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Friday, October 10, 2014

REVIEW: Code Runner by Rosie Claverton

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CodeRunner-FinalCoverBook Two of The Amy Lane Mysteries Ex-con Jason Carr has faced down the toughest thugs in Cardiff, but being assistant to a brilliant, eccentric hacker who hasn’t been outdoors in ten years has its own challenges. Still, he and Amy Lane can solve cases even the cops can’t crack. And when a corpse washes up on a beach, Jason can’t resist chasing the clues—or defying Amy by infiltrating the very gangs he once escaped. Amy is distraught when Jason’s pursuit gets him framed for murder. He’s thrown back in prison where he’s vulnerable to people who want him dead. He needs Amy to prove his innocence. Fast. But Amy hasn’t been honest with him—her panic attacks aren’t getting better. And now, with everything that makes her feel safe ripped away, she must stand alone, using her technological skills to expose a baffling conspiracy and a new kind of online crime. Can she clear Jason’s name before danger closes in? Carina Press | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Google Play | iBooks | Kobo  

RATING: 3 1/2 stars

REVIEW: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This is the second in a series of mysteries with Amy, the super genius computer hacker who is also agoraphobic and relies heavily on her partner, Jason. Jason is an ex-con with a rap sheet longer than the Bible.
Against Amy's better judgement, Jason can't help but try to solve a murder mystery on his own, and where does he end up? Jail.Trying to defend against a murder charge. The story premise is good, and I enjoyed it. It's heavy on the British accents and slang, which threw me from the beginning.I found myself having to re-read the sentence to try to figure out the context of the word and muddle out its meaning.
Even though it is the second in a series, there isn't much you're missing besides a stronger relationship between Amy and Jason that you don't get much out of in this book. Its all been established before.
The writing itself is phenomenal, the author truly has a way with words. It took a while for the story to pick up in my mind and before it did, it dragged on slowly. Overall, it was a good book, I think it would be better if you read the first book in the series before this one so that you get a feel for the author's jargon and the character development of Jason and Amy.

About the Author:

rosieclaverton-authorRosie Claverton grew up in Devon, daughter to a Sri Lankan father and a Norfolk mother, surrounded by folk mythology and surly sheep. She moved to Cardiff to study Medicine and adopted Wales as her home. Her first short film Dragon Chasers aired on BBC Wales in Autumn 2012. She co-wrote the ground-breaking series of short films The Underwater Realm. Her debut novel Binary Witness was published by Carina Press in May 2014. Between writing and medicine, she blogs about psychiatry and psychology for writers in her Freudian Script series, advocating for accurate and sensitive portrayals of people with mental health problems in fiction. Currently exiled to London to train in psychiatry, she lives with her journalist husband and their pet hedgehog. Find Rosie on Social Media Twitter: @rosieclaverton Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amylanemysteries Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8119549.Rosie_Claverton Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/rosieclaverton

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