These are the words written on Tessa Waye’s diary. The diary that ends up with Wick Tate. But Tessa’s just been found . . . dead.
Wick has the right computer-hacking skills for the job, but little interest in this perverse game of hide-and-seek. Until her sister Lily is the next target.
Then Griff, trailer-park boy next door and fellow hacker, shows up, intent on helping Wick. Is a happy ending possible with the threat of Wick’s deadbeat dad returning, the detective hunting him sniffing around Wick instead, and a killer taunting her at every step?
Foster child. Daughter of a felon. Loner hacker girl. Wick has a bad attitude and sarcasm to spare.
But she’s going to find this killer no matter what.
Because it just got personal.
This book has been sitting in my TBR pile for months now and I finally picked it up last night and finished it in one sitting. This was a great read.
Wick Tate and her sister are foster kids who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks with a con of a father, who now live on the right side of the tracks with a new set of foster parents who actually seem to like them. And care about them. Wick is used to being let down, used to foster parents not being able to deal with her and her sister and sending them back so she doesn’t trust her new foster parents, Todd and Bren. Her sister Lily just wants to be normal so she’s more than okay with doing away with their past and moving on. Only thing is, Wick isn’t so quick to trust anyone.
Wick is a nerd. She’s also a hack. She hacks into people’s lives for work. Women come to her to find out if their husbands or partners are cheating on them and she finds out for them. For a fee. It’s wrong, she knows that but it’s also the only thing she’s really good at doing without getting caught so she does it, to save money for when her and Lily need to move on. Because their con of an abusive father is going to come back for them and Lily may not want to deal with it but someone has to…and that person is Wick.
This is a suspense book with a teenage protagonist and while the suspense in this book is pretty easy to figure out, it was still an enjoyable read. I liked the person that we see Wick become and the love interest was a cutie patootie. I liked the way that Griff had her back through thick and thin and toward the end when Griff struggles with leaving Wick behind with the bad guy? My inner teenager swooned with delight. It was adorable.
I will definitely be checking out more from this author. Her writing style flows nicely and I liked the reading adventure she took us on with this book.
Grade: 4 out of 5