Book Review: Clean

When police officer Peggy Whitfield receives a series of social media messages instructing her to commit murder, she is plunged into a nightmare from which there seems to be no escape. If she doesn’t obey the mysterious messenger, she herself could be killed. But if she does as she’s told, she’ll kill her estranged brother. As the bodies pile up, Peggy will have to look closely at her past relationships and work with her kind-of-honest, kind-of-boyfriend in the FBI. But can they contain CLEAN before no one is safe?
Today’s headlines are dominated by addictive iPhones, computers taking over our homes and finances, the invasion of privacy, and shadowy figures influencing our every move from afar. Clean tackles head-on one of current society’s biggest fears: what happens when we use a computer to make decisions, and the computer starts making decisions by itself?

I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book just really wasn’t for me. I felt like it took too long to to really get started, and even when the book finally felt like it was starting.. I just couldn’t get invested. I will say, the book had a very interesting plot behind it so it kept me reading until the end. 

The story itself seemed to really drag on and on. I feel I would have enjoyed it more had it been split up into maybe two books. I usually really enjoy those books that could actually happen in real life. 

Overall it was an okay book. It is a solid hacker inspired novel but the book seemed to ramble on a little more than I would have liked myself. 

Thank you Tom Lytes, NetGalley, and IPBA for allowing me to review this title. 
Images and synopsis taken from NetGalley.

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