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Book Review | Killfile by Christopher Farnsworth

Date Published | August 09, 2016

Date Read | June 2021

Goodreads Rating | 3

Overall | This was a good fast paced thriller – if the setup hadn’t been so antiquated and ridiculous then I might have liked it better

Pros | Thrillers are always fun to read

Cons | It’s a bad copycat of Sandra Bullock’s The Net – not a chance that 1) a billionaire has time to try and “erase” someone and 2) no way are there just no legal records of someone. We’re not in a 100% digital age and you have neighbors, school friends, family, etc.

Warnings | None

POV | First Person POV Past Tense

Will I Be Continuing With The Series | No

Description |

John Smith has a special gift that seems more like a curse: he can access other peoples thoughts. He hears the the songs stuck in their heads, their most private traumas and fears, the painful memories they can’t let go. The CIA honed his skills until he was one of their most powerful operatives, but Smith fled the Agency and now works as a private consultant, trying to keep the dark potentials of his gift in check—and himself out of trouble.

But now Smith is unexpectedly plunged into dangerous waters when his latest client, billionaire software genius Everett Sloan, hires him to investigate a former employee—a tech whiz kid named Eli Preston—and search his thoughts for some very valuable intellectual property he’s stolen. Before John can probe Preston’s mind, his identity is compromised and he’s on a run for his life with Sloan’s young associate, Kelsey.

Hunted by shadowy enemies with deep resources and unknown motives, John and Kelsey must go off the grid. John knows their only hope for survival is using his powers to their fullest—even if means putting his own sanity at risk.

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