The murder of Krista Carmichael’s 14-year-old sister by an online predator has shaken her faith and made her question God’s justice and protection. Desperate to find the killer, she creates an online persona to bait the predator. But when the stalker turns his sights on her, will Krista be able to control the outcome?
Ryan Adkins started the social network GrapeVyne in his college dorm and has grown it into a billion-dollar corporation. But he never expected it to become a stalking ground for online predators. One of them lives in his town and has killed two girls and attacked a third. When Ryan meets Krista, the murders become more than a news story to him, and everything is on the line.
Joining forces, he and Krista set out to stop the killer. But when hunters pursue a hunter, the tables can easily turn. Only God can protect them now.
©2010 Terri Blackstock (P)2010 Zondervan
I was surprised that I liked the book as much as I did. This wasn't because of the strong Christian theme you'll find woven throughout the whole story. In fact, I expected this and am not bothered by it at all. The reason for thinking that I would dislike the book was due to the subject matter. I admit it was upsetting at times but despite the ugliness of the brutal crimes and the grief filling every chapter, it was quite tastefully done. I truly think the author's message came across loud and clear without beating us over the head with too much graphic description like so many books of this nature do. This book is very thought provoking and has an important message that I wish every teenager as well as some adults I know, really need to hear.
This is a story that reminds us that our faith does not protect us from pain but empowers us because we know whose we are and we are not alone. God caries us and empowers to to overcome. it is a wonderful alegory.
Kept your interest throughout. Interesting twist in characters. Some good lessons for young people on social media.
Krista for her willingness to serve others, find her sister's killer, and her strength of faith.
There was enough twists that it was hard to pause the story.
The narrator did a good job making a distinction in the characters and keeping your interest.
Read this book for a book club and really enjoyed it. The twists and turns of the story kept me in my car in the parking lot listening.
Great narration, believable character inflection, short chapters, nice twists, pleasant narrative voice.
Revelation of the predator or maybe the death of the predator by dogs --nice touch.
No, this is the first --but I thought it was perfectly done, especially that a female portrayed men and women so credibly without emoting.
No, Maybe three settings due to time constraints. We purchased it to listen to in the car as we made two different long trips.
Great moral message for our time. Important warning for vulnerable people. Naivete, either from a refusal to learn or from just being young can be deadly. The best defense from this type of predator is to never tred on his territory. These creeps are strong, mean, heartless, and usually sociopathic or schizophrenic. If a young woman or man is caught in a predator's web, they usually pay with their lives, and always with their innocence.
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
This was a very suspenseful story, although maybe a little predictable. The auther managed to combine Christianity into the story and still make it good with out preaching. I recommend this story as a clean suspense with out some of the vulgerness other stories in the same style might have.
How much info is out there about you? Is someone watching you becasue you gave them all the information they need to find you? A young 14 year old girl is killed when all the killer needs to do is read her social network page and find out all he needs to know.
Her sister is determined to stop the computer company from allowing all personal information to be available to just anyone.
Whose responsibility is it... the company, or the ones using the network? You decide.
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