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A Geek Girl’s Guide to Justice

Monday, May 13, 2019

A Geek Girl’s Guide to Justice (2016) Julie Anne Lindsey

a-geek-girl-s-guide-to-justice-1The third book in the Geek Girl Mysteries finds Mia trying to handle being CIO for her grandmother’s company, co-owner of her favorite game, head of IT for Horseshoe Falls, and organizer of her sister’s baby shower.

Then two problems hit: a friend of her grandmother’s calls out of the blue, and is soon after found dead in the local pond and her grandmother wants to know what happened. Then the mesh Wi-Fi Mia is rolling out to the community has problems, and she’s expected to deal with it.

Along with everything else.

Plus trying to go on a date with Jake, the guy she’s been sort of dating for months.

I really liked this story, and I love Mia.

Why did I do bizarre things? It was as if my body and mouth were sometimes disconnected from my brain.

Even if I’m probably Fifi.

“Breathe, Mia.” Fifi pushed onto her feet and headed my way. “What are you most comfortable wearing?”

“Pajamas.”

She traded the pedal pushers in my left hand for a pair of white cuffed and pleated shorts. “Lies.”

One of the parts I particularly liked was the day-to-day sexism that Mia dealt with. It’s not that they make an issue of it, it’s just the way things are, like the low-grade background noise any woman in tech has to deal with.

It made it particularly real.

“Why didn’t you come with the right equipment? I told you what I thought had happened when I called.”

He smirked. “Most times we follow up on a call like this, the system’s unplugged or in need of a reboot.”

Of course he’d assumed I didn’t know what I was talking about. I was a woman. I couldn’t turn it off and back on again without his help.

Although to anyone female working in technology, that final paragraph was unnecessary. We know precisely what’s happening.

I also appreciated that although Nick was one of her best friends and listened to her, even he had the blind-spots guys have.

I scraped away the tiny decals on my pinky nails. “You have no idea how complicated it is to be a woman.”

His patronizing face proved my point. “It must be really hard to be so smart, rich and adorable. I’ll bet people mistreat you all the time.”

“I’m going to mistreat you in a minute.”

The man in front of us coughed to cover a laugh.

It doesn’t make him less kind of less lovable, it’s just the way things are.

I also was fascinated by Mia, and what did and did not pique her interest. For instance, Fifi ends up being one of her best friends, but she has little curiosity as to how she ended up temping and working for her, or about her pretty amazing educational history.

The mystery is fine. As expected, Mia sticks her nose into everything and ends up in danger, which is ridiculous, but I’m willing to let that slide, because it’s such a sweet story, I really adored it.

Publisher: Carina Press
Rating: 8.5/10

Written by Michelle     Categories: 8/10, Female, Mystery, Romance     Comments (0)    

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