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review 2017-09-05 12:11
Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
Battle Royale - Koushun Takami,Yuji Oniki

I never wrote a proper review for this book, but I loved it. Does that make me a twisted person? I don't normally read books like this, but I loved the manga and movie and when I found out the novel came first, I just had to read it! I am so glad I did. I was intimidated by the size, but flew through the novel in a couple days.

 

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review 2016-11-15 23:30
The Killing Game, Part One, the Blood Negotiators by The Black Rose
The Killing Game: The Blood Negotiators (The Killing Game Series Book 1) - The Black Rose

The Series opens as Ives Andrich, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Division of the FBI, is confronted with investigating the woman he has waited a lifetime to find. Because of her more than accurate novel about an Italian crime lord, the Bureau, against Ives' wishes, asks for her help in infiltrating the internal organization of the nation's most nefarious Mafia don.

When the Bureau’s plan fails, and she becomes dangerously entangled in the private life of the United States' most wanted criminal, Ives’ tolerance for Bureau mishaps vanishes. No holds barred, he puts everything on the line to save the woman he loves in the first book in The Killing Game Series, a suspense thriller series by The Black Rose.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The beginning of the killing game series impressed me. I'm not sure what I was expecting but the world and the cast the author has created are brilliant, full of life, and filled with adventure.

I loved the whole dual who is keeping secrets and who is behind whats happening. At the same time there's a decent amount of character building one of which I appreciated the most was Allina because of the kind of person that she was and the way she was.

I respected her and I liked her. Ives was a bit more complicated and a bit more conflicted but was just as good a character that seemed to balance out Allina's strength, her intelligence and independence.

Although I wanted more from it mostly because I want to know what happens next I'm intrigued by what will take place in the next installment. I liked that this book was mostly character driven, I love a cast that I can really get into.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Krissy's Bookshelf Reviews received a digital copy in exchange for an honest review.

All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Krissy's Bookshelf Reviews received a digital copy in exchange for an honest review from: the author

 

 

 

 

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review 2016-06-20 18:11
The Killing Game by Iris Johansen
The Killing Game - Iris Johansen

A merciless killer on the hunt...an innocent child in his sights...a woman driven to the edge to stop him...

 

The killer knows Eve Duncan all too well. He knows the pain she feels for her murdered daughter, Bonnie, whose body has never been found. He knows that as one of the nation's top forensic sculptors she'll insist on identifying the nine skeletons unearthed on a bluff near Georgia's Talladega Falls. He knows she won't be able to resist the temptation of believing that one of those skeletons might be her daughter's. But that is only the beginning of the killer's sadistic game. He wants Eve one on one, and he'll use his ace in the hole to make sure she complies. And he won't stop playing until he claims the prize he wants most: Eve's life.

 

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This review is for Troy who thought my idea of doing a review by only using gifs interesting. I may do a proper one later on, but right now, this is how I felt about this book. I will add some text just to make the review a bit more understanding. But, I will try to use text as little as possible. Let's start! 

 

 

 This book was just as the first one good with a compelling story and a really crazy killer. 

 

 

We also had a bit of a triangle drama between Logan, Eve and Joe. It's actually nice that Iris Johansen didn't drag out it through 20 books. Instead, did she make Eve and the guy in question a couple in this book. And, I could have lived with either choice, to be honest...

 

 

 

 

 

How about the story with the killer? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(I thought I had the ending figured out but, the last twist I never suspected)

 

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review 2016-06-08 20:38
The Killing Game (Rafferty Family) - Nancy Bush

#THEKILLINGGAME  AVAILABLE 6/28/16  AMAZING HOW THE AUTHOR MAKES IT ALL COME TOGETHER!  4 STARS  @NancyBushAuthor @KensingtonBooks  What an ending! I kept wondering how all of these plots were going to tie into each other. At the beginning, one of them sounded so far fetched and way out of the realm of where the main story I had been reading was going. It was amazing how the author brought all the pieces together to single out the one suspect.

This was a great read, great characters, a few pages of sex (for those who wonder, I was able to just skip over), with great plot development. That's my honest review.

Thanks Kensington Books and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley.

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review 2015-06-16 19:30
The Killing Game
The Killing Game - Iris Johansen
Author: Iris Johansen
Series: Eve Duncan #2
Rating: 3.5 stars
 
Book Blurb:
 

The killer knows Eve Duncan all too well. He knows the pain she feels for her murdered daughter, Bonnie, whose body has never been found. He knows that as one of the nation's top forensic sculptors she'll insist on identifying the nine skeletons unearthed on a bluff near Georgia's Talladega Falls. He knows she won't be able to resist the temptation of believing that one of those skeletons might be her daughter's. But that is only the beginning of the killer's sadistic game. He wants Eve one on one, and he'll use his ace in the hole to make sure she complies. And he won't stop playing until he claims the prize he wants most: Eve's life.

 

This book had been sitting on my shelf at home for who knows how long. I'm trying to commit myself to reading down my TBR. I was also in the mood for a quick mystery/thriller and I must say, this fit the bill.

 

I read and liked the first book in the series centering around a woman who does forensic facial reconstruction. She chose the field after the death of her young daughter at the hands of a serial killer. Her daughter's body was never found and this is her way of bringing closure to other families that she herself did not receive.
 
Like in the last book, the mystery was twisty. I had guessed who it was but then was thrown off track. The thriller had enough suspense to keep me turning the pages.
 
Eve is a likable character. I did not care for the romance in the story. Joe, her potential love interest, seemed way too possessive for me to be comfortable. Usually that's a red flag and not attractive. The introduction of a wayward smart mouthed teen with a heart of gold was a nice touch.
 

I haven't made up my mind if I will continue with the series. I might. I like these books because they are quick, satisfying thriller reads and not terribly gory and explicit like some other series.

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