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In Too Deep

(#Hacker #2)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  184 ratings  ·  29 reviews
One talented hacker.
One dead body.
One explosive secret.

When one reckless night leads Farris Barnett to the dead body of a classmate, she's as willing as everyone else to write it off as a suicide. That is, until cryptic messages start coming in from someone who knows the truth, and they want Farris on the case. Putting her hacker skills to work, she begins to unravel th
Kindle Edition, 231 pages
Published November 30th 2015 by Clean Teen Publishing
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Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
It didn't take me long to pick up book two after finishing book one, in fact I'm pretty sure it was one of those rare times that I downloaded it immediately after finishing the first.

This series truly took me by surprise with how much fun it was to read and I absolutely loved the main character and just plain and simple, wanted more.

I have to be honest and say the first few chapters, while outstanding, had me worried there for a bit with the change in main characters and let's call it the “roma
Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages
Dec 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All ages
Recommended to Jenny Bynum by: Clean Teen Publishing Elite Reviewers
I have read almost everything that this author has published and she always has a way of amazing me with her style of writing and this book was no different.

After composing myself, I am able to now think clearly and add my thoughts about this book.

There aren't too many authors who will be able to leave a tragic ending and leaving me sitting there in complete shock, horror and snot crying, and Ms. Ficklin has done it all in this book. Though, you will have to purchase a copy and read it for yours
Joood Hooligan
Dec 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

***4.5 Stars***

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This one picks up a bit after the end of the first, separating it enough to let it be its own story. There's more background in the first book, but this one could be read on its own. There's still some random nerd-stuff mentions, but not nearly as much as were featured in the first book. This one is more serious, as Farris is trying to solve what she believes to be a murder.

Dec 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
In Too Deep is the second book that follows the story of Farris but with a new mystery to solve. It is no secret that I love work from this author but this time she has really out done herself. Without giving spoilers there are things in this book that I can honestly say I have never seen in YA fiction before. UGH it is SO hard not to spill the beans here but let me say when you get to that bit you will be GLAD that I didn't. It is one of those moments that you just HAVE to read, and then reread ...more
Ethan Gregory
Nov 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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My Thoughts:

Last month you guys got a glimpse of my thoughts on the first novel in this series, Playing with Fire. I openly admitted that it wasn't my favorite Ficklin novel and that while I still enjoyed it, it fell flatter than I generally would have liked from one of my favorite author. Now, that being said, I totally understand that the first novel in a series involves a whole lot of groundwork that sets up the s
Jodi Gallegos
Dec 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
In Too Deep
#HACKER Book 2

One talented hacker.
One dead body.
One explosive secret.

Life for Ferris Barnett is, well, complicated.
Her boyfriend has moved, her father has been assigned to an active duty station in Turkey, and one impulsive act leads her to a shocking discovery. A classmate’s body has washed ashore and his death has been listed as a suicide.
Soon, Ferris receives an anonymous message indicating that the death may not have been a suicide after all, but that he was killed, and that so
Jan 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**I received this book in exchange for an honest review**

Gawd dammit all.

I loved this installment all the way until the end. The end is FEELS. There better be another one. It can't just end that way. Well, I suppose it could, but it shouldn't. I need more.

In Too Deep is excellent. Now that we know most of the characters, there wasn't as much time dedicated to getting to know everyone, and more action time, which was what I was missing from the first book.
Nov 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, hacker
I liked and enjoyed this book much more than the first! As always I love Farris her being witty and sassy makes this book more enjoyable. And the mystery I was not able to guess who could be behind all the problems which was cool.
There is going to be spoiler so don't read further if you haven't read the book. Just go check out both first and this book cuz they are cool and enjoyable. Fun and fast read. Read the book in four hours. Def check them out!!

Jan farnworth
Oct 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love how this book picks up right where the other one left off, it keeps along a good steady pace with a nice twist up at the end for the who done it but that ending wow Sherry just ripped our hearts out and stomped on them good i am hoping to have my hopes lifted in book three. Nicely done Sherry nicely done.
Bradley (AudioShelf)
I enjoyed this follow up. In my personal opinion, I don't think there was enough emphasis on the crime that was taken place throughout the novel; however, I really enjoyed following Farris' love life and friendship with Kayla. Sometimes in YA crime stories like this, we forget about the fact that these kids go to school and actually have teenage lives--the good thing about this book was that we saw this--we saw Farris going to high school parties, trying to fit in, and experiencing real life tee ...more
Mar 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love smart young adult novels that involve more than mere hormones and yearnings. That is exactly what I got with the Audible version of In Too Deep by Sherry Ficklin. This story centers around Farris who is a teenaged computer whiz and an emancipated minor (her father is in the military and currently assigned out of the country). Although this is the second book in The #Hackers Series, I don't feel like I missed out on anything by not having listened to the first book in the series.

