Don't Turn Around by Michelle GagnonDon't Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon

Don't Turn Around

byMichelle Gagnon

Paperback | July 9, 2013

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In Michelle Gagnon’s debut YA thriller, Don’t Turn Around, computer hacker Noa Torson is as smart, tough, and complex as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’s Lisbeth Salander.
The first in a trilogy, Don’t Turn Around’s intricate plot and heart-pounding action will leave readers desperate for book two.
Sixteen-year-old Noa has been a victim of the system ever since her parents died. Now living off the grid and trusting no one, she uses her hacking skills to stay anonymous and alone. But when she wakes up on a table in a warehouse with an IV in her arm and no memory of how she got there, Noa starts to wish she had someone on her side.

Enter Peter Gregory. A rich kid and the leader of a hacker alliance, Peter needs people with Noa’s talents on his team. Especially after a shady corporation threatens his life in no uncertain terms. But what Noa and Peter don’t realize is that Noa holds the key to a terrible secret, and there are those who’d stop at nothing to silence her for good.

Michelle Gagnon has been a modern dancer, a dog walker, a bartender, a freelance journalist, a personal trainer, and a model. Her bestselling thrillers for adults have been published in numerous countries and includeThe Tunnels,Boneyard,The Gatekeeper, andKidnap & Ransom.Don't Turn Around,Don't Look Now, andDon't Let Goare her first th...
Title:Don't Turn AroundFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:July 9, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062102915

ISBN - 13:9780062102911


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This was one of the first hacker novels I read. It was not disappointing at all. I loved this book and recommended it to everyone who asks.
Date published: 2018-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow Absolutely wonderful! Action packed thriller !
Date published: 2014-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wow This is a very good read. I am already into the secind book in the trilogy, and will be looking dowaed ro when thw third one comes out! I am not a teenager, so this story is foe anyone from 15 -80. Loved it.
Date published: 2013-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love love love! Noa wakes up in a facility with a big long scar on her chest and once she realizes she’s being held prisoner in the city of Boston she escapes her tormentors. Running into fellow teenager and hacker Peter, they uncover a conspiracy so great that even help from the FBI is useless. Noa’s character is fiercely sharp and intelligent, and I can honestly say I love her character. She’s a survivor who took matters in her own hands and started to teach herself how to hack into systems so she can survive on her own. Noa isn’t as hard and as cold as she seems, because you are privy to her vulnerable more sensitive side in bits and pieces. Then there’s Peter who grew up in an affluent neighbourhood and gas had every advantage yet he his parents ignore him and basically abandon him. I kinda hated his father a lot. The things he said just made me incredibly mad. It was a large contrast seeing these two young lives, both broken in their own way. Both trying to make sense of how wrong society has influenced them. Don’t Turn Around is written in dual perspectives and I’ve always loved different point of views because it adds so much more dimension to the storyline. So fast-paced, I couldn’t stop reading. And there were just so many questions I needed to answer that my mind itself was racing to figure it all out. This book is for any techy geek or anyone interested in a mystery or even conspiracy. There’s a little bit ofhacking terminology like bricking which was a very interesting theory and most likely a realistic one. I loved this one and almost gobbled it up. I thought this was a standalone but I was happy to find out there were going to be more books after I finished reading the last page. This one is going into my favourites pile and one I would read over again to find out if I missed any clues of foreshadowing. Characters Great strong characters. Pacing/Length So fast I was flipping through the pages. Cover/Design Pretty interesting, but it could do a makeover to patch the actual plot. Plot Love love love! Overall, one of my favourites of the year and can’t wait for the next one!
Date published: 2013-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book provided by author what can I say. I received it in the post today after winning it in a competition. I couldn't put it down. brilliant story. it was fast paced, action packed, full of suspense. I never knew what was going to happen next. I loved noa's character. that's one tough cookie lol I know I would have been hysterical if I woke up on a metal bed in a strange place. It was one of those books that keeps you guessing and turning the page. The story line was really interesting. I'm not sure if there's anything else like it out there. makes a nice change to read something new. It was brilliant....can't WAIT for book 2.......there is going to be a book 2.......isn't there........ loved it :D
Date published: 2013-02-20

Editorial Reviews

"An action packed, heart-thumping thriller. Clever, exciting and heart-wrenching. It's the kind of book that starts out with a bang and barely gives you time to breathe."