Sunday, August 14, 2016

Review: The Gauguin Connection

The Gauguin Connection The Gauguin Connection by Estelle Ryan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Bookbub informed of the ebook being free back in 2015, so I did not pay for it.
Interesting start, though not much action, but being a former (Computer) Helpdesk Slave, I really enjoy the methods for investigation used. Cannot say for sure, how accurate the supposed autism of the MC Genevieve is. Everything is from her point of view.
Would have liked more details of the technology used, and I find it rather odd, that someone who uses computers for her work to create lists and presentation says of herself to know very little about computer - given the amount of time she spends with computers, she should know Excel, SQL and a few other things very well, or she is not able to do her work very well. There certainly is a difference between a proficient high-end user (I would consider the MC a high-end user), a programer and a hacker, and a professional should know her own limits and when to consult other experts (as she does when teaming up with a good female hacker), but in this book it does belittle herself, also it was late in the book, that just felt wrong for me.
Also this book is not very suspenseful and one of the bad guys is from a limited group of people, so no real surprise.
Recommended but fluffy read, even though there is romance only hinted at, no sex. Felt too long.
So solid 3stars. Will read the next book of the series, as that was free a few days ago (as an ebook).


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