Book Review: Come and Find Me

Author: Hallie Ephron

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.

About the author:

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

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13 Responses to Book Review: Come and Find Me

  1. i read Never Tell a Lie, and enjoyed it, so I think I should give this one a try. Great review Margot

  2. Cerrin says:

    This sounds like a good book. Kind of remindes me of “The Net” with Sandra Bullock That was a great movie.

  3. This sounds interesting, but I’m wondering why the techy talk. Guess I’ll have to read it to find out! :–)

  4. The techy talk might throw me a bit but I do like a good mystery. I’ll have to give this a try.

  5. Gunnar says:

    It sounds like a good book but I doubt that I can find any of her books here in Sweden.

    I am also “joyfully retired” I quit work Jaunary the 1:th this year.

  6. Barbara says:

    I’m interested. Excellent review.

  7. This sounds really good – thanks for the warning that the book starts off slowly. I’m curious about the techy talk and wonder how much of it I would know.

  8. I want to read this one!

  9. kaye says:

    sounds good. well except for the insider “techy words”.

  10. I can’t imagine being a recluse like this, but at the same time I DO spend an inordinate amount of time online … I wonder what that says about me?!

    Thanks for being on the tour!

  11. The story sounds very very interesting.As i am a techie person so i would really enjoy this novel.

  12. stacybuckeye says:

    I reviewed Hallie’s Book 1001 Books for Every Mood and interviewed her in 2009 (
    She also sent me a copy of her Bibliophiles Devotional which I still need to review! I need to try her fiction.

  13. I was so glad to find your blog. I am new to blog reading and to blogging and am glad to find one that focuses on books.

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