their children. Then their only child, six year old Bea, disappears. What follows is a desperate search for a child in a world without technology, and where you can't always trust those around you.
This is a great dystopian thriller. The characters, the environment, are all well written and detailed. That it is set in a future time where humanity has followed technological consumption and connection to an extreme makes me want to live off grid for a few weeks- just in case lol. But seriously, this is an excellent example of dystopian writing taking one of humanity's greatest achievements and greatest fears and following them to a terrifying (yet hopeful) end. There are some great twists and turns in the book (I thought I had it figured out at one point, then found out I was wrong in the next chapter) and the pacing and tension work well together to keep you from putting it down.
This book also hit me as a parent. The crushing fear of losing a child and the willingness to do anything, go anywhere to find them and save them, to make a better and safer life for them. The characters change as people through the course of the book, and take steps forward and back as they try to find their child and lose, then regain, their trust in each other and themselves.
The Feed will be on sale March 2018, so you've got a bit of a wait. Trust me, it is worth it.