Invasion of Privacy: Brody Taylor Thriller, Book 1 (Unabridged)
by Ian Sutherland
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He secretly watches you within your home for months. He learns everything about you. Now it's killing time. Anna, a beautiful cellist, auditions for a prestigious London orchestra. Allowing ambition to quell her suspicions, Anna performs solo to the creepy looking auditioner. It's her final performance. Jenny Price, talented Met Police detective, can't figure out how the killer knew Anna's most intimate dreams and desires to lure her so convincingly. As the murder investigation team runs out of steam, Jenny accepts the aid of attractive but mysterious witness Brody Taylor, who comes forward with a strange story about hacked webcams hidden inside people's homes. But Jenny is completely unaware of Brody's real objective. An up-to-the-minute crime thriller that dares to expose the dark side of the connected world in which we now live.
a thrilling, fast-paced cyber-crime mystery
Brody Taylor is a security consultant and expert hacker who becomes involved in "researching" a webcam based "service" that seems to broadcast live feeds from people's homes and businesses without their knowledge. When Brody realizes that this Internet site may be connected to a girl's death, he inserts himself in the investigation and teams up with Detective Jenny Price who is hunting a serial killer who is raping and murdering young females.
It took me a little bit to get into this story due to the different perspectives at the beginning, but when the action took off, the plot became really engrossing and I was truly captivated. It was a very clever mix of techno-thriller and crime procedural full of mystery and suspense. The author did a great job explaining all the computer hacking related stuff, and while I'm not knowledgeable enough to comment on how accurate any of it was, it all made sense to me, so I could follow the plot without any issues, and it provided quite a unique, fascinating story line.
Written from multiple perspectives, including the killer's, this was a thrilling, fast-paced cyber-crime mystery with characters you wanted to get to know more about. Brody especially was great with his unorthodox methods in order to achieve legitimate outcomes. I would certainly like to see him and Detective Price in a sequel.
Matthew Lloyd Davies with his very smooth sounding voice provided an excellent, very natural narration with enough distinction between the characters that you always knew who was speaking. Great accents that were just right for the characters portrayed. I could quite happily listen to him narrate a much longer audiobook. There were no issues with the production.
Audiobook provided for review by the author.
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