The Dead Game – Susanne Leist

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Review by Kim –

Blurb: Book 1 in SeriesCan you feel your heart beating? Is it beating too fast? Do you feel trapped? This is because you are. You’re standing in a pool of water, in the basement of End House, wearing your party clothes. But there is no party, no host and no guests. The door behind you locks shut. The only way is forward, through the falling cages with their sharp edges, ready to ensnare their next victim.
Circular saws begin to descend, looking for heads to slice off.

Meanwhile, Linda is upstairs with the rest of her friends being pursued by creatures through revolving rooms. Or are they illusions? What should she do?

Run! The owner of End House takes no prisoners. The Dead Game has begun.

Review: I was drawn to this book by the cover illustration and the blurb. I rubbed my hands together greedily because I couldn’t wait to devour the words on the pages. The book starts out with a bang and you’re plunged mind first into a horrific scene that pulls you into the story.

But then the unthinkable happens. The plot begins to unravel and you’re left with characters that don’t  make the best decisions (how many times do you have to be told NOT to go into a haunted house). Too many scenes in the book reminded me of a bad horror movie and I have to admit it was a struggle to complete it. Overall it wasn’t the best or the worse book i read this week.