To Catch A Rat by S. J. Grey

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  • Published: March 30, 2020 by Acelette Press
  • Genre: Psychological Thriller
  • Edition: Kindle
  • Pages: 342
  • Rating: 3.5 stars

She said she was being spied on. No one believed her. Now, she’s dead.

Emma’s best friend Joss had a wild story to tell. She’d been hacked. She was being watched. She was in danger. No one believed her. Not even Emma.

Now she’s dead. The police write it off as accidental death, but Emma’s not so sure.

The more she learns, the deeper she’s drawn into a web of deceit and dark motives. Turns out Joss’s brother developed a revolutionary dark web application, one that people will kill to get their hands on. He’s now in jail on a dodgy manslaughter charge. And then there’s Emma’s boyfriend, who she discovers is lying about his identity.

Now Emma’s the one in danger, and she’s not sure who will believe her or who she can trust. Joss’s murder was only the start.

I must say that this was my first read by Grey, but it will not be my last! I devoured this title and truly believe this is a psychological thriller at its finest! The author included just the right measure of the following elements: mistrust, paranoia, and predation to keep readers turning the pages.

Emma seems to have it all: a well-paying occupation, a close knit group of family and friends, and a perfect boyfriend. However, a friend from the past showing up on her doorstep shortly before she is murdered brings that image crumbling down. Her career becomes in jeopardy, her loved ones are faced with choosing sides, and her “perfect” boyfriend doesn’t seem to be as he has always appeared to be.

It doesn’t take long for Emma to start doing her own investigation into her friend’s strange death; it also doesn’t help reduce the amount of paranoia that she begins to experience on a daily basis. She starts to believe that maybe her friend had been telling the truth when she claimed to be getting spied on, but if that was true who was the culprit?

Her interest in gaining justice for her friend leads Emma and her loved ones into some dangerous waters. It also allows for an old family friend to step in and help make things right once and for all, but even he has a shady history; can this person be trusted in a situation like this?

This title is non-stop action, which is what I enjoy in thrillers! You will want to add this book to your TBR; if you happen to be a Kindle Unlimited subscriber, you can read this title for free!

*I received a copy of this book via the author in exchange for an honest review.