- AUTHOR – Heleen Kist
- PUBLISHER – Red Dog Press
- PAGES – 330
There is a fine line between innocence and guilt. An even finer line between justice and revenge. Data scientist Laura prefers the company of her books to the real-world, let alone the cesspit online. But when her best friend Emily becomes the victim of horrific cyber bullying, she makes it her all – engulfing mission to track down the worst culprits.
Petite corporate financer Suki is about to outshine the stupid boys at her firm, she’s leading the acquisition of Edinburgh’s most exciting start-up. If only she could get it’s brilliant, but distracted, co-founder Laura to engage.
Event planner Claire is left to salvage the start-ups annual conference after her colleague Emily fails time return to work. She’s determined to get a promotion out of it, but her boss isn’t playing ball. As the women’s path intertwined, the insidious discrimination they each face comes to light. Emboldened by Emily’s tragic experience, they join forces to plot the downfall of all those who’ve wronged them. But with emotions running high, will the punishments fit the crime.
The story follows Laura on her all round trip of having her company acquisitioned, however there are plenty of fun twist and turns along the way when she and her two new friends would like their worlds set to rights by the people who have wronged them the most.
Laura was by far my favourite character in this book, she was extremely likeable from the offset, she reminded me of myself, introverted, loves her books and will always find time to sneak in a quick read, even in work. I absolutely LOVED the author’s description of Laura and her love for words, with that and the idea of the software built in this book to help detect such things like depression and which employee’s can uplift others or not, well it was just sheer brilliance.
Laura’s best friend, Emily. I instantly felt sorry for her, you could tell she was going through an ordeal and just trying to deal with it in her own way, she was in pain and you felt that pain too whilst reading. You felt the panic Laura was going through when she read the tweet Emily had sent, even though you didn’t know what the panic was about until the end of the chapter. The frustration and anger Laura felt while dealing with police and seeing what the trolls on twitter had written, it’s like I was her, I could feel everything. I have dealt with this first hand with both the police and trolls on social media so I could really connect with the storyline and how it played out, and it was 100% accurate in how the police deal with such crimes, or not as the case actually is.
I was sooooo excited when Laura started to become close to Suki, although my first impression of her was that she was all business, it soon came to light that this was not the case and you saw her softer side and I’m not going to lie I did secretly hope that her and Laura got together, but soon enough Claire came along and so became ‘The Avengers’ at first I didn’t really warm to Claire, there was something about her I just didn’t like, but then as soon as she became on Laura’s side in avenging Emily I did warm up too her.
The story became extremely fast paced very quickly and definitely had ‘ the can’t put down factor ‘ the book was at its peak when each of the three girls found out something horrible about the people they worked with and wanted revenge. The main culprit for me was definitely Justin, Laura’s friend and her co-founder of her business. It was him I wanted justice served to the most. I absolutely loved how the girls worked together to set their worlds to rights, each to serve justice where they found deserved. Claire with Darren, which I didn’t find to be suffice, I was quite disappointed with this one to be honest but it did hit him where it hurt, Suki with Diane and her horrid son Roberts was brilliant. A true woman. I actually shouted ‘ you go girl ‘ and of course Justin’s was just phenomenal, an amazing ending.
This book was fantastic, from beginning to end and I would recommend this read to.. well just about anyone, no matter what genre you love there is something in here for everyone, I can’t express just how great this read actually was. This is definitely my favourite read of 2019 and it really is going to be a hard one to top. Here is the link to the book if you would like to join in on this fun, thrillingly twisty read. http://mybook.to/StayMad