I stayed up again the other night to finish a page turner called Vendetta by Lisa Harris. I purposely waited a day or two to begin the book because I knew once I started a new book by Lisa I was bound to get hooked right away and find every excuse to get back to it every chance I could. The book didn't disappoint and when I had 35 or so pages left past midnight I pressed on to find how the story would end.
This case, though, begins with social media and the profile of an unsuspecting teen. A young girl who is lonely and seeking friendship and understanding meets a young man who is perfect, just the right age and as an added bonus, his pictures prove he is good looking and a model brother. What more could a girl ask for and why not agree to meet him for a hike while visiting at a remote cabin?
Vendetta is the first book in the new Nikki Boyd Files series. The story is a good lesson on privacy, trusting social media and how important your teen knows how to safeguard themselves. The world we live in can be sinister and while I am an optimist, we can learn a thing or two to stay safe. Lisa Harris tells the story like it is and I admire that about her writing. She develops her characters well and her plots are thoroughly researched and carried out so that the reader is transported into the midst of the case. My heart sped up at times, tears fell at times and if the author's goal is to get the reader to become thus engaged in her book, Lisa Harris has accomplished just that!