Saturday, June 10, 2017

Book Review: Come and Find Me by Hallie Ephron

Come and Find Me
Author: Hallie Ephron

Publication: HarperCollins e-books; Reissue edition (March 22, 2011)

Description: A recluse who works and lives online must brave the “real world” when her sister goes missing in Come and Find Me—a gripping and ingenious novel of mystery and psychological suspense from Hallie Ephron, author of Never Tell a Lie. Writing about her sensational debut, USA Today noted, “You can imagine Hitchcock curling up with this one.” Aficionados of Rear Window, Vertigo, and North by Northwest—as well as the many fans of Harlan Coben and Mary Higgins Clark—will get a similar charge from Come and Find Me.

My Thoughts: Diana Highsmith is a computer hacker who has traded in her black hat for a white one as she has a business protecting companies from other hackers. She formed the business with her boyfriend Daniel and his friend Jake who are also hackers. But since Daniel's death in a climbing accident, Diana's life has gone out of control. She has always suffered from anxiety but currently she is also paranoid and agoraphobic finding herself unable to leave her house. Her only outside contacts are her sister Ashley and Jake.

Luckily, most of her business meetings are conducted in an online world where she feels comfortable. When some of her recent business contracts end abruptly, she decides to investigate and comes upon some surprising information. Then her sister Ashley disappears and Diana is forced to go outside her home and do things she hasn't done since Daniel's death to try to locate her.

This story has a lot of twists and turns as Diana braves the real world. She learns some surprising and heart-breaking things. I really liked the way Diana worked to overcome her psychological issues even though I thought the resolution of them seemed to quick and easy. I liked that Diana was smart, honorable, and loyal to her friends.

Fans of psychological suspense will enjoy this story.

Favorite Quote:
Gruder walked her to the cruiser, supporting her like she was old and infirm. The sight of the mesh barrier between the front and backseat forced her into reverse. She scrambled back, feeling the same panic she'd felt when that cage had dropped over Nadia. 
I bought this one. You can buy your copy here.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kathy,

    I do enjoy a good psychological thriller and it sounds as though I might be onto a winner with this author.

    Thanks for the lovely features and quotes, they all help with the decision making process :)



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