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Predator

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  • Posted October 14, 2010

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    Beware of letting out your information for online veiwing

    If you're a member of any networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter or MySpace I urge you to listen to this audio book. If you've not been too concerned about the amount of information that you're giving out when participating online, or if you're putting yourself at risk this story will make you think twice.



    Are you being friends to people that are complete strangers? This story is a perfect example of how technology can be used for good and evil. It was an eye opener and made me think long and hard about my own sites and I am a great-grandmother.

    The storyline revolves around an online predator who is stalking people through the GrapeVyne network. As the predator makes friends with strangers online, they are able to gather information to target their victims and to murder them. In every case, the victim brings the predator right to them by sharing details of their locations and their activities.

    When Krista Carmichael's young teenage sister is kidnapped and then brutally beaten, raped and murdered, Krista goes on a mission to find the predator. Krista discovers that her sister has over a thousand friends in the network, and that the killer used online information to target her sister. Krista begins to investigate and discovers how the slope of internet networking can be, when used incorrectly. She tries to prevent others from making the same mistakes that her sister made and begins talking to young teenage girls about their online activities. In an effort to find her sisters killer, Krista sets up a bogus online identity in an attempt to lure the killer to her doorstep. Krista also implores the help of Ryan Adkins, the CEO of GrapeVyne, much to the chagrin of his board members.

    If you enjoy a good mystery then you will enjoy this story, but beware that you may want to watch what you list on you internet pages.


    This audio book was sent to me by Zondervan publishing for review.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 2, 2013

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    All parents who have tweens or teenagers on social networking si

    All parents who have tweens or teenagers on social networking sites need to read this book; it makes one think twice about how much information is publicized and how it can make us more vulnerable to predators. It is a heart wrenching book, however, with the main theme being how the rape and murder of a young teen girl affects her family. Maybe I am expecting too much in her Christian messages, though, as I thought this one was a little watered down from other books. Nonetheless, it is a riveting and excellent read. 

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  • Posted July 9, 2012

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    Ella Carmichael was killed by an online predator through her det

    Ella Carmichael was killed by an online predator through her detailed schedule that she updated constantly on the social website, GrapeVyne. Careless? Absolutely. But it still got her killed. She was dead, and there was nothing he sister, Krista, could do about it. Except, perhaps, to hunt down and catch the killer...

    Krista creates a false GrapeVyne account in order to lure in the killer. But when her trap works, will she be able to control the outcome? Even with GrapeVyne's CEO, Ryan Atkins, working with her, the game still comes down to predator vs. prey.

    After my mournful departure with the Intervention Series, I knew that I had to read another Terri Blackstock novel. Predator being quite recent, it seemed the logical choice. So I went for it.

    The first few chapters unfortunately took a while to pull me in. Not that this is an unusual characteristic of a mystery novel; there is so much information to convey in so few pages, but I found it a little disappointing to pop up in this novel because I was really craving something that I could chew easily, without having to poke around with my fork.

    Once Predator picked up a bit, I found it a very enjoyable story. I loved that the author chose to include the CEO of a major company, for no other reason than that is a main character I have never personally encountered in the fiction world. And having that person be the parallel of an infamous person we all know from the media- very brave, in my opinion. The character would have to be spot-on or it would interfere with the story. And I think that Terri got him right. A fresh, intriguing mystery,
    perfectly set for the current media age.

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