PARTICIPATION IS NOT AN OPTION…
The Lambert Family is heading to Crescent Lake, a rural cabin community in western Pennsylvania, for an idyllic weekend getaway. Some fishing, some barbecue, some games…
The Fannelli brothers are heading to Crescent Lake too. Some stalking, some kidnapping, some murder, definitely some games…though not necessarily the type of games the Lamberts had in mind.
But it doesn’t matter. The Lamberts are going to play whether they like it or not.
An intense psychological thriller, Bad Games has the dark, mind-bending chills of The Bad Seed combined with the fish-out-of-water dread and suspense of Deliverance.
So let Jeff Menapace’s highly anticipated novel keep you up all night as it delves into the mystery of nature versus nurture when comprehending the evil in man, along with the will and determination an innocent family must summon to fight back against horrific odds.
BONUS! Includes the first chapter of the pulse-pounding sequel, Vengeful Games.
I enjoyed this 76 chapter book. I liked the pop culture references and I enjoyed the scenes when the bad boys, Arty and Jim, were together. They were crazy, and it was a page turner to see what they’d do next. They strived off of people’s fears. My favorite scenes were when they tormented Patrick and his wife, Amy, with mind games (on the trip there and in the grocery store).
However, the family scenes were boring to me. The dialogue was sort of corny. As a reader, I got that they loved each other and was always horny for each other. Good for them. Some events were unbelievable. I can’t imagine going on a vacation to relax, but refusing to leave when I think my life and my family’s life is in danger. I’m still trying to wrap my brain on the reason why they chose to stay.
The book started out slow. The action between the four main characters didn’t start until 41 % on my kindle. A showdown if you will. The last part of the book was suspenseful. And I loved the twist at the end, regarding their son.
I RECOMMEND this book to read.
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