Author: Romily Bernard
Series: Find Me #1
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Mystery, Thriller
Release Date: September 24, 2013
These are the words written on Tessa Waye’s diary. The diary that ends up with Wick Tate. But Tessa’s just been found…dead.
Wick has the right computer-hacking skills for the job, but little interest in this perverse game of hide-and-seek. Until her sister, Lily, is the next target.
Then Griff, trailer-park boy next door and fellow hacker, shows up, intent on helping Wick. Is a happy ending possible with the threat of Wick’s deadbeat dad returning, the detective hunting him sniffing around Wick instead, and a killer taunting her at every step?
Foster child. Daughter of a felon. Loner hacker girl. Wick has a bad attitude and sarcasm to spare.
But she’s going to find this killer no matter what.
Because it just got personal.
First Sentence: I’m halfway through the remote computer’s firewall when Detective Carson parks on the other side of our street.
I’ve been meaning to read Find Me for the longest time. Let’s be real, who wouldn’t want to read a book about a female computer hacker who can use her hacking powers to find a killer? I didn’t know what to expect of Find Me – I’ve seen so many positive reviews for it with very few negative ones, but I also didn’t want to get my hopes up that I would enjoy it. To my surprise, I found myself enjoying Find Me and somewhat looking forward to reading the sequel – the “somewhat” part would be explained below.
It’s stupid to be scared. He can’t touch me now. Not when I have this shiny new life…I’m not the same girl Carson turned in to social services.
At least that’s what I tell myself. (2)
As you can probably conclude from reading the synopsis of Find Me, Find Me revolves around a murder – who killed Tessa Waye? I predicted the person behind Tessa’s murder pretty easily as there was this one clue who made it glaringly obvious. However, even though I knew who was behind Tessa’s murder, Find Me didn’t get boring. In fact, Find Me was a quick, fun read.
Although I wasn’t sold on the romance between Wick and Griff at the start, once they got together, I was immediately on board. Before Wick and Griff got together, they will playfully banter and Griff would be there for Wick whenever she needed him. That sadly did nothing for me. However, once their relationship started, their romance was hot. Wick and Griff have a lot of chemistry – a couple of their moments would leave me fanning myself. For young readers, don’t worry, their moments aren’t sexually explicit.
“Wick, police officers are supposed to be good.”
Sure they are, I think. And parents are there when you need them, your teachers care what happens to you, and someday your prince will come. (9)
Find Me has a perfectly fine ending…until the last two sentences. Find Me before those two sentences wrapped up pretty nicely: the murderer situation was dealt with and Wick was free to do whatever she wants to, but then came the two sentences that would pretty much be the focus of the next book. Find Me could have easily been a standalone and would have been fine as a standalone if it wasn’t for the last two sentences. Don’t take me wrong, I would still be reading the sequel, but it bugs me that Find Me has a sequel when it doesn’t need one.
Overall, if you’re in the mood for a quick thriller with a fan-worthy romance, Find Me is definitely the book for you.