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1414º by Paul Bradley Carr. A review

Hi, Little Bears!!

Hope you’re having a good time. I’m back with another book review.

Thanks to NetGalley and Snafublishing for granting me access to this book in exchange for an honest review.

I gave this book 3.5 stars.

A gripping technological adult thriller that discusses sensitive but important issues for the current society.

Lou McCarthy is a journalist and has spent her life exposing powerful men from Silicon Valley whose position has allowed them to abuse women. After she publishes an article agains Alex Lou, one of the biggest fish, she’s mysteriously invited to a party hosted by his company and, when asked to apologise, he seems to have committed suicide. Another powerful man commits suicide the same week and Lou is accused of murdering both men, so she starts an investigation to clean her name and find the killer. However, she ends up kind of wanting to help them once she learns their reasons.

This book is definitely plot driven. Characters are relatable, nobody’s perfect and mistakes have consequences that are sometimes deadly or irreversible. I would have loved side characters’ backgrounds to be explained more, though.

There are certain topics that I found essential to make readers think about, such as the discussion of who owns the world (a.k.a. white males, mainly), the fact that those who are powerful confuse equality with oppression and that no matter how far we’ve come along the journey, there’s still a long way to go and one of the best ways to become allies is to publicly put cases in the spotlight.

Although the topics were interesting, there were sections of the book, especially around two thirds of the way through, in which I was not interested.

I’d recommend this book to you unless the abovementioned topics or physical, verbal and psychological abuse are a trigger to you.

Hope you’re having a great month and don’t forget to comment!

Sending bear hugs,


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