Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Security by Gina Wohlsdorf

Author: Gina Wohlsdorf
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Date of publication: June 2016

The terrible truth about Manderley is that someone is always watching.

Manderley Resort is a gleaming, new twenty-story hotel on the California coast. It’s about to open its doors, and the world--at least those with the means to afford it--will be welcomed into a palace of opulence and unparalleled security. But someone is determined that Manderley will never open. The staff has no idea that their every move is being watched, and over the next twelve hours they will be killed off, one by one.

I thought this book was actually kind of cool.  It's told through the eyes of an unknown watcher.  The watcher is seeing and hearing everything on security monitors that are scattered throughout the resort.   The way the story is relayed to the reader makes it feel as if you were sitting in the security office watching as well.  This concept worked really well in audio version.  The quick cutaways made the action move very quickly.

This book is pretty gory, so if that isn't your thing, you might not like it.  To me, it would make a good horror movie.  The staff at the Manderley Resort is getting ready for the grand opening.  Someone is killing them off one by one.  Who? or why? is never really answered, but the reason made sense.  Especially when the reader finds out who is watching.  I liked the ending as well.  It went along with how the tale was told and just made sense.

I'd recommend checking this one out.  It was a unique concept and one I thought was executed very well.

1 comment:

Marce said...

I have this one on my Wishlist and have thought I might read it for Oct, Halloween time. Great review.