Firewall by Eugenia Lovett West
Source: Publishers via NetGalley
Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Fiction
Publication Date: 5th November 2019
Synopsis/Blurb (Taken from Goodreads):
“Former opera singer Emma Streat has survived the murder of her husband and the destruction of her beautiful old house. Now a full-time single mother, she struggles to move forward and make a home for her two sons. Because of her detection skills, she has become a go-to person for help–so, when her rich, feisty, socialite godmother is blackmailed, she turns immediately to Emma. Soon, Emma founds herself thrust into the dark world of cybercrime. Mounting challenges take her to exclusive European settings where she mixes with top people in the financial and art collecting worlds and has intriguing and emotion-packed experiences with men–including her dynamic ex-lover, Lord Andrew Rodale. When she is targeted by a cybercrime network using cutting-edge technology, it takes all of Emma’s resilience and wits to survive and bring the wily, ruthless criminal she’s hunting to justice. Action-packed and full of twists and turns, this third book of the Emma Streat Mystery series does not disappoint!”
My Thoughts & Review
Now the whole reason I requested this one was because I was tempted in by the intriguing synopsis. But after it being on my NetGalley TBR for nearly a whole year I finally got around to finishing it.
The story started off really interesting, but sadly I started to lose interest as I read on. The writing wasn’t bad but the plot felt a little slow and problematic. I thought it felt disjointed and very drawn out. I feel the main reason for this was in fact was because it was the third book in the series, which I didn’t know at the time of requesting. And also, there is quite a bit of referencing back to the crimes that had happened in the previous books.
I did think about DNF-ing this book at chapter 51, but I was so close to the end that after a little break I finally picked it back up and finished it.
This book has the potential to be a great read but sadly it just wasn’t for me.
Thank you NetGalley and the publishers SparkPress for my eARC in return for an honest and unbiased review.
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