Title : The Never Game
Series" Colter Shaw #1
Author: Jeffery Deaver
genre: mystery/ thriller
"You have been abandoned."
A young woman has gone missing in Silicon Valley and her father has hired Colter Shaw to find her. The son of a survivalist family, Shaw is an expert tracker. Now he makes a living as a "reward seeker," traveling the country to help police solve crimes and private citizens locate missing persons. But what seems a simple investigation quickly thrusts him into the dark heart of America's tech hub and the cutthroat billion-dollar video-gaming industry.
"Escape if you can."
When another victim is kidnapped, the clues point to one video game with a troubled past--The Whispering Man. In that game, the player has to survive after being abandoned in an inhospitable setting with five random objects. Is a madman bringing the game to life?
"Or die with dignity."
Shaw finds himself caught in a cat-and-mouse game, risking his own life to save the victims even as he pursues the kidnapper across both Silicon Valley and the dark 'net. Encountering eccentric game designers, trigger-happy gamers and ruthless tech titans, he soon learns that he isn't the only one on the hunt: someone is on his trail and closing fast.
would you recommend it ? yes
Will you read anything else by this author? yes
I'm so glade I was able to get this one as a request from Penguin Group Putnam because Jeffery Deaver is one of my go tho authors I love to read , as soon as I saw it I knew I had to try and request it, and I'm so glade I did. Because this is a great start to a new series from him, Love how Colter starts out to find one missing person and then he find outs that there are others who was and are kidnapped by the same person , and it goes from there. I also love how I could relate to Colter about the game industry because just like Colter I don't play games at all and just like him I was like what in the world are they talking about ,but that made him a even lovable character. This story had every thing I loved its fast paced from the start to the ever end, it hooks you and pulls you in to the story ,remember characters that become some of your favorite ones to read, and just when you think you have it figure out , you find out it s not the person you thought it was, I also liked how you get Colter's back story and how it sets it up for more to come out in the next book. with that said I want to think Netgalley for letting me read and review it exchange for my honest opinion . Can't wait to read more of this series .