When Maddy McKay and Quinn Holcombe don’t show up for Quinn’s birthday party, his friends know that something is very wrong. Their search turns up little beyond the fact that Maddy and Quinn have vanished. And it soon becomes apparent that they did not leave of their own accord.
Maddy awakens in a cement room with absolutely no idea where she is. But it’s not long before she realizes she’s in the clutches of a madman who exacts revenge through games–hunting games. His prey of choice? Humans. Now Maddy and Quinn must run for their lives and outwit their killer when their game begins.
Because if they don’t win this game… well, they die.
I read the back cover and thought, Hunger Games or horror serial killer book. I was hoping it was more along the lines of Hunger Games than the horror creepy serial killer topic. I almost didn’t request it.
Boy, am I glad I didn’t make that mistake.
Lynette Eason wrote a thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat the whole read. The only touch of Hunger Games was the fact that it was a game. Yet it didn’t go creepy either.
Maddy and Quinn were both interesting to learn about, to dive into their pasts. They both had hurting pasts which drove them in their present. It made them interesting to learn about and exciting to watch as they interacted throughout the story.
Lynette did a splendid job with the romance. It was more of a behind the scenes thing. It didn’t take up the focus of the book, didn’t distract from the plot, and wasn’t injected in weird places. Overall, it was satisfying. And most of all, I loved the way that they took time away from each other to fix things with their families before they got serious with their relationship. I think that shows a matureness that you don’t see in a lot of stories nowadays. Kudos, Lynette. *tips hat*
I won’t give any spoilers… but… you will not guess who it is. It keeps you guessing until the very end, till… till… till one is trapped and it doesn’t look like they’ll survive… *grins* Believe me, peoples, you do not want to miss this book. If you see it anywhere, definitely pick it up! I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
However, all that being said… if you are the parent of sensitive kid or child under thirteen, you might want to preview the book as… well, there is death and suspense and a mass grave and all that jazz.
*I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. All views expressed here are my own.*