by Michael McKain
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Pub Date 15 May 2023 | Archive Date 30 Nov 2023
What if the person you replaced at work had vanished without a trace?
Jake Serrano has just landed his dream job at Resolute, a Seattle tech giant known for its lucrative pay, limitless career opportunities, and a nasty habit of crushing anyone failing to meet its high standards. But the company's notorious work culture isn't the only thing Jake finds shocking; he soon discovers that his predecessor, Jessie, has vanished without a trace.
Navigating the intense pressure of his new job, Jake becomes consumed with unraveling the mystery of Jessie's disappearance. As her replacement, he has a unique opportunity to uncover the secrets she left behind. But the deeper he delves, the more convinced he becomes that the key to solving the case lies within Resolute itself; could groundbreaking technology - with the power to save millions of lives - have cost Jessie her own?
With everything on the line - including his career and personal safety - Jake must decide if he's willing to risk it all to uncover the truth. Packed with complex characters and a vivid setting, this gripping tale of ambition, deception, and betrayal will keep you captivated until the very last page.
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Jake Serrano’s dream job is anything but in this fast paced, gripping tale featuring awesome characters and an incredible setting.
Being an office drone myself, I was hooked from the start. I’ve gone through those company onboarding’s that try too hard and make you feel like you’re joining a cult, which this book runs with. I could imagine the author sitting through another boring onboarding at a big tech company and dreaming up what if’s that resulted in this book.
Really fun, scary and thrilling - what more could you ask for?
Prepare to be immersed in a world where nothing is as it seems.
"The Backfill" by Michael McKain is a thrilling and captivating novel that takes readers on a roller-coaster ride through the high-stakes world of a Seattle tech giant. From the very beginning, the story grips you with its intriguing premise and keeps you hooked until the very last page.
Jake Serrano, is a relatable and engaging character who finds himself caught in the jaws of Resolute, a company known for its cutthroat work culture. As he steps into his dream job, he is immediately confronted with the mysterious disappearance of his predecessor, Jessie.
The author skillfully navigates Jake's journey as he delves into the secrets and hidden truths behind Jessie's vanishing act.
One of the strengths of this book is the author's ability to create a vivid and realistic setting. The portrayal of Resolute and its intense work environment is incredibly well-crafted, making readers feel the pressure and tension that Jake experiences. The author captures the complexities of corporate culture and the lengths people will go to in order to protect their interests.
The plot is intricately woven, keeping readers guessing at every turn. As Jake uncovers clues and follows a trail of deception, the story becomes increasingly enthralling. The suspense builds steadily, and the author masterfully balances the pacing, providing just the right amount of twists and turns to keep readers engaged without overwhelming them.
Prepare to be immersed in a world where nothing is as it seems, and the pursuit of truth comes at a high cost.
I loved this intriguing mystery and am happy to recommend it to any mystery lover!