Trial & Terror by Adam Penenberg
Genre: Crime thriller
Rating: 5 Stars - A Must Read!
Summer Neuwirth is a Public Defense lawyer who puts her all into her work. So when she wins her first case, you would think she would be overjoyed. Except Summer knows her client was guilty and that he is starting to form an unhealthy obsession with her. As if that weren’t enough her mother has disappeared without a trace, her new client is being uncooperative as she becomes increasingly more likely to face Death Row and Summer herself is being haunted by shadows from her recent past when she was attacked and raped. As Summer tries hard to uncover the truth behind her latest case, events begin to spiral out of control and she soon finds her personal life quickly overlapping into her work as the two become firmly entangled. Meanwhile her former client simply refuses to leave her alone....
Every once in a while a truly great thriller comes along that holds your attention and blows you away. This was just such a book! Summer is an excellently devised character whose story
quickly pulls you in and before you know it, you are hooked! This is a book that is difficult to
talk about without giving anything away but suffice to say there are some great twists and turns here. The plot moves at a ferocious pace leading to a shockingly brilliant climax that even I didn’t see coming! At a time when thrillers have flooded the market and almost become ten a penny, it is refreshing to find something that stands out from the crowd and returns the
genre back to it’s roots! This really was a highly enjoyable read and one I would not hesitate to recommend!
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Virtually True by Adam L. Penenberg
TBR Reviewer: Kim
Rating: 4 Stars
This is the story of True Ailie. He is recovering from a Virtual Reality addiction and in danger of losing his job as an ace reporter. Then a friend of his along with an eleven-year-old shanty orphan are killed with a futuristic bomb that tracks DNA to assure success. Now he must put together the pieces and find out why they were killed and how it ties in with an earthquake in Japan. Hampered by a corrupt police chief, it's not going to be as simple as it looks.
This was an interesting idea. Set within a dystopian future, the world has changed from how we know it. Some countries have gone and others have been created. True is interesting as the damaged hero, still longing after his ex wife. Recovering from a Virtual Reality addiction and
trying to crack open a worldwide news scoop. This is a lesson on becoming too reliant and therefore ending up hooked on VR. In places it was confusing and the different strands were hard to keep up, but don't let that put you off as it all comes together rather nicely at the end and you will go 'Ohhh yeah!'. It is a little bit like 'Inception' in it's approach and I rather liked that, made it seem a little different to the books I normally read. This was a good techno.
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