Friday, 5 September 2014
Review: Defector by Susanne Winnacker
From the moment I finished reading Imposter, I have been eager to find out what trouble Tessa gets herself into next. Upon beginning Defector, we see that Tessa once again finds herself thrown into and investigation with Holly and Alec as company, however things quickly start to fall apart, and Holly is taken by Abel's Army. Determined to find Holly, Tessa questions other members of FEA, and hearing some answers she didn't expected decides to investigate further, and uncovers some secrets and lies about the FEA, Alec, Kate, and her family.
I did feel sorry for Tessa, more so than I usually would. Everything that she thought was her life now, is a lie. Things that she thought were true for the past few years were just a cover up, to keep the truth hidden from her, even the relationships she thought she had with others weren't real, just another facade that was put into place. Yes she made some rash decisions about what she wanted to do next, but I genuinely do believe that they were for the best, even though they do lead to a whole lot of trouble along the way.
Defector is just as gripping as Imposter was, and although there isn't much investigation work going on as part of the FEA, Tessa does have her own motives for the work she does. Devon is her partner of choice, and it took me a while to remember who he actually was, but the more time they spent together the more the pieces fell into place and I had my answers. Defector takes this duo on a journey that isn't exactly easy or safe but definitely lets us see their abilities in action.
A lot of information was uncovered throughout Defector, and some of it I did not see coming, I was just as shocked as Tessa was, but like her, I also needed to find out the real details and not what was written on a piece of paper.
After finishing Defector I hope that what Tessa thinks is right for her, is the right answer, that she hasn't made her situation worse for herself. I hope that the answers she craved, and the truth she sought after, will all be revealed.....and I really hope we get another book to find out these answers ourselves.