Find Me by Romily Bernard
Release Date: September 24th, 2013
HarperTeen, 307 Pages
Sub-genre: Thriller/Murder Mystery
Source: ARC via Edelweiss
Age Group: Young Adult
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.
Find Me is a fast-paced game of Whodunit that (if you’re like me) will have you guessing til the very end. Fans of the PERSEFoNE series and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will enjoy this murder mystery for sure.
What I really liked about this book was the snarkiness of the main character, Wick. She definitely was not a vanilla character. She had lots of spunk and brought an edge to the book. Her sarcasm, plus the way that all of the scenes were written – with this crazy amount of tension – made the book enjoyable and though I didn’t want to put it down, I had to because I couldn’t read it late at night! Too scary! Even though I’m not tech-savvy, I still liked reading about her searching for the killer over the internet. And yes, I couldn’t read it at night even though the tracking of the bad guy was done mostly over the web.
I’m sure that mystery novel experts and seasoned sleuths figured this one out WAY before I did – but I’m thankful for my ignorance because it made the book so much more thrilling.
All in all – a good debut from Romily Bernard that I’m HOPING will be turned into a series. I think I can guess what the next book would be about!