Narrator: Matthew Lloyd Davies
Series: The Deep Web Thriller Series #1
Published by Self Published / Indie on 28 April 2015
Length: 16 hours 59 minutes
Genres: Modern Detective, Mystery/Thriller, Science Thriller
Source: Author, Submitted
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1984 was not supposed to be an instruction manual….
The residents of households across the country carry on their day-to-day lives oblivious to thousands of internet voyeurs constantly watching them within the privacy of their own homes.
Talented Met Police detective, Jenny Price, frustrated by her over-promoted boss's inexperience, takes charge of a murder investigation following the brutal killing of a beautiful young cellist, lured to a bogus audition. Baffled by how the killer knew his victim’s innermost desires, Jenny is contacted by expert security consultant Brody Taylor, who suspects the answer lies in a highly secure website that broadcasts live feeds from hacked webcams.
Working together, can Brody and Jenny find a way to bring down the site and track down the killer before he strikes again? As they begin to make progress, Jenny senses there is much more to Brody than meets the eye. With her boss on the lookout for any misstep, should Jenny continue to rely on the charming but mysterious security consultant?
While dramatically illustrating the dangers of our current reliance on surveillance technology, Invasion of Privacy is first and foremost a cleverly plotted, fast-paced thriller with great characters, suspense and twists galore.
©2014 Ian Sutherland (P)2015 Ian Sutherland
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.
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