Welcome to the Working for the Mandroid stop on Romily Bernard's blog tour for Find Me, a suspense filled novel starring teenage hacker Wick and the trouble that insists on following her around. We are pleased to take part in the tour, hosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club. Find Me comes out on September 24 and in celebration there is going to be a Twitter party hosted by Nova Lee Zaiden (@novablogder) starting at 7PM EST on Tuesday with Romily giving away signed hard copies of Find Me every ten minutes!
Also make sure to enter the contest at the end of our stop to win a copy of Find Me from the author!
I received an e-ARC of the book as part of participating in this tour.
Releases September 24, 2013
YA / Suspense
These are the words written on Tessa Waye’s diary. The diary that ends up with Wick Tate. But Tessa’s just been found . . . dead.
Wick has the right computer-hacking skills for the job, but little interest in this perverse game of hide-and-seek. Until her sister Lily is the next target.
Then Griff, trailer-park boy next door and fellow hacker, shows up, intent on helping Wick. Is a happy ending possible with the threat of Wick’s deadbeat dad returning, the detective hunting him sniffing around Wick instead, and a killer taunting her at every step?
Foster child. Daughter of a felon. Loner hacker girl. Wick has a bad attitude and sarcasm to spare.
But she’s going to find this killer no matter what.
Because it just got personal.
This book has no monsters, no spaceships, no time travel, no alternate realties, and no superpowers. Everything that happens could possible happen in real life and all the characters could truly exist. In other words, this isn’t my usual sort of book and yet everything about it pulled me in. Something about a teenage hacker with a chip on her shoulder hunting down a killer who toys with victims with the assistance of a boy from the wrong side of the tracks pulled me away from my fantasy worlds and dragged me into the stark light of realty. And I’m glad it did.
Bernard has crafted a tightly woven thriller with a realistic protagonist with trust issues, who desperately wants to belong and yet can’t bring herself to separate from the bleak past in the shadow of a drug dealing father. Even from the relative safety of an upper middle class foster home with kind foster parents, she spends her nights doing investigative work via hacking for jilted housewives and angry business partners to make enough money to run away with her younger sister when this moment of safety inevitably falls apart.