*Book source ~ NetGalley
Title ~ The Woman Who Stopped Traffic
Author ~ Daniel Pembrey
Published ~ 15 July 2013
Genre ~ Thriller
My Rating ~ 1 bite
DNF at 8%
It’s the dawn of social media; Facebook is unknown and World of Warcraft is the world's biggest online game. An unhinged Hungarian-American Internet magnate is trying to take over it all, using soon-to-IPO web sensation Clamor.us. But nefarious content is coming to light on the Clamor social networking site, pointing to sex trafficking.
Enter Natalie Chevalier, glamorous ex-Head of Security at a large Seattle software company... with a father she never knew, a disastrous track record with men and a scandal that forced her from her old job.
I had to DNF at 8% due to excessive use of technobabble and mind-numbing stock and financial-type run on. I swear my eyes actually glazed over. 8% in and I had not a single clue about the story and zero feel for the characters. I feared the rest of the book would be just as bad so I jumped ship. The book is fiction, not non-fiction. Being factually correct is one thing, explaining everything in minute detail is another. An editor should really have culled all that.