The back cover: When Krista Carmichael’s sister is killed by an online predator, she turns herself into “bait” to flush out the murderer. Ryan Adkins never expected his billion-dollar GrapeVyne social network to become a stalking ground, so he joins forces with Krista to bring the killer to justice. But who will protect them when the tables turn?
My Review: From the opening page Terri Blackstock grabs and she doesn’t let go of you until the end. Grant it I’m partial to Terri Blackstock having read 22 of her books. But I think this is probably her best one ever. It deals with a relevant topic, social media and the potential dangers it brings. The story is well written with strong characters.
But this book is more than a well-written story; it’s a harsh reminder of the dangers that lurk in social media. Ella posted everything she did and thought faithfully on her “Grapevyne Thought Bubble” this lead her killer right to her at the right moment. How many of us have posted TMI (Too much information) on our Facebook status or Twitter account? How many of us have children, especially daughters who are posted their lives for all to see? How many of us and our children have online “friends” that we don’t really know? Do we know what are children are doing online? This story is a wakeup call to women and parents everywhere. Posting too much personal information online is dangerous. Know what your kids are doing online. If you don’t understand the internet get educated.
Here are some links that talk about ways to protect yourself and your family online.
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