In Too De
May 26, 2021 rated it liked it
This sequel to 'Playing With Fire' definitely had a lot more mystery to it compared to the first, I liked that the main character, Ferris, embraced her inner Sherlock Holmes. I'm not sure how I feel on the sudden change in love interest, it just feels a little too insta-lovey to me, however I do prefer the newer one! I loved the plot twists and suspense, the hacking was cool and I really like the ongoing friendships, I liked this one more than the first by a fraction, but sadly I found out today ...more
I love everything about Farris (except her name. Farris??) She's independent and intelligent. She isn't sitting around, waiting for a cute guy to run in and save her - she'll save her own ass, thank you very much. She isn't caught up in popularity or willing to change to fit whatever mold others think she should be in. She takes charge, figures things out, owns her emotions and is an all around cool geek. Nancy Drew for the new millennium, complete with updated George and Bess sidekicks, and a N ...more
Upstart Management
Oct 24, 2017 rated it did not like it

All because of the could you? The entire story was terrific was totally into it then with a half of a page BOOM How in the world did you end it there? I would have given no stars if I could I want to know her how she moves her relationship with Cole evolves
Sammy Allen
Oct 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When Farris and her friend Cole, find a dead body of one of their fellow classmates in the ocean something doesn't add up. When the death is first ruled as a suicide, Farris believes there is more than what meets the eye and that there is a killer in their mists. This was a fast paced suspense thriller, that was a perfect October read! I found this novel on my nook, and it was FREE! ...more
Sydney Erin
May 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok wow. When I read the synopsis I didn’t think I’d like this cause I loved Ollie so much but then I read this and somehow the author made me fall in love with Cole too. This book was amazing and now I have to read the next one ASAP. Beautiful book and I was not expecting that ending. I almost cried and it’s not often I cry because of a book. 5/5
Mimi Davis Hopkins
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
High School PI's

She's on a roll, book two here it's as good a read as book one is. Great characters with a great plot to go along with them. Mysteries, surprises with complete turn around to keep the readers attention. Great Read
gwen graves
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
Maybe a book for teens

I read Nancy Drew when I was young and this doesn't come close to being as good. The characters are more like adults in teen bodies. I don't think teens of today think like the ones in this book. The truth is it was boring.
Bekah the Awesome
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
How bleeping dare you, Sherry?!
Sandra Olson
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OH my gosh

This story grabs you and won't let go. The characters are real and the story intense. BUT I hated the ending!
Silver Vanus
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read this one cover to cover without being able to put it down. Sherry Ficklin is a great author and she always has me engaged by the first paragraph. I look forward to the next one.
Sandra Burns
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Good read

I have really enjoyed these 2 books, but sad that her Dad died too. Now, she is an orphan. Sad.
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Well written. Great YA fiction. Totally recommend for adults and young adults.
If you've read my review for book 1 in this series, you know just how much I LOVED it. I love the concept behind the series and I love Sherry's writing and her characters and just - everything. Well, book 2 did NOT disappoint me in the least! I kind of wondered how she would continue the series because the mystery in the first book was resolved. I should not have even wondered, because this IS Sherry we're talking about! Silly me... I should have known she'd find a perfect way to continue! There ...more
Jan 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, social-issues, romance
In Too Deep (Hacker #2) by Sherry D Ficklin was my first introduction to the world of digital detective Farris. She finds herself with a reputation for solving puzzles and someone wants her to solve one involving a ‘suicidal’ classmate. While investigating her classmate, she finds some surprising details that could provide motive for murder. The deeper she gets into the mystery, the more it seems there may be a murderer in her high school. Solving murders also isn’t easy to do alone. She relies ...more
K.M. Robinson
Dec 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. In Too Deep jumps back into Farris’ story several months after the first book ended. We are very quickly confronted with the fact that her boyfriend, Ollie, who she was FINALLY in a happy, healthy relationship with at the end of the first book, has moved away. I was so sad we didn’t get to see their relationship develop. With a murder taking place at the beginning of the story, Farris and Cole (Ollie’s best friend) have to try to ...more
Feb 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
Book 2 picks up right where book 1 left us, desperately seeking answers to questions that we had! The author doesn't give the reader a chance to catch their breath before throwing them straight into the action. This book continues on with our favorite #Hacker, Farris and her friends and of course a ton of trouble! Farris and Cole are trying to solve Farris's fears when they stumble upon a dead body....and then things get even more weird and out of control.

The author continues to take the reader
Mar 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Good YA characters & circumstances

Continues to be a strong story. Another well-plotted mystery. Farris' scooby gang is still there, but the focus is more on her & Cole's friendship.

I like that a girl who is a junior actually follows through with having somewhat realistic expectations about being 16 & in love. Her romantic life is handled in a very YA fashion (behind closed doors with the lights off). There is even a funny moment when her friend Kayla wants details & Farris declines because "we
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Sherry is the author of over a dozen novels for teens and young adults including the best selling Stolen Empire series. She can often be found browsing her local bookstore with a large white hot chocolate in one hand and a towering stack of books in the other. That is, unless she's on deadline at which time she, like the Loch Ness monster, is only seen in blurry photographs.
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