1st Case, James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts

1st Case opening lines: I want to touch you. Your face, your skin, your thighs, your eyes.

1st Case

My blurb:

Angela Hoot is brilliant when it comes to computers. She understands just how to make them work to her advantage. But her knowledge is what gets her kicked out of University. Now her mentor has got her an internship with the FBI. And straight away she is put on to a case. Can she follow orders and obey instructions to make sure she keeps her job? And if not, will it cost her her life?

1st Case
A young tech genius is thrown in at the deep end on her first case with the FBI in a gripping new stand-alone from the world’s bestselling thriller writer
A young tech genius is offered the opportunity of a lifetime… one that could end hers.
When Angela Hoot is kicked off her graduate programme at MIT for hacking into the computer of a fellow student, she fears she’s blown her chances of a glittering career.
Angela is wrong: instead, she’s offered a dream internship with the FBI. She jumps at the chance, and is thrown straight into her first case at a house in the Boston suburbs where a family of five have been brutally murdered.
As Angela struggles to come to terms with the harsh reality of her new job, a phone is found that could hold the secrets of this mass murder – if Angela is able to uncover them.
My verdict:

This ticks all the boxes for me. A good crime novel with a great story line. Pick up a copy, or better still, enter below to win one now.


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Who is the common author of all three books?

Penguin Random House are hosting this give away and I would like to thank them for their ongoing support. They will send the winner the books. Competition closes at the end of August 2020.

Publishing information:
ISBN 9781780899398
Format Trade Paperback
Published July 2020

Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Random House South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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