Tessa take her job as the hotel manager at the new Manderley Resort in Santa Barbara very seriously. She has her staff working on all the last minute details before the opening coming up in twenty four hours to make sure everything ends up perfect. The only problem is Tessa and the staff don’t know there is a killer at large in the building and now this luxury resort is becoming one of nightmares despite the top of the line high tech security.
Security by Gina Wohlsdorf is one of the books when finished I’d love to see this done on the big screen. A mix of horror and thriller it’s one intriguing read as you follow along and watch the grisly murders unfold on the security feeds and hope that someone will be able to stop the killer. It really made me think of a mix of Die Hard with that brand new top of the line building type of setting mixed with Psycho with the killer in the hotel.
Reading this one a Kindle I do think you lose a bit of the set up with the cameras and a hard copy would probably be the best bet but with an early copy I can’t say that for sure because the format may change in the final e-copy. It’s meant to have the story of what’s happening on cameras side by side at the same time but what you get in the electronic version comes off as jumpy switching the action.
As with a slasher story we need to have a couple at the forefront to root for. The relationship developing in the story also involves Tessa and a man from her past that she was raised with. They aren’t related but sort of raised that way in a foster home so beware if that may bother some. For me I didn’t mind as at least their past is a reasoning for the relationship instead of something like insta-love being tossed into the mix.
Overall, basically a slasher book instead of a movie with sex and violence involved set in a top of the line hotel with secret passages and fun gadgets.
I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.