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Come and Find Me: A Novel of Suspense Kindle Edition
“It takes a lot of chutzpah for a book reviewer to write books of her own….But Hallie Ephron…can hold her head high: She does it, and very well, too.”
A recluse who works and lives online must brave the “real world” when her sister goes missing in Come and Find Me—a gripping and ingenious novel of mystery and psychological suspense from Hallie Ephron, author of Never Tell a Lie. Writing about her sensational debut, USA Today noted, “You can imagine Hitchcock curling up with this one.” Aficionados of Rear Window, Vertigo, and North by Northwest—as well as the many fans of Harlan Coben and Mary Higgins Clark—will get a similar charge from Come and Find Me.
From the Back Cover
Reformed hacker Diana Highsmith hasn’t left her house in over a year . . .
. . . not since she watched the man she loved fall to his death in the Swiss mountains. Now a grief-stricken recluse, she runs a thriving Internet security company from her home—meeting with clients in OtherWorld, an online virtual reality platform where she lives as her avatar, Nadia. The only two people Diana has seen live in the past twelve months are her sister, Ashley, and her UPS delivery guy.
But when Ashley vanishes, Diana is forced to do the unthinkable: to brave both the outside and her own personal demons to find her missing sister. As one shaky step leads to another, Diana finds that the trail she is following is fraught with peril for her and her sister both—as she uncovers a frightening web of deceit and betrayal that stretches from the virtual world into real life.--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B004IWR3LU
- Publisher : HarperCollins e-books; Reissue edition (March 22, 2011)
- Publication date : March 22, 2011
- Language : English
- File size : 556 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 293 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,239,006 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Luckily, most of her business meetings are conducted in an online world where she feels comfortable. When some of her recent business contracts end abruptly, she decides to investigate and comes upon some surprising information. Then her sister Ashley disappears and Diana is forced to go outside her home and do things she hasn't done since Daniel's death to try to locate her.
This story has a lot of twists and turns as Diana braves the real world. She learns some surprising and heart-breaking things. I really liked the way Diana worked to overcome her psychological issues even though I thought the resolution of them seemed to quick and easy. I liked that Diana was smart, honorable, and loyal to her friends.
Fans of psychological suspense will enjoy this story.
Such is the case for Diana Highsmith, who worked in the virtual world, hacking, alongside her husband Daniel and his friend Jake…until a climbing accident took Daniel.
Now Diana is continuing to work with Jake as her only partner, to create software to combat hackers and make up for what she, Daniel, and Jake once did.
But her panic attacks, from PTSD, have literally imprisoned her in her home. Her security features alert her to potential intruders, or anyone at all who approaches her home. Isolated and crippled emotionally, Diana is not in a good place when her sister Ashley goes missing.
Finding Ashley will require Diana to take her first brave steps outside her home, into her car, and searching, with the help of another gaming friend.
But what Diana discovers as she moves beyond her home is something so surprising that she might have to change everything she believed about the life she once had.
There was a lot to intrigue me in Come and Find Me: A Novel of Suspense , but I did feel a bit lost when the story took us into very technical aspects of the virtual reality. I couldn’t stop reading, though, and at the end, I was stunned by the final reveal. Set in Boston, I enjoyed the characters and the connections between them. 4.0 stars.
NO MORE SPOILERS As I wrote the points above, I wonder why I gave this book 3 stars with all those flaws and realize I did because it's well written and the charaters and plot are interesting until it becomes so unfocused. I mourn the loss of the heroine and the story I liked so very much at the beginning.