Today, I'm excited to get to talk about the cover and share an extended synopsis that differs from my last post.
But first let me tell you a little about the book and the author. C.R. Hiatt's novel Gone at Zero Hundred is a Young Adult Action-Thriller centered on two eighteen year old Private Investigators that came out on March 30, 2012. can be reached at her website, at her blog, through her author Facebook page, through her book facebook page, or through her twitter account.
Like I mentioned earlier, I've read this one and quite enjoyed it, but now for the good stuff. It's time to share the extended synopsis and the amazing cover for this book!
Here's the extended synopsis and the cover (which I'll talk about in a minute):
Sydney Marie McSwain – a tomboy who yearned for a father.Cody Beck – a wannabe filmmaker, wisenheimer and flirt.Jaden White – the star who led the high school hockey team to two championships, and was now on the A-list for NHL scouts.
Sydney Marie McSwain loves her mom, Anna – a private investigator in the coastal city where they live – but they had a major issue between them. Anna refused to give Sydney the identity of her father. On the day of her high school graduation, they were battling it out, once again. An hour later, Sydney, Cody and Jaden were at the local café, and watched as Anna was gunned down, and it was broadcasted on live TV.
Faced with immediate responsibility, Sydney and Cody agreed to take over the agency, only they changed the name to McSwain & Beck. At the same time, Sydney convinced Sutter Beach Detective, Ace Carter, to help her track down her father.
Out of the blue, a model walked in and hired them to follow her step-brother. While Cody was busy editing a trailer to solicit new clients, Sydney settled into her lemon-yelow pickup to do surveillance, and wound up staking out a secret club called The Devil’s Door whose suspicious members wore the tattoo of a devil.
That same night, Sydney received a call from one of her mom’s former clients, only the client was gunned down at the location where they agreed to meet. The mysterious discovery of a DVD revealed the possibility that teenagers were being abducted, only nobody reported them missing.On the hunt for the victims, McSwain & Beck were chased by men in ski masks, nearly gunned down by members of a cartel called the outlaws, Sydney’s precious pickup was broken into; then the step-brother they were hired to follow, was found dead and Sydney was the number one suspect.If things weren’t bad enough already, they had to figure out how to crash a red-carpet Mardi Gras bash being held on a private cruise ship, before it sailed off into the sunset, where they just might meet the devil, himself.
Now, the clock was ticking…
And time was running out…
That synopsis left me so intrigued when I first read it. The idea of Privileged Ones and eighteen years olds as the heroes drew me in when I first read this blurb and I knew I needed to read this one. Eighteen year old detectives? I've had a thing for detectives/spies/Private Investigators/etc. ever since I was little and watched Harriet the Spy. And so naturally, this one instantly was on my radar.How was she ever going to find her father, now?“Their lives were in the hands of two 18 year-olds…"
And now for the cover, I for one think that this cover is very well done. I mean check out the zipline on the top with the lady in the shadows. Doesn't that draw you in? I know when I first saw this cover that caught my attention. Then I noticed how bright and vibrant the cover was and yeah that was when I decided I had to read this one. The cover is amazing. CR Hiatt did a great job at using a cover that was sure to draw readers in.
The cover didn't lie this book is really good and the characters are fantastic. Check out this book on Goodreads for more information. Right now it's average rating is 4.37 also on CR's blog she is currently writing about dynamic sleuth pairs in tv which is actually really interesting. Be sure to check it out on her blog.
Well I hope you've enjoyed reading my thoughts on the cover, the book, and the synopsis. Be sure to check this one out. Most people I've talked to have loved this one and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Have a great day! And since I'm writing this at five thirty in the morning I really hope this makes sense.