Synopsis: Years ago, Fortune gave up on his daughter, Sophie, after a troubled adolescence. Now she’s gone missing, vanished without trace. And after weeks of investigation, the police have given up on her, too.
Driven by guilt, and a determination to atone for his failures as a father, he takes on the search himself. He soon finds that his daughter had been living in fear of a vicious online troll who seemed to know far too much about her. Could Sophie’s disappearance be linked to this unknown predator? Fortune is about to discovers that monsters which live online don’t always stay there
My review: A tense thriller that I managed to read in a day. Fortune is convinced that his missing daughter is not dead despite that being the belief by the police, her few friends and her own mother.
The story flips between Fortune and his daughter, confirming early on that Sophie is definitely alive and we’re not searching for a dead body. After finding Sophie’s laptop it appears she had been the victim of an online troll and somebody launching a very controlled attack on her life, setting her up as a stalker, receiving complaints from the council about excess noise and so on.
For Fortune as he starts his hunt his bank suddenly loses money – millions of dollars that looking at the numbers signal a race to find her before it’s too late.
I did enjoy it. There’s lots of twists and turns and the reveal of the Troll in question is interesting. I loved the ending. Not your Hollywood ending which makes for a refreshing change. There’s so much to this book about how the past can affect the future and people’s actions. Some as you can imagine is related to Fortune but there is some far crueller histories revealed.
It’s a good book, well worth checking out
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