on July 10th 2017
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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.
Digital Velocity is a combination of action and romance with Detective Ethan McAllister having caught up with computer hacker Lexi Donovan as she comes under the sights of a serial killer that has a following on the dark web.
Ms. Garrett writes a cerebral story of cat and mouse as her two characters Ethan and Lexi are forced to work together and learn more about each other. This is a bit of a slow read as there are many details to the crimes and investigation that are essential to how the killer is caught and who they are. Also the budding relationship between the two leads is a slow build as Lexi is extremely guarded due to a unfortunate childhood. The characters are both well developed and their coming together is realistically portrayed.
Overall, this is a good read that you will need to take your time with as the writing and wording is a bit more ostentatious that you would normally find in a romance novel. The suspense is kept taut throughout, the clues as to the killer’s identity subtle enough to keep the reader guessing. A nice option if you are in the mood for a engrossing who-done-it.