I just began reading Karen E. Olson's Betrayed, the third book in her Blackhat thriller series, which I have been itching to start since I finished reading Shadowed, the previous book.
Computer hacker Tina Adler discovers that her true enemy could be someone terrifyingly close to home in this cunningly-plotted tale of identity and suspense.
Framed for ordering a hit on mobster Tony DeMarco, Tina Adler is forced to re-enter the shadowy world of computer hacking she thought she d left behind. In order to clear her name, she reluctantly joins an FBI team led by an old flame [...] tasked with scouring the deep web to unearth DeMarco s darkest secrets.
The trail will lead Tina to the person who framed her but it may also reveal other secrets, secrets she would rather not know. DeMarco may, in fact, be the least of Tina s worries. Could her true enemy be someone much closer to home?" [Goodreads Summary]
A weekly meme where readers share the first sentence of the book they are reading and say what they think. Hosted by the wonderful Gillion Dumas of Rose City Reader.
My name is Tina Adler, and I am an addict.
I like the brevity of this opening sentence. Although you wouldn't know what kind of addict had you not read the synopsis or the previous books in the series, it's a telling statement.
The account is a ghost, much like its creator. But what if it's not? What if it does still exist? My fingers itch for the keyboard; I have to know. [56%]
I have not reached this part of the book yet I am only 6% in at the time of this writing. Tina is good at finding trouble, and I have a bad feeling about where this may lead. I have faith in her though, so perhaps there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Somewhere.
What do you think? Would you keep reading?
Best/Worst Book Read in December:
I hate to use the word "worst" to describe a book I somewhat enjoyed, but I think I would have to go with These Violent Delights. I went in with high expectations, and it didn't quite live up to them.
As for my best December read . . . It was a tie between Karen E. Olson's Shadowed, which I couldn't put down once I started (I actually didn't walk into walls or fall down the stairs while reading and walking), and Death Below Stairs by Jennifer Ashley in which I fell in love with Kat Holloway and Daniel McAdam.
What were your worst and best books read in December?
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