Author: Sherry D. Ficklin
Series: Book Two in the #Hacker Series
Published By: Clean Teen Publishing (November 30, 2015)
Genre: YA Mystery
My Rating: 4 Stars!
One talented hacker.
One dead body.
One explosive secret.
When one reckless night leads Farris Barnett to the dead body of a classmate, she's as willing as everyone else to write it off as a suicide. That is, until cryptic messages start coming in from someone who knows the truth, and they want Farris on the case. Putting her hacker skills to work, she begins to unravel the life of a victim who might just have been the guiltiest of them all.
Her personal life in turmoil, Farris turns to the only person she can trust to help her get to the bottom of things—a friend on the verge of becoming much more. Together, they confront a killer with a secret not even she could have decoded.
The biggest bombs, the ones that do the most damage, are the ones you never see coming.
It didn't take me long to pick up book two after finishing book one, in fact I'm pretty sure it was one of those rare times that I downloaded it immediately after finishing the first.
This series truly took me by surprise with how much fun it was to read and I absolutely loved the main character and just plain and simple, wanted more.
I have to be honest and say the first few chapters, while outstanding, had me worried there for a bit with the change in main characters and let's call it the “romance” of it but it didn't take long ofr Sherry's writing to overcome my apprehension and for me to fall in love with the idea and path she had in mind and to just go with it. In fact, I ended up liking it more than the first even.
She truly knows how to spin a tale and make it work, even when you aren't ready for it or wanting it. Even the mystery is well done. Sometimes predictable but always filled with enough other surprises along the way to keep you guessing and turning the pages.