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Very enjoyable, fast-moving action story
on 25 February 2013
I bought this reduced in a local supermarket, and was pleasantly surprised.
The protagonist, Hailey Cain, is a 23 year old bike messenger in San Francisco. Her life's not terrible, but it's not going anywhere either. She has a number of secrets that are hinted at from the very first page, and slowly revealed throughout the book.
The story, which revolves around Hailey's (initially reluctant) involvement in the story of a young Mexican girl chased by gangs, moved along at quite a clip. There were enough twists and turns to the plot that I couldn't see from the outset what the ending would be.
There was somewhat of a deus ex machina resolution to the 'nothing can save her now' chapter, but it fit well within the rest of the story. I liked the way that, although in the beginning some of Hailey's backstory seems extraneous, everything you're told throughout the book has a purpose as the story unfolds.
The voice, which is first person, reads well. Hailey is an engaging and likeable character, and I feel pulls you along with her story as she goes.
All in all, I will look out for other stories by this author, and not just when they're reduced either!