One False Move by Robert Goddard. (2019).
Joe has a brain that seems to be able to beat a computer. Nicole works for a games company called Venstrom who want Joe so they send Nicole to track him down and make him an offer too good to refuse. But Venstrom aren’t the only ones after Joe. His current shady boss is making a lot of money and isn’t going to let him go without a fight. And then there are other secret forces who want Joe…
Nicole is quickly sucked into a battle for Joe and his mind, inexperienced with the other players and also fighting for her life.
I have mixed feelings about this novel. I LOVED the last novel I read from this author (Panic Room). I went into this book with high expectations. Probably too high haha. I did definitely enjoy this book. It was a very clever plot and I think the storyline would make a great action thriller movie. The reader is held in suspense for most of the book and the story is full of twists that end up being somehow all related by the end. But…I found the storyline a bit convoluted and confusing. It happened more than once where I was flicking back pages going wait what is happening, and who is this again; this particularly occurs in the second half of the book. Considering Joe is the focus, the reader never really learns that much about him which is a shame.
Overall, I did enjoy the book but the storyline felt a bit complicated at times.