Zero Day by Jan Gangsei is a pulse pounding YA thriller that kept me guessing until the end. I quickly found myself unable to put this debut novel down. The plot of Zero Day was tension filled but that was just one of the things that made it a great book. Other things that I enjoyed about Zero Day were the characters, particularly Addie because figuring her out was not that easy. This is one book I am definitely buying.
Eight years ago, Addie Webster was the victim of the most notorious kidnapping of the decade. Addie vanished-and her high-profile parents were forced to move on.
Mark Webster is now president of the United States, fighting to keep the oval office after a tumultuous first term. Then the unthinkable happens: the president’s daughter resurfaces. Addie is brought back into her family’s fold, but who is this sixteen-year-old girl with a quiet, burning intelligence now living in the White House? There are those in the president’s political circle who find her timely return suspicious.
When a national security advisor approaches Darrow Fergusson, Addie’s childhood best friend and the son of the president’s chief of staff, he doesn’t know what to think. How could the girl he’s missed for all these years be a threat to national security? Still, at the risk of having his own secrets exposed, Darrow agrees to spy on Addie.
He soon realizes that his old friend is much more than the traumatized victim of a sick political fringe group. Addie has come home with a mission…but will she choose to complete it?