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Definitely one of my favourite books,
This review is from: Malicious (Paperback)
I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and I am really glad that I did.
The narrative is very strong and will keep you guessing until the end- as a good thriller should.
At times I found it quite stressful to read and found myself full of nervous tension and apprehension as I was able to empathise with the lead character and really immerse myself in the narrative. This, for me, is what makes the book really great. The main character is especially well written and has obviously been thought out. She is not a generic character but is a reflection of many real middle aged people, which makes her easy to relate to.
The book is more than a mere 'who done it' as it bravely explores some taboo subjects and also explores a very real, if not well recognised, crime.
The narrative of an online criminal hacker/stalker/pervert makes the book exciting and current but also eye opening. The topic has clearly been well researched by the author, yet another aspect which gives the narrative a sense of realism.
The reader gets to see the story unravel from the point of view of the detective/victim and also the criminal (who's identity is unknown until the end). I personally would have liked to have seen a bit more written from the point of view of the criminal- I don't feel as though he had such a strong sense of character as the leading lady- and he does play a pretty big part in the narrative!
Overall I really enjoyed the book and would definitely read another by the author. It is fast paced and exciting and at times pretty extreme but totally believable.