One talented hacker.
One dead body.
One explosive secret.
When one reckless night leads Farris Barnett to the dead body of a classmate, she's as willing as everyone else to write it off as a suicide. That is, until cryptic messages start coming in from someone who knows the truth, and they want Farris on the case. Putting her hacker skills to work, she begins to unravel the life of a victim who might just have been the guiltiest of them all.
Her personal life in turmoil, Farris turns to the only person she can trust to help her get to the bottom of things - a friend on the verge of becoming much more. Together, they confront a killer with a secret not even she could have decoded.
The biggest bombs, the ones that do the most damage, are the ones you never see coming.
©2015 Sherry Ficklin (P)2017 Sherry Ficklin
I liked and enjoyed this book. As always I love Farris her being witty and sassy makes this book more enjoyable. And the mystery I was not able to guess who could be behind all the problems which was great.
This book kept me on edge from beginning to end. I wanted to figure out who the murder of a boy that our heroine, Farris, knew from school. Farris is an ace hacker and I enjoyed the computer aspect of the crime solving. While I don't know if the technology/hacking used in the book is accurate (me and technology don't get along well), the author conveyed it in a way that I believed it could be done in the manner given.
The narration was great. Emmes does talk fast however so if you're used to listening to a book at an accelerated speed like me, slow it down before you start.
I would definitely listen to another book by this author and/or narrator without any hesitation.
This review copy audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge.
I just realized this is book 2. I didn't read book 1 but it was still great. it didn't feel like I missed anything. I really like the writing and characters. I love the YA novels. the narration was fabulous. over all, it was very entertaining. I would recommend to friends and my 13 year old will be listening to it very soon.
I love smart young adult novels that involve more than mere hormones and yearnings. That is exactly what I got with the Audible version of In Too Deep by Sherry Ficklin. This story centers around Farris who is a teenaged computer whiz and an emancipated minor (her father is in the military and currently assigned out of the country). Although this is the second book in The #Hackers Series, I don't feel like I missed out on anything by not having listened to the first book in the series.
In Too Deep begins with the premise that Farris's boyfriend (whose father is also in the military) moved several months ago and asked his best friend Cole to hang out with Farris to keep her company (Cole doesn't mind because he really hates spending time at home). One evening Farris and Cole decide to go swimming in the ocean. As they are getting out of the water, they discover a classmate’s body. After the death is ruled a suicide, Farris receives an anonymous message indicating that the kid's death was not a suicide. Using her great hacking skills, along with committing a few "breaking and entering" crimes, Farris and Cole investigate (1) the author of the note, (2) the dead classmate, and (3) those who had reason to kill him. The book ends with a thrilling conclusion when Farris confronts the supposed killer with the reason for the murder not being what I expected at all!
Andrea Emmes narrated this audiobook and she did a wonderful job. She provided distinct and consistent voices for all characters. Her narration really contributed to my satisfaction of the story. I was provided a copy of this audio by the author and freely leave this honest review. In short, I highly recommend this audiobook to anyone who enjoys a good mystery!
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