Last year sixteen-year-old Autumn solved her sister’s murder. This year, she is part of a high school forensic dream team that assists the police when teens are kidnapped. When it’s discovered the kidnappings are part of a secret online survivor game, the police and team focus on the game maker—the man behind the game.
The focus of the investigation shifts when Autumn is singled out and becomes the target of the Game Maker’s sick game. Through encrypted messages hidden in steganographs, Autumn must discover who the last kidnapping victim is if she hopes to save him in time.
Susan grew up in South Texas, about ten miles from the U.S.-Mexican border. As a child she spent the summers in Mexico with her grandparents and extended family. During these vacations, she frequently created mysteries for her siblings and cousins to solve. These mysteries were her first stories. Nancy Drew soon became her childhood hero and inspiration to write mysteries for young adults.
Her greatest joy is her 15 year old daughter who is quite the storyteller and likes to come up with the characters’ names for mom’s stories.
When she’s not writing or studying, you can find her dreaming about traveling.
Susan loves estates sales, traveling, spending time with her family, and discovering new books at the Columbus Metropolitan library.
Susan graduated from the University of Texas, and just graduated with a MFA from Seton Hill University, and dreams of one day owning a touch screen murder board like the one on her favorite TV show, Castle
This is one of those books that I was planning on giving 4 stars to. But the basis of the story and the intricacy of the plot drew me in. It deserves 5 stars. Although there were some places where I thought the story dragged a little, and other places where the author referred to things that happened in the last book but wasn't explained in this one (and I didn't remember), I can overlook those things for the sheer genius crafting of the story. It ends nicely, with the premise and hope that there will be a third book.
The story: Autumn is still trying to recover from the brutal murder of her sister a year ago when her H.S. forensic team gets caught up investigating kidnappings of local teens. It soon becomes apparent that Autumn is the target in the dangerous game, run by a Gamer who has little regard for human life. In the end Autumn must figure out who the next victim is and save him or her before it's too late.
We are back with Autumn & this story is even more exciting & tense than book 1. Autumn is now part of a Forensic Team in her school that assists the police. They get a case to investigate the kidnappings of teenagers. They soon work out the motives behind these kidnappings are a game & set out to find the person/persons responsible. Unfortunately Autumn gets singled out by “The Gamer” which leads us into an exciting story full of twists & turns that will have you on the edge of your seat. I really could not put this book down, Autumn was absolutely brilliant again & she was even more emotional than in book 1. This was an excellent story & I so hope there will be a book 3.
I enjoyed entering Autumn's world once again. She's trying to move on with her dreams after the devastation of her sister's murder a year ago. On the elite team used as a secondary resource for the local police department's tiny forensics team, she finds herself once more knee deep in mystery. Her problem solving math brain won't let go of the inconsistencies she sees in the clues. And when she becomes the target, that logical math brain recedes into the background as the emotions of her own loss take over and lead her further into the rabbit hole.
Uncovered will draw you in from the very beginning. This book has a very good plot with twists and turns you won't see coming. I really enjoyed how well referenced the investigative and forensic process were I would recommend this book to fans of the Veronica Mars television show.