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Review: Come and Find Me

By Bookaholic @BookReflections
Review: Come and Find Me
Come and Find Me by Hallie Ephron
Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Thrillers
Pages: 276 (Paperback)
Source: TLC Book Tours
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COME AND FIND ME is a novel of suspense that tells the story of Diana Highsmith, a young woman who never leaves her home. Ever since her lover fell to his death while they were mountain climbing, she's been afraid to brave the outside world. She makes a living as a computer security expert with a virtual office on the Internet, barricaded behind layers of physical and electronic security. But when her sister goes missing, she's forced to face her inner demons and go out and find her. The journey brings her face to face with traumas from her own past.
My Rating: Review: Come and Find Me
My Review: After a traumatic, life-changing loss, Diana develops Agoraphobia (fear of going outside).  While trying to work through her fears, Diana spends half her time working with her partner Jake on their new security business.  She spends the rest of her time trying to navigate the internet world called the "other world."  It is in this world that she can socialize and share her thoughts and feelings in way that she finds difficult in the real world.  However, Diana soon fears that a hacker is targeting the customers of her business, fearing the worse she begins to investigate.  Priorities soon shift when her sister, Ashley mysteriously disappears.  Somehow, Diana must overcome her fears to get to the bottom of these events and save her sister.
I really and truly enjoyed this read and actually completed the book in one sitting.  The premise reminded me of the movie The Net with Sandra Bullock but it is certainly a bit more relevant to these times.  Diana's agoraphobia was so crippling I felt that I was feeling the same fears.  I was really rooting for her to overcome this huge problem.  I thought I had all the answers figured out but I didn't get it exactly right and the parts I didn't guess were the most surprising and intriguing parts.  I'm not sure if I ever truly understood the "other world" thing.  I have my theories but my confusion didn't distract me from my interest in anything and everything to do with hackers.  There is a bit of hacker jargon.  I ignored what I didn't understand and was able to easily navigate the story.
I think this one had a bit of a slow start but I absolutely recommend this to others who expect the unexpected.  The premise and twists really kept me excited until the very last page.  Since I can't describe how captivated I was by this read, I'll just have to tell you to give it a read.
Review: Come and Find Me

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