Name: Tangle’s Game
Author: Stewart Hotston
Publication Date: 7th May 2019 (paperback, 2nd May eBook)
Goodreads Link: Here
Review: I want to begin by saying that I received this book for free through Netgalley, but all thoughts are my own. This book is a thriller based on technology & the growing roles of social media, encryption and blockchains within modern society. It’s about a woman named Amanda who is living a normal life until she is sent a parcel, and this parcel immediately makes her the most targeted woman on the planet & she is an enemy to many. I’ll admit I wasn’t too sure what I was getting myself into with this book but I did really enjoy it. There was a lot of action, a lot of swearing (a warning to those who don’t like bad language) & a lot of tech & coding based jargon. Some of what was being mentioned I didn’t initially understand, but I felt as if Stewart Hotston helped explain things a little more. This book really did grab my attention to begin with and I thought the synopsis provided by Negalley was super interesting I had to request it. I am also thinking a sequel may come out for this book as it does end on a cliffhanger, but it can also work well as a standalone novel. I thought there were a lot of unique and interesting characters from various backgrounds, and there’s most definitely a political element to this book. And although I’m not usually one to get into politics, I do think it added a lot to the story and created an extra element to the reasoning behind certain characters actions. There’s a fair bit about gender, race and other things similar to that which I wasn’t expecting, but as I said before, it definitely adds something to the story. I do also feel as if I may need to do a bit of Googling to understand certain elements of the plot better, both relating to politics but also the internet and coding, but enough information is provided within the book to have enough of an understanding that it doesn’t affect your enjoyment of the plot. If you’re into tech and coding I definitely recommend this as a must-read, and even if you’re not into coding, it is an interesting book with a unique plot and a nice variation of characters. Overall, there’s a lot of drama and action and it’s a unique plot with interesting characters.