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Ctrl-Alt-Delete (1)

Ctrl-Alt-Delete (1) [Kindle Edition]

Dave Lewis
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When beautiful Jenny Morris uses Facebook to get her ex-boyfriend Hal Griffiths to stalk her she has no idea what a dangerous game she is playing - for someone else is watching from the murky shadows of cyberspace.

And when an horrific murder in a sleepy Welsh village stirs a seasoned reporter, a conceited detective and an overweight IT expert into action, they too always seem to be one step behind the mysterious killer - Hagar.

Against the backdrop of a tangled web of deviant sexual practices Hal must rescue his lover before the killer strikes again. In the wilds of the Brecon Beacons National Park an electrifying climax is played out when Hal is forced to confront his deadly rival.

Social and political commentary within a close-knit community has never been so honest. Pornography morphs into technology and we are forced to ask ourselves the question - will man’s lust for instant gratification ultimately be his undoing?

A full-throttle thriller effortlessly blending violence, eroticism and suspense, Ctrl-Alt-Delete is both a modern love story and a prophetic tale of intrigue in our ever-distracting machine driven world. A truly gripping debut novel by Dave Lewis.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2268 KB
  • Print Length: 322 pages
  • Publisher: Ponty Press (23 Oct 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005Z284A6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #237,155 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Dave Lewis is a writer based in Pontypridd, south Wales.

Dave has been widely published all over the world in a number of literary magazines and web sites. He has published nine books to date, and his work has included poetry, prose, short stories, photography, haiku and two crime novels set in various locations around south Wales and Africa.

In 2007 Dave set up and organised the first ever Welsh Poetry Competition, an international poetry competition aimed at encouraging the wealth of creative writing talent that exists in Wales but is overlooked by the arts establishment.

He writes content for and still maintains many web sites, was web producer for the BBC Wales Scrum V fanzine, has run four hugely successful rugby sites with, has written newspaper columns for the Pontypridd Observer and also has his own web design company, photography site and doggie blog.

He received critical acclaim for his first two novels, Ctrl-Alt-Delete and Raising Skinny Elephants - crime thrillers set in Wales and Africa.

His last poetry book was Roadkill, a collection of modern poetry, and he is currently writing his third novel - the concluding part of a trilogy.

He has just published his first non-fiction book, on Photography Composition.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ctel-Alt-Delete. 11 Mar 2014
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Fantastic book. It kept my attention all the way through. I worried about the main characters all the way through. When the murderer was revealed it was a shock. I could not wait to read the follow up book Raising Skinny Elephants. Brilliantly written. I would defiantly recommend the book to anyone. But be warned you won't want to put it down.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Thrilling, chilling ride 3 July 2014
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Have read both of Dave's thrillers an thoroughly enjoyed them. The stories grip you from the beginning and take you on a thrilling, chilling ride. His IT knowledge is excellent and his descriptions of systems and language gives the books a realism which surpasses Deaver's The Blue Nowhere - it made me check my Facebook security levels. Both books are a must for readers of murder thrillers. Cant wait for a third instalment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A gripping read 18 Jun 2014
By harry
Format:Kindle Edition
Being a avid reader I'm always on the lookout for new authors, all I can say is this novel ticked all the boxes for me and I found it very enjoyable to read. I understand that this is the first novel written by Dave Lewis. Good job mate! I'm going to get the second one soon
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, well thought out. 21 Nov 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This is my first e-book and what a way to start. It keeps you guessing right up to the end until the dreaded Hagar is revealed.
All charcaters were developed well in the early chapters, you get to know each one and could associate with their surroundings. The author displays excellent knowledge of various subjects throughout the book, IT knowledge especially (and for some reason knows exactly how to dispose of bodies?) :-)
The pace of the book was perfect, you can't put the book down during the last quarter as you need to know how it all unfolds.
The quote on page 2007 regarding the scenario for Cardiff is brilliant! Had me in stitches.
Looking forward to the next novel by Dave, let's see what Hal can do?
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awsome thriller 27 Feb 2012
By Terry
Format:Kindle Edition
Just finished reading the book on my new kindle and found it impossible to put down. The story really got hold of me and I found the characters captivating. There are sub plots a long the way that really adds depth to the characters and makes it much more than a simple `who done it?'

I agree the author displays excellent knowledge of the subjects he covered in the book, such as history, medicine and IT...even down to where the local `adult night spots' are in S. Wales!!! ;->

Loved the use of humour throughout the book especially the Valley version of the cocktail 'Sex on the Beach'...genius. Also, thought referring to music in the book was a nice touch, was a great way of setting the tone for characters/situations throughout the story.

Top Book and bring on the follow up to Ctrl-Alt-Delete...ASAP.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent read 3 Jan 2012
By clairy
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A great first book for Dave, thoroughly enjoyed. Being a Ponty 30 something myself was fun to read & hear local names ' Yummy Kitchen' along with many others.Many LOL moments. Well done dave, look forward to your next book, good luck with any future projects
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars gripping thriller 25 Nov 2013
By eddy
This is a well researched and gripping thriller based mainly in the S Wales Valleys.It is well worth a read and I found it impossible to put down.I thoroughly enjoyed it and must now move on to the sequel thriller.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good psycho thriller 7 April 2012
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As an I.T. Consultant, I generally avoid novels based in the world of computers because they're poorly researched & make me cringe. But this is an exception (it's clear the author has actually done a bit of research)

Regardless of whether you're into computers or not, it works well as a dark, psycho style thriller (I agree there are some slight similarities to James Patterson, but I think Mr Lewis has a style of his own)

Additionally, there is an element of romance & some good social/political satire. Plus a couple of good twists towards the end.

All in all, an entertaining read, looking forward to the next one...
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful awful awful
Had to force myself to continue reading this book and it made reading a chore! I don't mind violence in books where it makes sense in the story, for example in 'The Girl with the... Read more
Published 16 months ago by LJEds
5.0 out of 5 stars Thinking!
This book certainly does get you thinking about the dangers of the internet in particular Facebook. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and have uploaded the sequel which I can't wait... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Rachel Godwin
4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping insight into a creepy universe
This book is enough to turn you off Facebook, that's for sure. It's a great story of cyber-stalking, real life vs online life, and all with a dash of romance. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Sarah Hague
4.0 out of 5 stars Well written
Bring on the sequel. The suspense of every character's lives coming together culminates with a gripping climax. Well done Dave!
Published 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Very readable
I got this book as the author lives in the same place as me. However when I read it I was very glad I had. It is a very enjoyable read. Couldn't put it down until I'd finished it. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Susan Pritchard-jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, fab read, very entertaining
I didn't realise that the valleys of South Wales could be so embroiled with intrigue. A great book, a great story line and well worth the money.
Published 19 months ago by MR JM Nash
5.0 out of 5 stars Thundering good read
Ctrl-Alt -Delete was a ripping good read from start to finish with a twist in its tail. It certainly made me think about the risks associated with internet social media. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Alan Day
5.0 out of 5 stars Ianto Bach
I highly recommend this novel, it's a fantastic read and completley unputdownable. A gripping story with lots of intrigue. Read more
Published on 13 Dec 2012 by S Evans
4.0 out of 5 stars Anti Social Network !
I learned a lot about the internet that I had no idea was a truly gripping story with quite a bit of cold blooded violence.
Published on 5 Dec 2012 by mrs catherine letchford
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