The frenetic pace of this book keeps your heart pounding and the pages turning as you are swept up in the drama of Katerina’s life. The constant poker game with clients and contacts makes you smile as Kat ups the ante trying to get a winning hand. Ms Rosenblat conveys the bone shaking cold of a New York winter so well, I had to get a sweater as I read the book in California. The book also made me want to delete Facebook and and buy a burner phone. The tentacles of technology have so entwined themselves in our lives we forget how truly vulnerable we have made ourselves. Ms Rosenblatt weaves the cautionary with the heart pounding and creates a story you will want to go on and on. And it does. There is a book after this for those whose heart can stand the pressure. All in all I gave this a 5 star because start to finish I cared about what happens to Kat. I worried for her when I thought she would get caught. I pumped a fist in the air for her when she had a winning hand. I even felt bad for the “not her boyfriend” cop who was so well developed I was sure he was gonna catch her in the web of her lies and half truths.
And as we come to the end of the book her Final exam that she takes with her philosophy professor is so well thought out and written that I sat mouth agape at her answer. I wondered if she had even then reveled too much of herself. I hate to give away story endings, but if you can read the excerpt and not want to buy the book, You are missing out on a heck of a ride.