Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Kathy Reichs - Exposure

Exposure is the fourth Virals novel by Kathy Reichs and her son Brendan. The story starts with Tory testifying at the trial of the Gamemaster from their third big case (Code) - still the pack is struggling with Ben's betrayal, especially Tory has problems forgiving him. So with these inner problems it's not a surprise that they are having a hard time with their special skills aswell. Fainting or vomiting - side affects they didn't experience before. Despite that they are determined to find out what happened to Lucy and Peter, a pair of rich twins who attend the same school. This gets even more pressing when Tory's new found best friend Ella gets abducted too.
Parallel to these events Chance Clayburne, the Virals biggest enemy, crosses their paths again and again as they try to find out more about the experiments that were the cause for theier viral infection, leading to a big cliffhanger at the end.
Compared to Code, Exposure shows us a less bossy, more vulnerable Tory and stronger boys who stand their ground in getting the pack together again. They even get a share of the narrative as perspective changes to them as Reichs already tested in the novella Shift (Virals 2.5).
Again, it was a fun read and - what can I say - I'm a big fan of the writing style and the characters, I can't wait for the next one.

Kathy Reichs, Exposure. Random House 2014.

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