The Mansion by Ezekiel Boone
Shawn and Billy were college friends who worked together for years after college in a rustic cabin on Shawn’s family’s property on cutting edge technology. But then Emily happened. Billy got the girl but Shawn kept the code and created Eagle Technologies. Although Billy sued to get his due his settlement was pittance compared to the billions of dollars Shawn Eagle is now worth. The two haven’t spoken since.
It’s been over a decade since then and Billy is finally sober but is dead broke. He and Emily are minutes away from declaring bankruptcy. That’s when Shawn calls out of the blue. Shawn has a problem. He’s trying to implement the next phase in development but he needs Billy. He and Billy were so close to a breakthrough all those years before and Shawn and his team of developers can’t get the program to work. He needs Billy and his expertise. How can Billy say no?
So Billy and Emily head to where it all began but the cabin isn’t there. The old decrepit mansion on the property has been restored and brought into the modern age. Inside the new Eagle Mansion resides Nellie, the personal assistant of the future. But she seems to be having some difficulties. Is there a ghost in the machine? Or is something more sinister at Eagle Mansion?
If you currently have Alexa or some other electronic assistant helping you out you may want to think twice about reading this book. Personally I am not a fan of that type of technology; this book just reaffirmed my thinking. I loved how the author keeps you on edge, the story builds and you’re never quite sure what is going on. This is techno-horror done really well. You become invested in all the characters and a touch of the “other” creeps in setting things more on edge.
A truly addictive listen on audio. NOT a book to be read when snowed in with Alexa humming in the background…or laughing…