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Dead Game: An Emily Stone Novel Paperback – November 30, 2009
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Top Customer Reviews
I love the fact Chase has short chapters, but she also leaves you with a hunger to keep on reading. Before you know it you've read a lot.
Chase also has a way of taking you through the investigative process--you can tell she possesses the real life expertise--of the crime scene. There are some graphic scenes (as in all the Stone series novels) that immerse you all too well into what the characters are seeing, smelling, and feeling.
She has incorporated a dash of romance in the series, giving it a bit of a softer edge, but don't take this as meaning it's a mushy read. None of them are! Surprisingly for the number of high action, sequenced scenes at times, Chase still manages to let her readers "catch their breath" even though their fingers are reaching for the button on their Kindle to advance the page.
Highly recommend the Emily Stone series for lovers of police procedurals and a brilliant storyteller.
"Dead Game: An Emily Stone novel" was a fast read.
Immediately upon the first few pages, we are thrust into Emily's life as a secret detective. She is a "lost" prior detective who slipped through the system when she was marked as deceased, and she remained to be listed as so. Now, she is solving child predator and abduction cases on her own, with the help of her lover and also retired detective Rick. With the two of them together, they make for an unbeatable, and undefeated team. They solve the crimes and catch the child killers, most times before it's too late.
Then, we are switched to another angle in the book. We start to follow some serial killers as they are using an internet game to track and choose their next victims. The killers are dilusional and sick-minded and want nothing but to see ordinary and extraordinary people alike, with their lives drained from their bodies- their voices pleading for life.
The third angle is from the detectives' point of view. They are receiving these anonymous emails from the "secret detectives" where they are solving cases that were long since "closed". And the detectives are aware of the internet-based killings, but don't know where to start finding clues on how to solve the murders.
Until they have Emily and Rick on their sides.
This book takes place over the course of about two weeks. The story was so fast paced, so that means that the serial killers had time to profile their victims, stake them out, and kill them (when no one else was around to witness) all within a day or two each victim.
There are a few murders scored in this novel, but each only last one or two pages.Read more ›
Emily Stone developed a compulsion--she tracks child victims of pedophiles, kidnappers or others out to harm children. Her resources have been so well developed that she is always way ahead in any investigation and normally has determined the location of the child and submitted everything needed by the police so that they can quickly work to close the case and return the child home.
But this time, Emily's compulsion to help children is set aside as Rick needed her support when Milt, a long-time friend and mentor was killed, apparently as a result of some type of private investigation he was making concerning serial killers.
But this serial killer is like no other--he does not participate, he only watches the victims as they die...over and over and over...
Two young men, who had been like sons to Milt, both wanted to help find out what had happened. An amusing sidebar to the primary story is that one of them, Jordan, becomes interested in Emily while jealous Rick hovers. This reader hopes that Jordan comes back as a regular character, not only because of the personal relationships, but because of who and what he was at the beginning of the story!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Just happened to find this series and it is a good one! Emily Stone and Rick Lopez are on a mission to save abducted children but this time it is something a little different, this... Read morePublished 5 months ago by ggma
Five flat screen computers sat on a table in a semicircle configuration, each with a video playing. Upon closer inspection, all computers had the same video performing only at... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Martha A. Cheves
I have now read all three books in the Emily Stone Series. My most hopeful wish is that she continues Emily's story. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Marirose, Montello, WI
Two ex-cops hunt for child predators and find information cops cant (I don't know how they do that) and send all the evidence to the police for their apprehension! Read morePublished 24 months ago by Dr. Rash
I like the Emily Stone Series of books and plan on reading them all. Hold your interest to the last word.Published on April 23, 2014 by Joyce
VERY HARD TIME PUTTING THIS DOWN. ABSOLUTELY LOVE RICK AND EMILY. PERFECT FOR EACH OTHER..CANT WAIT TO READ THE NEXT BOOK. WILL RECOMMEND THIS SERIES. Read morePublished on January 3, 2014 by lulu
Emily Stone and Rick Lopez used to work for the police. Now, they work independently catching child killers. Read morePublished on July 30, 2013 by Wendy L. Hines
Love the Emily Stone series. Waiting for # 3 to come out. I love this character and I feel like I'm there and involved. On the good side of course. It's a great read.Published on July 12, 2013 by rachel p canan
This book was so poorly written I couldn't even finish it. The author either needs a decent editor, a basic freshman composition course or - and this would be my advice - to just... Read morePublished on May 13, 2013 by Karen Strickler