In Too Deep

In Too Deep

by Sherry D. Ficklin

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When one reckless night leads Farris Barnett to the washed up body of a dead 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. Her love life in turmoil, Farris turns to the only person she can trust to help her get to the bottom of things, Cole, a notorious playboy and friend on the verge of becoming much more. Putting her emotions aside and her detective skills to work, she begins to unravel the life of a victim who might just have been the guiltiest of them all.

With her life—and her heart—on the line, Farris will confront a killer with a secret so shocking not even she could have decoded the truth.

The biggest bombs, the ones that do the most damage, are the ones you never see coming.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152387728
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 11/30/2015
Series: Geek Girl Mysteries
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 42,693
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Sherry D. Ficklin is a full time writer from Colorado where she lives with her husband, four kids, two dogs, and a fluctuating number of chickens and house guests. 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. She is the author of several YA novels ranging from contemporary romance to science fiction. In her spare time she co-hosts the Pop Lit Divas radio show and is constantly trying to take over the world.

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In Too Deep 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You won't want to put it down!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Brittney Rossie for Readers' Favorite In Too Deep (Hackers #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 a 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 on her friends to help her navigate the clues since her boyfriend moved and her dad is stationed in Turkey. I read this book without reading book 1 and I loved this book so much I went back and downloaded number one. But enough gushing. I felt that the snarky dialogue with just enough tech language to be legit but not over my head was the perfect balance for a teen trying to solve a murder. It was believable. I loved the angst and tension in the romance. No eyeball rolls here. The emotions all felt legitimate. The heroine is tough without being brash, tech-savvy without being unattractively nerdy, quick-witted without being unpleasantly sarcastic, and still feels all that it means to be a teen girl trying to navigate life and love. What a delightfully complex character Farris is. I am itching to see what happens to the romantic developments as well as if Farris' skills can match what it seems she may be up against. You've earned a fan, Sherry D. Ficklin. Keep 'em coming.
EGRGRY More than 1 year ago
Full review and more available at: ***** 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 series and generally does drag more for this reader. Several people told me that book two would blow me away, I was extremely skeptical, but I knew with Sherry at the helm I'd get a quality read regardless. I have to say that I actually didn't enjoy this read as much as book one. I LOVED IT SO MUCH MORE. Can I curse in my review? Holy hell guys. Woah Nelly. This book absolutely blew book one out of the water. Like so hard that it's half a mile up shore waiting for someone to bring it back to the beach. Guys. So, Much. Better. I honestly don't know that I've seen a series change this quickly for me, but Sherry did it with In Too Deep. From the very first page we pick up shortly after where Playing with Fire left off. Except we have an entirely new story, a new Farris, and a whole new mystery to solve. This one is extremely fast paced, but the story line is great. With new characters, new loves, new suspects, and a whole new twist on deck, Can Farris solve the case before the killers strike again? I read this entire novel in two sittings, I honestly could not put it down. You won't either once you get hooked by Ficklin and this gripping plot! The character development in this novel was amazing. In book one, I found huge fault with Farris' character. I found her to be immature and a little annoying, much like most teenagers. In Too Deep features a far different Farris. A Farris changed by the events of book one and being forced to grow up quickly in one of the harshest of ways: alone. With her father sent away on deployment, Farris is left to her own devices. While this may be many teenager's dream, for Farris there is so much more at stake. With the help of her friends, Farris is able to overcome an incredible tough time in her life. This character development for Farris is one of the very best I have seen out of Ficklin to-date. Keep in mind that I'm something of a Ficklin-Fanatic so I know a thing or two about her characters and writing style. The other characters were also written to perfection and I couldn't have been more pleased with the end result. There's a major spoiler involved here, so I'm trying to stay away from it, but let me just say that there is a massive change in Farris' love life from book one and I am a huge supporter of this change. Trust me guys, you'll have to read it to believe it! In true Ficklin form, this novel deals with so many hard-hitting themes. Depression, overcoming ones fears, maturity, friendship, love, and so many others come to mind. While this novel explores so many fun aspects of a sci-fi mystery, at its' heart is the story of a teenage girl just trying to make it through high school. It's the perfect combination of fun and feels. The mystery aspect of this story was pretty great. While I had somewhat figured out the plot of book one long before the finale, this one kept me guessing from page one. I love the insight that the reader gets into the mind
Anonymous More than 1 year ago