- File Size: 576 KB
- Print Length: 301 pages
- Publisher: Bloodhound Books (May 18, 2018)
- Publication Date: May 15, 2020
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B088ND3WQR
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #513,001 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Not knowing what to do with the package and fearing they’ll be in trouble with the law, the children hide it in a backyard playhouse, but soon find themselves hunted by those who want the contraband returned.
Waller is adept at describing the charades and deceit that occur among the adults who, in some cases, know far more about what’s going on than they care to reveal. The tension is ramped up when the drug kingpin makes it clear he intends to kidnap and torture each child until he learns where the drugs are hidden. It’s here that the unseen twists occur, leaving readers not knowing which character to trust, and that includes the children’s parents.
Like all of Waller’s novels, Game Players is well written and thought out. For fans of police procedurals, there’s plenty of action here that describes mistakes made by the felons and how the police take advantage of those errors. Game Players is another five-star effort by an author whose crime fiction continues to gather fans worldwide.
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But what happens when they hide the drugs and a body is discovered in the same spot? A chain reaction of events which brings terror to the neighbourhood, with larger than life baddies - and suddenly their cosy little childhood world is being torn apart.
I would have liked to give this 5 stars but the writing let it down. It plods along with a 'he did this, she said that' tone whereas I prefer descriptions that leap off the page and grab you by the throat, villains that make your heart pound and characters that are believable. I would expect better from a published novel, given today's standards. The story itself is very good and with a satisfying conclusion.
Maybe it’s the combination of her relaxed style of writing that sucks you into the tale, her ability to portray characters that by the end you feel you know, set scenes you can actually see in your mind before shocking you to the core, deftly eliminating someone you least expect, or the twist at the end - whatever it is, I loved every page.
I’m moving on to Captor now but the essence of this book, and those lovely kids who reminded me so much of my own youth, when we could play freely and have adventures, will stay with me for a while longer. Well done to the author.
This book had me once again gripped from start to finish. My emotions were frayed many times! Such an edge of your seat thrilling story.
If you’ve not read any of Anita Waller’s books, then why not? You are seriously missing out on so many brilliantly written books 😊