Ok – I feel like it is cliché to start a review this way, but I have never read anything like this book. It’s such an interesting narrative told from the perspective of the security at a luxury hotel.
As the employees of Manderley, an overly secure luxury hotel, prepare for its grand opening, they have no idea that a killer is among them. With tones of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, one by one, employees start dying off. The reader gets to watch the story unfold via the viewpoint of the state-of-the-art security system.
Security by Gina Wohlsdorf is a fast-paced and clever read. I had a lot of fun reading this one. I really enjoyed the omniscient narration of the novel, which lets us into everything going on throughout the hotel without sounding distant or cold. There’s a really compelling reveal about ¾ of the way into the book that gave it a deeper dimension for me.
I’ve seen mixed reviews on this book in regards to some loose ends, but in my opinion, the book ended exactly where it should have. It really added something unique to my reading experience to be left with a few questions, ones I think the reader should be left to think about and imagine for his/herself.
Look for this book on shelves June 7, 2016!