Zero Days by Ruth Ware
6/20/23; 368 pages
Zero Days by Ruth Ware is a very highly recommended thriller in a race against time format.
Jack (Jacintha) cross and her husband are penetration (pen)
specialists who test out security systems for companies. Jack does the
physical, on the ground work, while her husband Gabe directs their
operations and handles the cybersecurity tests. When Jack is picked up
by the police after a job one night, Gabe doesn't pick up the phone to
have their client vouch for her and their work for him. After she is
finally released, Jack makes her way home, exhausted, and discovers why
Gabe didn't answer her call. He was murdered.
Jack is in shock, back at the police station, now being questioned by police about the murder of her husbands. The next day it becomes clear that Jack is the main suspect in Gabe murder. If she wants to find out who killed Gabe and clear her name, she needs to go on the run. With very few people she can trust and a count down before she will eventually get caught, the tension rises with each page.
Jack is a fully realized character and readers will be anxiously
wishing her success in finding answers. She is experiencing physical
difficulties and grieving Gabe's death, even as she searches for
information about who was responsible for his murder all while evading
the police and trying to survive.
Zero Days is an un-put-downable, compelling thriller. The
fast-paced novel counts down the days as Jack is on the run. This means
tension and suspense rise along with every action Jack takes and every
twist in the plot. This would make an excellent movie.