Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Review: 419 by Will Ferguson

Title:  419
Author:  Will Ferguson
Genre:  Drama, Suspense, Mystery
Pages:  256
Published:  March 2012
Publisher:  Viking Canada
Source:  Publisher
Where to buy:  Amazon


A startlingly original tale of heartbreak and suspense.

419 takes readers behind the scene of the world’s most insidious internet scam. When Laura’s father gets caught up in one such swindle and pays with his life, she is forced to leave the comfort of North America to make a journey deep into the dangerous back streets and alleyways of the Lagos underworld to confront her father’s killer. What she finds there will change her life forever ...

Laura’s life and that of her family has been thrown into complete chaos with the death of her father.  They are completely taken aback by the things they find out and how the weeks before his death unfolded.  How one email changed all their lives.

This was a very intense book, and not something I would have normally picked up.  I was drawn into a world that held me in awe.  How the lives of so many can be damaged and how much can be taken by simply replying to an email…

Do you have see those emails in your junk or spam folder that start with “You’ve won.. “ or “I’m writing you because I need your help..”  Do you wonder where they come from or who writes them… and why? 

We take a journey into places I couldn’t even imagine and events I can’t even fathom.  An amazing story of Laura trying to find out what really happened to her father and why.  I couldn’t put the book down, I had to know what happened and see how everything unfolded.

Would I recommend this book?  This was the first of Will’s books that I’ve, and was thrilled when the book arrived in my mailbox.  I was especially thrilled because he is a Canadian author.  I found this book to be very intense, but an amazing read.  This will appeal to someone who loves a different sort of mystery.  Will I read more by this author?  Yes, I want to check out some of his other works.

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