BE CAREFUL WHO YOUR FRIENDS ARE. It's the dawn of social media: Facebook s unknown and World of Warcraft is the world's biggest online game. An unhinged internet magnate s trying to take over it all, using Clamor.us, a social network primed to have its stock market debut. But nefarious adult content is invading the Clamor.us site, pointing to sex trafficking. Enter Natalie Chevalier, glamorous ex-Head of Security at a large Seattle software company ... with a father she never knew, a disastrous track record with men and a scandal that forced her from her old job. Part digital thriller, part dark fairy tale, The Woman Who Stopped Traffic will keep you on the edge of your seat - while revealing deeper truths of out times.
Not what I was expecting from the title; yet having read the first chapter and being a compulsive book finisher I continued and was glad that I did. The traffic mentioned in the title was not the type of traffic that this was expecting.
This book took ages to get going with vast majority of the book concentrating on the world of computers, namely internet sites, search engines, multi-user online gaming, IPOs, and investment banking to name but a few. There was loads of technical information, and maths (never my favourite subject) that did pass this reader by.
In amongst a world of men the lead character is female (the woman of the title). There is far more to the cyber world than this cyber investigator was lead to believe. It is part techno thriller and part intellectual thriller with the last few chapters concentrating on the action part.
The revelation of the bad guy was unexpected as was the ending. An interesting read but a tad too long and not really this reader’s cup of tea.
Full Disclosure: ARC received from Netgalley for an honest review.
I rated this 3 stars on Netgalley and 'It was Ok' on Amazon (3 stars) and Goodreads (2 stars).