Happy Release Day to Reily Garret! Reily is a new to me author, and this series has totally sucked me in! Looking forward to reading more from her in the future!
The deadliest weapons are the ones we never see.
Keyboard prodigy, Lexi Donovan has risen from teenage orphan of the streets to complete independence with little help along the way. When a friend is threatened, Lexi’s anonymous message sends police into a firefight, leading to a wounded cop.
Detective Ethan McAllister’s well-ordered life turned upside down the day an obscure text message led to a sexual predator’s identity. Since then, Callouston PD’s finest can’t trace the elusive hacker. The latest tip leads him to a brutal mutilation and a riddle indicating the identity of the next murder victim.
The dark net houses a playground for the morally depleted and criminally insane. When Lexi discovers the killer’s digital betting arena, she finds herself centered in a cyber stalker’s crosshairs bearing equal talent.
Street life strengthened Lexi while toughening her protective shell, but nothing could shield her from the shrewd detective forging a path to her heart.
I really enjoyed this book. It had suspense, mystery, romance, and some humor all wrapped up into one. The characters were interesting, and I felt a good connection to them, but I would have liked to know a little more about Lexi’s background then we find out in the story. Maybe we will see more in the next book of the series.
The story was great. It kept me interested and had me on the edge of my seat, but every once in a while there would be a drawn out scene that could have been shortened a little. The plot, characters (main and side) were great! The attention to detail was there and you could tell a lot of research went into the story.
I’d recommend reading the short novella prequel to this one, Tender Echoes. It was a quick and interesting read, and we find out how Lexi and Ethan have their first encounter. You don’t have to to enjoy Digital Velocity, but I’d highly recommend it to get the most out of the story.
All in all this was a great story. Looking forward to seeing where the series goes from here 🙂
Check out the Prequel!
Connect with the Author
Reily is a West Coast girl transplanted to the opposite shore. When she’s not working with her dogs, you can find her curled up with a book or writing her next story. Past employment as an ICU nurse, private investigator, and work in the military police has given her countless experiences in a host of different environments to add a real world feel to her fiction.
Over time, and several careers, many incidents have flavored the plots of her stories. Man’s cruelty and ingenuity for torment and torture is boundless, not contained by an infinite imagination. Witnessing the after-effects of a teenager mugged at knifepoint for a pair of tennis shoes, or an elderly woman stabbed repeatedly with a screwdriver for no apparent reason, left an indelible impression that will forever haunt her subconscious. In counterpoint, she’s observed a woman stop her vehicle in severe, snowy weather to offer her own winter coat to a stranger, a teenager wearing a threadbare hoodie. Life’s diversities are endless.
Though her kids are her life, writing is Reily’s life after. The one enjoyed after the kids are in bed or after they’re in school and the house is quiet. This is the time she kicks back with laptop and lapdog to give her imagination free rein.
In reading, take pleasure in a mental pause as you root for your favorite hero/heroine and bask in their accomplishments, then share your opinions of them over a coffee with your best friend (even if he’s four-legged). Life is short. Cherish your time.