Saturday, January 29, 2022

Cloud Judgement by Kat Wheeler


Author: Kat Wheeler
Title: Cloud Judgement
Series: Cameron Caldwell #2
Genre: Cyber Thriller
Release Date: January 11, 2022 

Amazon US | UK | AU | CA

How do you catch a murderer who can kill from anywhere?

Cameron Caldwell’s life is forever changed. After catching the HomeTech Hub killer and losing her dream job, she’s determined to get her life back on track. Her new consulting business is rough going, but she’s focused on success… and staying far away from any business involving the police. But when she meets a mysterious man who might not be what he appears, there’s only one person she can call for help.

Detective Will Justus’s world keeps changing.  There’s a new kind of criminal on the loose, one who doesn’t even need to be at the crime scene to commit murder. Backed into a corner and needing a specific kind of technical help, he decides to reach out to an old friend. Regardless of their rocky relationship, Cameron Caldwell might be the only one who can put the pieces together.

Together, they begin the hunt for a new kind of killer. 

Rating: ☆☆☆☆

Cameron should be riding high on her success of catching the HomeTech Hub murderer but she lost her job as a result of it and her relationship with Detective Will broke down. Working on building her own consultancy business is hard work and she is living contract to contract. When she is asked by law enforcement to help in a potential kidnapping, she agrees to help but quickly discovers everything isn't as it seems. At the same time a series of fires is being set that no-one can figure out how they were set. 

Cameron is tech savvy and gives everything her full commitment and energy without much thought to the consequences. She is brave and passionate. These qualities all manage to get her into trouble throughout this. Will is more cautious, methodical and thinks about the bigger picture. They balance each other, which is why I was surprised that their relationship hadn't lasted.

One of the difficulties of basing a story around remote crimes is that it is challenging to build the tension and suspense. However, for the most part Kat Wheeler managed to do this through the impulses of Cameron. I also enjoyed the humour that Cameron brought to the story, adding a extra dimension to this book.

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There is No Cloud
(Book 1)

Kat has worked for eighteen years in sales in the AV industry, her love for technology starting early with her first computer, a Commodore64 at age six.  She loved it until she realized you could put a magnet to the screen and it made pretty colors.

Kat spends a lot of her time traveling. She’s been to forty-six states and lived in six.  She loves yoga, poker, sports, and all things technology.  Her dreams are to one day stop travelling so much and be able to own a dog and to be the first woman to win the World Series of Poker Main Event.

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