Great minds can change the world
or leave it in ruins . . .When tech prodigy Jade Veverka creates a program to communicate with her autistic sister, she’s tapped by a startup to explore the potential applications of her technology. But Jade quickly begins to notice some strange things about the small Kansas town just beyond the company’s campus—why are there no children anywhere to be seen, and for that matter, anyone over the age of forty? Why do all of the people living here act uncomfortable and jumpy?
On the way home one night, Jade and her co-worker are run off the road, and their lab and living spaces are suddenly overrun with armed guards, purportedly for their safety. Confined to the compound and questioning what her employers might be hiding from her, Jade fears she’s losing control not only of her invention, but of her very life. It soon becomes clear that the threat reaches far beyond Jade and her family, and the real danger is much closer than she’d ever imagined.
Book Details:Genre: Thriller
Published by: Witness Impulse
Publication Date: January 31st 2017
Number of Pages: 384
ISBN: 006243523X (ISBN13: 9780062435231)
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads
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Author Bio:LS HAWKER grew up in suburban Denver, indulging her worrisome obsession with true-crime books, and writing stories about anthropomorphic fruit and juvenile delinquents. She wrote her first novel at 14.
Armed with a B.S. in journalism from the University of Kansas, she had a radio show called "People Are So Stupid," edited a trade magazine and worked as a traveling Kmart portrait photographer, but never lost her passion for fiction writing.
She's got a hilarious, supportive husband, two brilliant daughters, and a massive music collection. She lives in Colorado but considers Kansas her spiritual homeland. She is the author of The Drowning Game, a USA Today Bestseller, and Body and Bone.
Visit Ms. Hawker's Website , her Twitter Feed , & her Facebook Page .
MY THOUGHTS -
Fan-freaking-tastic! LS Hawker does it again, she never ceases to amaze me! OK guys, trust me, this was one suspenseful book! Was it my imagination? Or was the Twilight Zone theme song playing in the background while I was reading this?
Talk about edge-of-your-seat suspense and action. Wow! Loved the characters, just loved them! I can't even decide who was my favorite. Character development was excellent. These people (Jade, Olivia, Elias, Berko) were superheros in the unconventional way. They were all flawed. Super smart, geeky nerds! But flawed, and I loved that! They were so real. Just your average everyday people out to save the world! LOL
There were a few moments where I seriously had goosebumps, it gave me the creeps, and that doesn't happen too often!
But in all the suspense. This did me in. This was the awwwww moment -
"I love you, mom," Jade said.Wow, what an awesome idea!
"Look at your arm."
This is what she said nowadays when Jade said I love you.
Right after Pauline was diagnosed with ALS, Jade had asked her to write "I love you" on a piece of paper. She did, and Jade had it tattooed on her left forearm. ~ sniff sniff
And then the end, Oh my gosh! The ending... there is was again - Twilight Zone music!
I just loved this book!
I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from Partners in Crime Book Tours - . Thank you!