Imagine you are having lunch at an exclusive restaurant, filled with Hollywood’s hottest stars.
And a masked gunman walks in and takes everyone hostage.
You must bargain for your life against a twisted individual who knows everything about you.
He also has a bomb set to detonate if his heart rate changes.
If he dies. You die.
You have four hours to stay alive.
What would you do?
A heart-stopping thriller with plenty of twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat, for fans of Peter Swanson, Harlan Coben and Linwood Barclay.
Do you know that feeling of adrenaline that is mixed with fear and excitement that you get from those new rides at the themes parks? Well that is exactly how I felt the whole way through this novel. My heart is still pounding even now just thinking about it. Instead of it being over in seconds though like a ride would be, I felt it for the few hours that it took me to devour this book. I actually think it should come with those warning signs that you get at the theme parks as believe me, this is not one for the faint hearted what so ever!
It is actually quite hard to believe that the story is set over four hours. I honestly didn’t think it would be possible for someone to write a full length novel over such a short period of time. Not only has the author managed to do that, he has created one of the most adrenaline fuelled novels that I have ever read in my whole entire life! I don’t know whether it’s a good thing that the fear that the characters were feeling just ignited me to carry on reading and wanting more but I didn’t care as I had to keep going.
I actually felt like I had been in the boxing ring, the author constantly kept hitting me with shocks and surprises galore. No matter how many times he hit me with them I kept getting back up begging for more.
To start with, the whole life style of JJ (Jody Jordan) and the other diners made me envious. The power, money and lifestyles these people have is something most of us can only ever dream of. When an armed bomber takes over the restaurant though and what entails after, well all I can say is that, that envy did not last for long and I was counting my lucky stars that I was not caught up in the whole ordeal.
What happens in those four hours has to be some of the most intense reading I have ever experienced. I actually felt like I was with the other diners and in total fear of my life. It really grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let you go right up until the very last page. I actually had to take a few deep breathes as it felt like I had been holding it all the way through.
The Killing Game is a novel I could just go on and on and on and on about. It really is that good. In fact not just good, but absolutely with out a doubt just simply brilliant. Readers really need to read it for themselves to get the full impact of just how great a novel this is. To me it has HollyWood Block Buster written all over it.
My thanks to Bookouture for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.
The Killing Game is out now and available to purchase from Amazon.