A pulse-pounding suspense novel, where the line between the virtual world and reality gets blurred when it comes to murder. Complete and unabridged. Evie Wilson was the victim of the villain in DON'T TELL, an assault which resulted in paralysis on one side of her face.
©2010 Karen Rose (P)2010 Headline Audiobooks
After her injury, Evie retreated into the virtual realm, seeking refuge from the public eye by interacting with online friends. Now, with the help of a surgeon, Evie's face is restored and she is ready to return to the real world.
However, she remains connected to the internet for her graduate thesis on using the virtual world as therapy to improve self-esteem. She has become an online shopkeeper who sells faces and bodies to users interested in building a new avatar on a website called 'Another World" In her new role, Evie maintains 'surveillance' over her test subjects to ensure they don't become too caught up in the intoxicating virtual realm.
Meanwhile, homicide detective John Grace has been investigating a string of suspicious suicides that he believes are connected murders. John's investigation leads him to Evie when one of her online test subjects is found dead of apparent suicide, but Evie believes otherwise. Evie is shocked to find herself drawn to someone for the first time in over three years and she's reluctant to trust John. However, he's the only one who believes her story about the suspicious death of her test subject, and he soon discovers that many of the apparent suicides in his case had avatars in "Another World." As murder victims connected to the website begin to appear more frequently, John asks Evie to be his virtual guide in the investigation. However, they don't realise that the killer is closer than they think - and that he holds a special grudge against Evie.