Publisher: William Morrow, February 28, 2012
Diana has become a recluse ever since her boyfriend died a little over a year ago. She is vey tech-savvy and spends all of her time in cyberspace. She’s a former hacker, but now she is a partner in an online security business. All of her life is spent online. The only people she sees in person is her sister, Ashley, and the UPS man.
And then her sister Ashley disappears and Diana determines she must do whatever she can to find her. It’s not easy at all for Diana to move out of the comfort of her house and her online world. But bit by bit she does it. Of course, that’s when all the action starts and the reader tells Diana to just go back home. (Just joking. I did want her to find her sister.)
What I liked about this story:
- An excellent plot that seemed timely and realistic. By the middle of the book, it was impossible to stop reading – a very compelling mystery.
- Diana was a great character that I could understand. There were a couple of times when I became impatient with her, but overall I wanted her to succeed.
- I liked what felt like an inside look at the internet. I know I’m naive and uneducated in this area but it felt very real to me. Obviously the author did a lot of good research.
What I Didn’t Like:
- The story started off too slow for me. I thought the author took too long setting up the story.
- There was too much techy-talk. You know I love new words but these were “insider” words that didn’t really belong.
The Bottom Line:
This was a very good thriller down to the excellent conclusion. I can confidently recommend this to everyone who loves to read good mysteries. There’s a bonus in the back of the book – a little bit of the author’s previous book, Never Tell a Lie.
An award-winning mystery reviewer, Hallie Ephron is the author of Never Tell a Lie (a Mary Higgins Clark Award finalist that was also made into the Lifetime Movie Network film And Baby Will Fall) and the Edgar- and Anthony Award-nominated Writing and Selling Your Mystery. Ephron lives near Boston.
Thanks to the publisher for my copy of the book and to TLC Book Tours for allowing me to be a part of it all. To see other stops on the book tour, visit the schedule here: TLC Book Tours