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Crucible of Fear: A Thriller by [D.W. Whitlock]

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Crucible of Fear: A Thriller Kindle Edition

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"This razor-sharp, tech-laden tale proves both convincing and exhilarating." -Kirkus Reviews

Finalist, The Best Thriller Book Awards on

"CRUCIBLE OF FEAR stuck with me long after I finished reading, and I highly recommend picking it up and reading it for yourself. You will not be disappointed!"
-Gabby D' Aloia, Goodreads ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 

"This deliciously suspenseful novel heralds a major new talent from a masterful storyteller. With its jam-packed plot and dramatic action, this techno-thriller debut novel is sure to appear on bestseller lists. Pure, reading pleasure at its finest!"
-Sharon Umbaugh, The Writer's Reader, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  

"This is a fabulous thriller, full of suspense and mystery. It's fast-paced and every chapter leaves you wanting more. The characters are fantastically 3-dimensional; I especially enjoyed some of the sharp wit. If you enjoy high-stakes and shocking action, you'll love this."
-Nastasia Bishop, Stardust Editing ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
"Whitlock makes his foray in fiction with this impressive, nail-biting entry, a chilling tale of deadly secrets, revenge, and computer hacking. He skillfully captures the devastating damage the misuse of digital technology can cause along with the lure of social media, influencer culture, and privacy issues in the online world. With its uncomfortably realistic view of technology misuse, authentic technical background, deeply realized characters, and crisp writing that energizes a familiar plot, this unputdownable thriller is not the one to miss. Fans of Michael Connelly will want to have a look."
-The Prairies Book Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 
"Following Dante through his conflict with the faceless entity, Dark Messiah, was absolutely thrilling! A fast-paced, engaging story that will leave you staying up late to finish, side-eyeing your phone on your nightstand beside you."
-Christy H, Goodreads ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"I quite enjoyed Crucible of Fear by D.W. Whitlock...but this novel is far darker and the methods Dark Messiah use are far more insidious, especially the dragonflies...I found myself flying through the last few chapters."
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"...If you love reading stories based on cybercrime, then this is a great pick."
-Kia, Goodreads ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"Characters are well-developed, and the language is plain and straightforward...strongly recommend this to all of you."
-Mohit, Goodreads ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"I binged read this thriller on long weekend and it is worth reading. If you love reading thriller stories then this book you can't miss at all."
-Ankita, Goodreads ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"This is an incredible thriller, full of suspense and mystery which makes the story more interesting till last."
-Rohit, Goodreads ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"You just need to read this fantastic book to find out what happens in the end...It was my first time reading the author's work, and I thoroughly enjoyed it."
-Mohit Sharma, Goodreads ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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"The more a thing is perfect, the more it feels pleasure and pain."

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08SWNCPX9
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ March 22, 2021
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2430 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 423 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.1 out of 5 stars 83 ratings

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D.W. Whitlock has been a storyteller for most of his life, starting with short stories scribbled in crayon, animation flip-books, stop-motion and later CG animation for television and video games. While pursuing a career in animation, writing has always been the first step, from short descriptions to detailed backstories. As a life-long reader and book lover, crafting thriller novels felt like the natural evolution of those first forays into writing. When not writing, D.W. enjoys gaming, spending time with his family, Triumph Motorcycles and is a member of the International Thriller Writers.

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