Rachel Abbott has weaved a twist of a story here with plotlines thickening as they go along... I found that the story of Bernie and what led to his death, was well written and urged me on to find out what happened to him, and was all we were told about him the truth. The characters Rachel writes about are so well honed, you feel you know them as you read about their dilemma's.
The teenage scenes were strong and written with clarity and shows a true knowing of what makes teen girls tick with technology and how or why they may do something they wouldn't necessarily do without this being held over them.
Natalie as a parent was so likeable and her struggle to keep her daughter safe, too real.
It was so good to have Tom back, and his team.
I found the read tense, and clever, modern without being too graphic. The last 20% of the book really pulled everything together, so make sure you have time to read it in one go. You are really routing for a happy ending.
Highly recommend this series, and it can be read as a stand alone, easily. However reading the full series gives you the benefit of the full Douglas effect.