Published by Atria/Emily Bestler Books on December 4th, 2018
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After two years of living on cheap beer and little else in a bitterly cold tiny cabin outside an abandoned, crumbling mansion, young programmers Shawn Eagle and Billy Stafford have created something that could make them rich: a revolutionary computer they name Eagle Logic.
But the hard work and escalating tension have not been kind to their once solid friendship—Shawn’s girlfriend Emily has left him for Billy, and a third partner has disappeared under mysterious circumstances. While Billy walks away with Emily, Shawn takes Eagle Logic, which he uses to build a multi-billion-dollar company that eventually outshines Apple, Google, and Microsoft combined.
Years later, Billy is a failure, beset by poverty and addiction, and Shawn is the most famous man in the world. Unable to let the past be forgotten, Shawn decides to resurrect his and Billy’s biggest failure: a next-generation computer program named Nellie that can control a house’s every function. He decides to set it up in the abandoned mansion they worked near all those years ago. But something about Nellie isn’t right—and the reconstruction of the mansion is plagued by accidental deaths. Shawn is forced to bring Billy back, despite their longstanding mutual hatred, to discover and destroy the evil that lurks in the source code.
Lisa’s Review: I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I love when a horror book is realistic and you ponder if it could really happen. This one did just that for me. This book brings the technology of today into what could good wrong with it. I loved this story! The whole take on the computer system going mad combined with the issues that have occurred on the land really got me.
I really liked the back story between the three main characters, Shawn, Billy and Emily. Each of these characters brought their own baggage to the story which really pulled me in even more.
This book kept my attention throughout and kept me on my toes. I highly recommend this book!