Friday, 4 August 2017

Review: A Meredith Walters "Exploited (Zero Day # 1)."
Amazon UK:


In this pulse-pounding novel from the bestselling author of Butterfly Dreams, a vigilante hacker plays a seductive game with the agent who’s chasing her online—and sharing her bed in real life.

At first glance, I’m nothing out of the ordinary. I am a daughter. A sister. A friend. When you look at me you won’t see anything that warrants suspicion. I don’t look like a criminal.

My name is Hannah Whalen, but most people know me as freed0mov3rdr1v3, or “Freedom Overdrive”—one of the world’s most prolific and notorious hacktivists. My goal—my purpose—is to shed light on the evil that lurks behind the corporate and government lies we have been force-fed for too long.

My story begins with the best possible intention. Devoting my life to exposing the corrupt. The dishonest. The unethical. For that, they label me a cyber-terrorist. Wanted by the FBI, I’ve always been one step ahead.

Until I fell in love.

Because I’m sleeping with the man who’s hunting me. And he has no idea that I am his prey. Now I have to decide what’s more important: my freedom or my heart.

Review: Surj 

I absolutely love A Meredith Walters as an author and the synopsis of her latest book "Exploited" definitely had me intrigued. The plot sounded unique and I was excited to see where this story of cat and mouse would go. Unfortunately it guts me to say that the execution of this one was a little hit and miss for me. 

It was easier to lie when you didn't care. And that was the problem. 

"Exploited" was a slow burner of a story, too slow at times and I did find my attention waning. I do think that (in part) this is why I felt very little for the characters. I didn't dislike them but equally, I didn't love them either. I was hoping things would pick up when Hannah and Mason got together but unfortunately, as a couple they didn't excite me at all, despite the secrets, lies and motives. Even the ever thickening plot wasn't enough to keep me captivated. I wanted more. I needed more. 

Truth is a liar's plaything. Those closest to us are the biggest deceivers. 

Fear not peeps, I finally got more. Things definitely picked up pace in the second half of the book and by the end, "Exploited" was unputdownable. Holy moly, I couldn't read fast enough and was desperate to see how things would unravel. This really was quite the ending and one that I couldn't have predicted in a million years. Will I read the next instalment in hannah and Mason's story? Hell yes. There is so much I need to know and so many questions I need answering. 

I was building a false fairy tale on a bed of lies. 
And it was beautiful. 

All in all, "Exploited" was a book of two halves and gets ❤️❤️❤️❤️

No comments:

Post a Comment