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I would love to see this made into a movie or even a limited series. I had several good-sounding books to choose from when I started reading this book, so maybe that’s why it took me awhile to get into it. The tech side of it, and the fantastic offer from the tech-king, made it seem sci-Fi frivolous to me. Then I realized we could be a short time away from an invention like LookingGlass. Certainly, if I had heard a description of Facebook when I was a teen in the 70’s, I would have possibly had a “yeah-right!” Reaction. It really isn’t that far fetched. And with the way we’ve become as a society between social media and the pandemic, it’s not unfathomable that an eccentric, nerdy, reclusive tech giant could become Leo Glass, personified.
I had to keep reminding myself how young the main character was in the story to stop myself from becoming judgmental of her and her decision-making. I do remember being at that phase in life, the feeling that I’d reached a dead-end in life, nothing coming out the way I had —sort of— imagined. It’s an age of a certain kind of desperation that leads to impulsivity, and without spelling all that out for me, I did recall feeling and perceiving exactly as Rosemary did. The author depicted her, and her thought patterns, perfectly for a person of that age group. It was almost uncanny, the way the writing seemed to flow. My kindle is full of notes trying to guess what comes next. My streaming apps are full of movies and documentaries showing technology getting out of hand amidst young adults who have not had time or opportunity to lay to rest their childhood traumas, and other rather young adults who made a fortune off their genius with AI and related technology. Nothing I’ve been able to stream so far has been as compelling to me as this book. I recommend it to a wide audience, provided you can withhold judgment towards the very real characters in this novel.
Couldn’t put it down. Needed a light read after reading some pretty serious series. Never would’ve read it based on the title or the description but it was the best sounding one with the most stars on kindle for the first read for the month. Glad I chose this one. Well written and didn’t have grammatical or punctuation errors which l, sadly, isn’t a given on kindle unlimited books
Ordered this through kindle first reads, it was a tough decision this month but I am so glad I picked this one.
Whilst I expected a totally different story from the editors description, the one that unfolded did not disappoint!
I loved the main character and the twists and turns of the story, kept me gripped almost immediately, and I had to stay up til the early hours of the morning to finish it in the end. I love a book that is that enticing you just have to know how it ends. And the ending did not disappoint. For some it will frustrate, for me it was perfect.
It has really left an impression, I will be looking for other books from this author. Thank you Amazon first reads.
I’m one of the awful people that don’t usually comment on books by rating them yeah I really should because I base the books I choose to read by the ratings they are given by other readers!But I’ve read 73 books in 2023 and this is by far one of the best ones. Definitely worth the time.
For her first thriller novel, Rebecca Kelley, knocked it out of the park! I’m not going to claim that I know all thriller novels or authors but this one had a story line much different from any other that I’ve read. It’s terrifying to know that something like this could happen to someone, probably not to an average Joe-saphine like me, but in other circles I’m sure it could. I’m going to not give anything away but I do have to say there are parts in the book that you just want to scream “DUH” to the main character. I’m not going to say anything else, I just suggest you read it for yourself!