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The Resource Cut to the bone : a thriller, Alex Caan

Cut to the bone : a thriller, Alex Caan

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Cut to the bone : a thriller
Title
Cut to the bone
Title remainder
a thriller
Statement of responsibility
Alex Caan
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"For fans of the TV show The Fall, this debut thriller is a fresh spin on a classic police procedural that explores the psychological implications of a life lived online. Ruby Day is a young vlogger, a rising star of YouTube, and a wholesome role-model to millions of teenage girls. And she is missing. Detective Inspector Kate Riley, the head of a new high-powered team of detectives, and Detective Superintendent Zain Harris, the newest member of the team and a poster boy for multiracial policing, are brought in for what they expect to be a routine runaway. Then a video of a wild-eyed Ruby running through the woods and begging for her life is posted online. Amid mounting hysteria and heightened media coverage calling for Ruby's safe return, Riley and Harris must decode the dark secrets of this seemingly squeaky-clean internet darling. Their hunt leads them to a smug ex-boyfriend who hungers for online fame of his own, a culture of online cyber bullying by anonymous thugs, and a corporation of ruthless advertisers who exploit online celebrities for their network of eager consumers. It becomes increasingly clear that the case is more complicated and nightmarish than Riley and Harris could have imagined. And the videos keep coming. This debut novel is a slick, contemporary police procedural that explores the dichotomy of public life and one lived online. For fans of Megan Abbot and Kimberly McCreight, Cut to the Bone provides a harrowing glimpse into the friendships, ambitions, and secrets of the internet generation"--
Summary
One missing girl. Two million suspects. Ruby is a vlogger, a rising star of YouTube and a heroine to millions of teenage girls. And she's missing... But she's an adult -- nothing to worry about, surely. Until the video's uploaded: Ruby, in the dirt, pleading for her life. Enter Detective Inspector Kate Riley: the Met's rising star and the head of a new team of investigators with the best resources money can buy. Among them Detective Sergeant Zain Harris, the poster boy for multiracial policing. But can Kate wholly trust him? And, more importantly, can she trust herself around him? As hysteria builds amongst the press and Ruby's millions of fans, Kate and her team are under pressure to get results, and fast, but as they soon discover, the world of YouTube vloggers and social media is much darker than anyone could have imagined.
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10556077
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1976-
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Caan, Alex
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Murder
  • Internet
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Internet
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
Label
Cut to the bone : a thriller, Alex Caan
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn956349357
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Skyhorse Publishing edition.
Extent
432 pages
Isbn
9781510719439
Lccn
2016041815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)956349357
Label
Cut to the bone : a thriller, Alex Caan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn956349357
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Skyhorse Publishing edition.
Extent
432 pages
Isbn
9781510719439
Lccn
2016041815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)956349357

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