In New York City, Nights Are Dangerous. Days Are Numbered.
When New York University sophomore Megan Gunther finds personal threats posted to a Web site specializing in campus gossip, she's taken aback by their menacing tone. Someone knows her daily routine down to the minute and is watching her—but thanks to the anonymity provided by the Internet, the police tell her...more
SETTING: New York
SERIES: #3 of 3
In the past few years, social networking has taken the Internet by storm. Millions of people use Facebook; many more tweet on Twitter, view videos on YouTube, blog daily, list items for sale on craigslist and find future mates on relationship sites. The social media do serve a good purpose in terms of providing many means of communicating. Unfortunately, though, there is often a darker side to these sites ...more
This was the first book by Alafair Burke that I had read and I must say I loved it! It was fast paced and I did find myself quickly turning the pages, trying to guess what was coming next, and guessing incorrectly and I really found the book hard to put down. I read the book in less than two days and would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in crime thriller novels. I have now made it my mission to read the other books in the Ellie Hatcher series!
When New York University sophomore Megan Gunther finds personal threats posted to a website specializing in campus gossip, she’s taken aback by their menacing tone. Someone knows her daily routine down to the minute and is watching her—but thanks to the anonymity provided by the Internet, the police tell her the ...more
212 features recurring lead character Ellie Hatcher, an NYPD Detective. In 212 Ellie and her partner Rogan catch a homicide in a penthouse belonging to one of the city's wealthiest men. Although he claims no knowledge of how and why his bodyguard was using the suite, he seems to be trying to control the direction of Ellie's investigation. As doe ...more
A body guard is killed in his boss's apartment.ma college student is stabbed to death in her apartment, and her roommate is mutilated, but survives after a stint in the ICU. A prostitute is killed by her date. Throw into the mix an extremely wealthy playboy real estate developer (which Burke makes clear is NOT Donald Trump), and a corrupt federal judge, and you have the setting for another great entry into the Hatcher series (book three, if you're keeping track). ...more
The book is a murder mystery of the most labyrinthine plot imaginable. Charles Dickens probably couldn't have pulled this off. It would help if the reader wrote an ...more
In the 3rd novel in the Ellie Hatcher series, there are multiple story lines and they come together beautifully in the end. First, Megan lives in NYC and goes to NYU. Just days before her death, she finds a creepy stalker who is posting her schedule on a campus forum. Then, a real estate agent (who was leading a double life) is killed. The connection between these 2 deaths is some phone records that were made a few months previously when a security guard was killed. Elli ...more
I read this book in one sitting because it was a really fast read. I enjoyed the fact that Ellie was a normal person. I've read a lot of Gillian Flynn lately, so I kept expecting Ellie to flip out and cut herself or sleep with her partner or something equally self-destructive, but, all things considered, she's pretty well-adjuste ...more
It's a law that in detective novels if you have two completely unrelated crimes being investigated, that one of the things the detectives are going to discover before all the pieces fall into place is that the crimes are completely related -- one is very likely the cause of the other.* So, in 212 we start with Crime A, and then move onto Crime B -- and sure, there's a chance that A was just to reintroduce to this world, maybe show how Ellie ...more