Saturday, June 28, 2014

Hacker by Ted Dekker

Hacker is the next book of the Outlaw Chronicles series.

It focuses on a hacker named Nyah who needs money to finance medical research to save her mom. When a hacking job goes wrong, Nyah finds herself in the cross-hairs of a giant corporation wanting nothing more than her silence at any cost.

I have really enjoyed Dekker's Outlaw books. Eyes Wide Open was a fantastic return to his mind-twisting style that made him famous. Water Walker was absolutely phenomenal. I couldn't put it down and it made me think about life in brand new ways.

Hacker began in that same vein. It deals with some of life's biggest questions and attempts to answer them in electronic fashion. Some truly mind-shattering concepts are explored with this book.

The plotting is typical fast-paced Dekker and the characters are quick.

This is a tremendous book until the end. It felt like this should have been a longer novel. I felt like Dekker needed more pages to flesh out some of the concepts that were really going well. Instead it seemed like the end needed to happen and everything happened too fast to tie things up.

We had some great storytelling happening, I was flipping through the pages and all of a sudden we get, "and they all lived happily ever after" What?!?! What about....and you can go through a list of everything that needed more time to be fleshed out but couldn't because of time constraints apparently.

These books are terrific reads. I just wanted more time in Hacker.

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Worthy Publishing.

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