I recently finished reading a copy of the soon to be released book by Daniel Palmer, called Helpless. It took me a while to find the free time to pick it up, mostly because I was afraid what happened would happen...once I picked it up, I simply couldn't put it down. Despite plans to accomplish much on that particular Saturday, I spent most of my day sitting at the kitchen table and reading. When I grabbed the book to read on the two minute car ride to my son's basketball game, my husband asked if I was really bringing it along. I told him that I sure was - it was good, it was two more minutes that I could read. I did finish in time to get some things done that Saturday - including dinner, so the family didn't have to starve while I read.
It seems that the more technology that we have in our lives, the more opportunity there is to be hurt by that same technology. We hear of phishing schemes and viruses sent by e-mails. Links contained in e-mails that allow others access to our computers. We access so much through technology and we like to believe we are reasonably safe, but how safe are we? Is your wireless access secure? How do you protect your children and keep them informed on the dangers of sexting?
These are questions that start to come to mind as you read Helpless. You find yourself questioning your everyday technology and how safe you are or are not in that world of technology.
One of the things that I loved the most about the book is that the story is so believable. You find yourself thinking, there is no way, but as you continue to read, you begin to realize that this twisted world could be real. This could happen to someone you know. You just can't stop reading, you want to know how it resolves and hope that the technology can help protect the innocent, as easily as it seems to be able to implicate them. I have to believe that this is due to the amount of research that was done by Daniel Palmer in writing this book. The facts behind the fiction ring so true, that it makes that story that much more real when you read it.
Helpless is a definite must read. Scheduled for publication January 31, 2012, you can preorder it now through your preferred online retailer, through the links provided on Daniel Palmer's website.
While you wait for this new book, if you haven't already read it, I highly recommend reading Delirious, his debut book that was released in early 2011.
One lucky A Busy Mom of Two reader will win a copy of Helpless by Daniel Palmer. The book will be an Advanced Readers Copy of the book.
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No compensation was received for this post. A copy of book was provided so that I could read the story and provide a review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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