The Givenchy Code

The Givenchy Code

Book - 2005
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A mind-bending code spawned from the mind of a madman...or maybe just a jealous ex.

A desperate race through the cathedrals and hotels of New York City...with a teeny bit of time for shopping, it's true.

An astonishing truth concealed for years, unveiled at last...with more than a little help from a supercute new guy.

As if a recent breakup, scrounging for rent money, and lusting after designer shoes weren't enough, Melanie Prescott starts receiving obscure codes and clues from a menacing stranger. She attempts to solve the mysteries -- enlisting the help of a tall, dark, and handsome new friend -- with high hopes for the multimillion-dollar reward guaranteed at the end (handbags, sunglasses, and shoes, oh my!). That is, if she can survive the deadly game.
Publisher: New York : Downtown Press, c2005
ISBN: 9781416543374
1416543376
9780743496131
0743496132
Branch Call Number: KEN
Characteristics: 351 p

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JenNorwood
Nov 23, 2015

This book was intriguing. I started reading it when I read that it was about a video game come to life. It's something that could possibly happen, though I hope it doesn't. To be pulled into a game that you don't know you are playing at the beginning and not being able to stop without actually solving the codes, all the while being hunted by the other side? That would be a pretty intense change to life. I really enjoyed following Melanie in her clue cracking adventure!

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Ubalstecha
Nov 18, 2010

Julie Kenner is one of my favourite authors. She of the "Good Ghouls Do" series and the "Demon Hunting Soccer Mom" series, her writing is usually full of humour and zany actions. The Givenchy Code follows in this tradition, except it is missing the supernatural elements.

This novel finds out heroine, Melanie Prescott, stuck in another series of dead-end jobs. She is studying math and history at university and is a wizard at codes. Suddenly she is sucked into a live-action version of a on-line video game she used to play.

Hunted through the streets of New York by a mad man, Melanie must trust, Matthew Stryker, a complete (and very handsome) stranger, to help her solve the puzzles and make it through the experience alive.

This book is a nice tour of New York and run through math puzlles and theories. It was a fun read. Not going to change your life, but like most of Kenner`s work, fun.

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SWRLibrarian
Aug 14, 2010

Humor, suspense and fashion!

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