Monday, February 27, 2017
Security by Gina Wohlsdorf
Tessa, property manager for the Manderley Resort, is checking final preparations for the opening of the hotel. Charles Destin, the hotel's owner, is demanding and a perfectionist. Tessa has to check on the hotel manager, who is a practical joker, the high-maintenance chef, the ballroom, the housekeeping staff. But, Destin has demanded a great deal of the security staff and all of the cameras throughout the hotel, so Tessa isn't worried about them. Everything is supposed to be perfect for the high-end clients expected at the resort. But, here's the question. "If security is invisible, how do you know when it fails?"
It's obvious early that something has gone wrong. There's a killer loose, and every staff member is targeted. But, someone is watching on the security cameras, and more than three-quarters of the book is over by the time the reader knows who the unseen narrator and watcher is.
There's not a lot I can say about Security without giving away the twists. A killer, sex, blood, gore, violence, suspense. And, someone is watching.
Gina Wohlsdorf's website is www.ginawohlsdorf.com
Security by Gina Wohlsdorf. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. 2016. ISBN 9781616205621 (hardcover), 229p.
FTC Full Disclosure - I bought the book.