Net Switch by Denise Baer


Synopsis: In the dead of winter, Sydney Hayes finds herself in an internet chat room in hopes of expelling her loneliness. Enchanted by a stranger, she soon finds herself caught up in an affair that spills over into her everyday life. Within a short period of time, the stranger captures her mind, her body and eventually her heart, but excitement turns to terror and Sydney must abandon the life she built in Chicago and assume a new identity.

A fragile woman in a new city, Sydney tries to put it all behind her as she makes a fresh start in Seattle, but her troubles follow her and she is running out of time. Feeling as though she has no other choice, Sydney is determined to destroy him before he destroys her—unaware that her journal holds the key.

Will she discover the secret before it’s too late?

That sounds rather intriguing doesn’t it?!

Thoughts: 298 pages. This reads like a diary which will bother some people, it initially bothered me, but I got over it and then quite enjoyed it. It took me four days to read. Currently on Goodreads, Net Switch is sporting a 4.40 out of 5 average after 20 ratings. While I don’t really like the cover – it doesn’t draw the reader in very much – this book is a must read for any thriller/suspense/mystery fans.

Where to buy: Amazon on kindle for $6.50 or paperback for $14.95.

Review: Net Switch is a psychological thriller and a survival story, it mixes a bit of drama with the mundane, a bit of mystery with crime and manages to do it in a way that had me believing I knew what was coming (occasionally I did), but most of the time being knocked for six by something completely unexpected.

The unexpected twists in this story all made complete sense once explained, they were complex and well thought out and sometimes so completely gut-wrenching I was staring wide-eyed at my kindle. The deceptively simple ways Denise twisted things was truly brilliant.

Denise Baer has unleashed a truly scary book here, yet you’ll find no ghosts or goblins.

Taking the format of journal entries, this book may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but give it a try if you would like a true mind-bender. Explore the inner mental processes of Sydney and experience the story as she sees it.

I doubt you will be disappointed.

*Note:I was provided an electronic version of this book in return for an honest review*

Have you read any psychological thrillers that I should check out? Let me know in the comments.

4 thoughts on “Net Switch by Denise Baer

  1. It sounds good, but $6.50 on kindle seems a lot for an ebook (or am I just too used to seeing everything else there for $1.99?) 😉

  2. Sounds intriguing!

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