Net Switch

This novel contains strong language, violence and sexual content.

She is trying to get out of the mental institution. He wants to keep her in. The only possibility for her release is to hand over her prize possession-her journal, but can she trust him with her secrets?

In the dead of winter, Sydney Hayes finds herself in an internet chat room in hopes of expelling her loneliness. Enchanted by a stranger, she soon finds herself caught up in an affair that spills over into her everyday life. Within a short period of time, the stranger captures her mind, her body and eventually her heart, but excitement turns to terror and Sydney must abandon the life she built in Chicago and assume a new identity.

A fragile woman in a new city, Sydney tries to put it all behind her as she makes a fresh start in Seattle, but her troubles follow her and she is running out of time. Feeling as though she has no other choice, Sydney is determined to destroy him before he destroys her-unaware that her journal holds the key.

Will she discover the secret before it's too late?

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"By far, Denise Baer’s Net Switch is the best self-published book I have read. I stayed up late and got up early to finish. Loss of sleep is one of the best compliments for readability that a book can ever receive." Jeri Walker

"Denise Baer employs deceptively simple language to spin a complex dream catcher of a nightmare tale, told almost entirely in streaming journal entries." John Brooke

"Net Switch is a fast paced psychological thriller. It quickly catches the reader's attention and holds it throughout...As far comparisons I would put it in the same vein as a Chuck Palahanuik novel like Fight Club or Invisible Monsters." Rachel Eliason

"The unexpected twists in this story all made complete sense once explained, they were complex and well thought out and sometimes so completely gut-wrenching I was staring wide-eyed at my kindle. The deceptively simple ways Denise twisted things was truly brilliant...Denise Baer has unleashed a truly scary book here, yet you'll find no ghosts or goblins." Lynxie

"Net Switch IS worth your time, especially if you like mysteries and playing amateur detective. It's dark, it's sexual, it's violent, and it's not afraid to touch you in the bad places." Michael

"Suspense is a word that comes to mind to describe this read, it keep me on my toes and forehead wrinkled in trying to fit the pieces of the puzzle together, in a good way. I was definitely confused when reading the novel because of the time gaps between the journal entries of Caitlyn and Sydney, but everything tied together nicely as the novel went on...As a psychology student it was intriguing and exciting to read this book." Cassie

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About Denise Baer

Denise Baer is a native of the South Side of Chicago, Illinois. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from DePaul University. She is the author of a women’s fiction novel, Fogged Up Fairy Tale; a dark, psychological suspense novel, Net Switch; and a collection of poetry, Sipping a Mix of Verse comprised of traditional form and free verse. Her poems have appeared in Danse Macabre, and she ranked in the top 1/6 of the Summer Literary Seminar (SLS) with an offer to study writing and other cultures in Europe. Denise currently resides in Germany with her husband and four-legged baby, Shakespeare, learning German and working on her next adventure.

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