Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Review 'Delete' by Karl Olsberg

A gripping, up-to-the-minute thriller for fans of the Matrix and M.R. Carey. 

A dangerous game - or a murderous reality?

For role-playing gamers like Mina and Thomas, reality can blur when you spend too much time online. But when Thomas disappears, not only from the virtual world but also from real life, Mina sets out to search for him. When she discovers that other Berliners have gone missing, all of them participants in the same game, she worries that she will be next.

Chief Inspector Eisenberg heads up a team that is supposed to track and prevent potential terrorists. But identifying suspects via pattern recognition doesn't help - you can't arrest someone before a crime has been committed. Faced with uniting a brilliant but unruly team made up of hackers and coders, Eisenberg is drawn into the puzzle of the missing gamers - all of whom had the same in-game experience immediately before they disappeared.

Will Eisenberg and his team be able to unravel the truth from the fiction before it's too late?

The Facts:

Publication Date:
October 25th, 2016
eBook, Paperback
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My Review:

I haven’t read a lot of thrillers lately. But I really do love reading thrillers. So when I received an review request for ‘Delete’ by Karl Olsberg, I was super excited and immediately said yes. If it hadn’t been for the book description that cover would have grabbed my attention. I love those red and greyish colors.

In ‘Delete’ we meet Chief inspector Eisenberg. Eisenberg is the head of a new police force that is supposed to find new and potential terrorists. But when the story of a missing gamer comes to his attention Eisenberg decides to check it out. Soon there are more gamers missing and Eisenberg is determined to find out what is really going on. Together with his team, Eisenberg will try to solve this new puzzle.

Although I’m not much of a gamer myself, I really enjoyed how this story was developed. The whole idea of a video game that is really happening is something that really fascinates me. Especially since it doesn’t sound as unbelievable as it did only a view years ago. So when I started reading ‘Delete’ I found myself being easily hooked to the pages.

‘Delete’ is definitely a fascinating story. Even if you’re not a fan of video games this is definitely a nice book to read. There is a lot happening and it sure made me sit on the edge of my seat. This book also definitely makes you think of the whole ‘What if..’ question. I loved how this book made me think and doubt everything I read.

I did think the beginning of the book was better than the last half. But the ending of this book was really perfect and it made up for the moments I thought the story got less exciting. If you’re a fan of thrillers this book is definitely one for you.

My Rating:

About the Author:

Karl Olsberg holds a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence and works as an e-commerce consultant and trainer. He was a developer of computer games and is the founder of three start-up companies, one of which was named "Start-up of the Year 2000" by German business magazine Wirtschaftswoche. He has written more than 10 books that have been translated into 6 languages, among them the bestselling novel "Das System". He lives with his family in Hamburg, Germany.

For more information about Karl please visit his website. Or visit him on Facebook and Twitter.

I received this book from Bonnier Publishing in exchange for my honest review.

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