In Too Deep

One brilliant young hacker. One experimental government aircraft. One chance to keep it all from going up in flames. Trouble is only a keystroke away in this new young adult series.

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About the Book

One talented hacker.

One dead body.

One explosive secret.

When one reckless night leads Farris Barnett to the dead body of a classmate, she’s as willing as everyone else to write it off as a suicide. That is, until cryptic messages start coming in from someone who knows the truth, and they want Farris on the case. Putting her hacker skills to work, she begins to unravel the life of a victim who might just have been the guiltiest of them all.

Her personal life in turmoil, Farris turns to the only person she can trust to help her get to the bottom of things—a friend on the verge of becoming much more. Together, they confront a killer with a secret not even she could have decoded.

The biggest bombs, the ones that do the most damage, are the ones you never see coming.

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Reviewed by Melanie Newton

There is talk of murder and details are explained, plus there is an attempted murder which is described with a fair amount of detail. Overall the scenes containing violence are minimal but the level of violence is quite high when it happens.

There is also a question as to whether a teenager killed themselves or was murdered that people may find upsetting.


There is some underage drinking (at a party)

Talk of pot being eaten in brownies.

Talk of an adult that appears to have been smoking. (cigarettes in ashtray near her and teeth yellowed)

Supernatural Characters:None

Other: This is a book about High School teenagers on a military base.  The language etc is about the same as in the previous book but is in character for the teenage characters that were met in book 1. Generally suitable for older teenagers.

Series: Geek Girl Mysteries, Book 2
Genres: Love & Romance, Mysteries & Detective Stories
Tags: computers, hacker, military, Mystery, teen fiction, young adult
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication Year: 2015
ASIN: 163422163X
ISBN: 9781634221634
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About the Author
Sherry D. Ficklin

Sherry D. Ficklin is a full time writer from Colorado where she lives with her husband, four kids, two dogs, and a fluctuating number of chickens and house guests. She can often be found browsing her local bookstore with a large white hot chocolate in one hand and a towering stack of books in the other. That is, unless she's on deadline at which time she, like the Loch Ness monster, is only seen in blurry photographs. She is the author of several YA novels ranging from contemporary romance to science fiction. In her spare time she co-hosts the Pop Lit Divas radio show and is constantly trying to take over the world.

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