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The Death Wish Game: A Supernatural Horror Kindle Edition
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The Hunger Games meets Poltergeist in this page-turning thriller about a group of passengers on a doomed bus ride to Miami, who awaken duct-taped to their seats and forced into a deadly game of survival. Perfect for fans of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Grady Hendrix.
A one-way bus ticket to Florida offers Rodney the chance at a fresh start from his dead-end life in South Carolina. Unfortunately, somewhere along the ten-hour trek to Miami, the passengers are drugged, awakening to find themselves duct-taped to their seats and stranded in the middle of nowhere.
Their captor reveals himself, informing them they’re participants in a game of survival. “The rules are simple,” he tells them. “Follow the flares to reach the safe zone. Make it there, and you live. Stay, and they will come tear you apart.”
Chaos ensues, and one-by-one the passengers are picked off in their seats. Dying within their restraints. It’s a race against time, and those lucky enough to escape are forced to play the game, uncovering an impossible secret that has brought them together to face an ancient evil unlike anything they have ever known.
What book reviewers & readers are saying about The Death Wish Game:
“Enjoyable from start to finish with a cast of interesting and well-developed characters. His gripping writing style is a wonderful blend of Palahniuk’s grit, King’s flair for tension and drama, and a dash of Patterson that keeps the pace moving at a clip.” - ★★★★★
“Amazing thriller book that gives me a Dean Koontz type of vibe.” - ★★★★★, Booksmacked Book Reviews
“This is not my normal mystery book but it was so captivating. I just couldn’t put it down.” - ★★★★★, Booksmacked Book Reviews
“A gripping, glorious read that is a triumphant piece of fiction. This book was an all-consuming assault of excellence and because of this I struggled to put it down; I was compelled to read the intriguing story, the authors writing was so terrifying and thrilling at the same time that I could not resist!” - ★★★★★, The Red-Headed Book Lover
“The Death Wish Game was a total blast. Part horror, part fast action adventure. The story is a cross between Hard Target (that Van Damme movie from the early 90s) and a supernatural thriller.” - ★★★★★
“I could not stop reading it to figure out what the hell was going on!” - ★★★★★
“Expect plenty of blood and violence (sort of Richard Laymon-esque - high praise) and pure entertainment through and through.” - ★★★★
“I could not put it down. I found myself going back to it wanting to know what would happen next. It is truly a ‘be careful what you wish for...’” - ★★★★★
“The story is creepy fun, loaded with nonstop action. I could totally imagine this as a movie” - ★★★★★
“Get your shoes on for this book because it hits the ground running and doesn’t stop until the end.” - ★★★★★
“Packed with non-stop action that keeps you on your toes.” - ★★★★★
“So much suspense and action that pulls you in right from the beginning. It grabs you by the pants and throws you on a roller coaster you can’t get off.” - ★★★★★
About the Author
He has completed five novels, Nightmares in Analog, The Death Wish Game, Faith Against the Wolves, Faith Against the Angels, and The Sprawling.
When Jonathan's not writing, he's working out, restoring old bourbon barrels, hiking, painting table-top miniatures like those from Warhammer or the Walking Dead, playing video games, eating spicy food, jamming out to Emo & EDM, or spending time with his family, friends and his spoiled cat, Boo.
He resides in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.
- ASIN : B073SGQG1N
- Publisher : Half Wing Press (October 3, 2017)
- Publication date : October 3, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 12174 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 220 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,254,589 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #771 in Occult Suspense
- #1,013 in Psychic Thrillers
- #2,140 in Ghost Thrillers
- Customer Reviews:
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You've got a couple of main characters you really love, some villains to abhor, and an actual reason behind everything. (Not one of those books where the author had a good idea but clearly hasn't thought out the mechanics of the story.)
I especially liked the reason that all these particular people ended up part of the game. It was an interesting concept.
Expect plenty of blood and violence (sort of Richard Laymon-esque - high praise) and pure entertainment through and through.
A one sitting read for me and I'm looking forward to reading more from the author.
You stick with this group from the beginning to the bloody end with surprises and twists coming at you all the way through. I definitely recommend.
The storyline is one I had never come across before and had a very surprising end. Don't worry, no spoilers here. I would not dream of it. Not how I roll when it comes to my reviews.
I am not sure how I could explain if the characters where developed but as I think of them many felt very real to me and I guess that is what we ask for. How real are they? It does not matter what genre they appear in. The story arc also must have some depth to it. Like a heavy stew compared to just a broth. I would definitely say this is a stew. This is not just a horror story for there are some surprising twists in the end. Ones that I know you will certainly enjoy as much as I did.
However, I was hooked from the first chapter.
The idea is great. Waking up on a bus, all passengers strapped down, then being hunted.
There's more depth to this story than I expected. It touched me in more ways than one.
I don't want to say too much because I don't want to give any spoilers.... Let's just say that the ending took multiple twists and turns that I loved. Also, it's not really as bloody as most of my reading, but there was enough gore to satiate my devious appetite.
Top reviews from other countries
There are, rather unfortunately, a few spelling mistakes littered throughout the text, but if you enjoy slasher flicks or zombie horror, then The Death Wish Game would be a recommended read.
Keep moving, or die panicking.
The Death Wish Game is a sci-fi supernatural horror novel by Jonathan Chateau.
I do like the concept of the book and if you've read the blurb, it's something that catches your eye. However, the overall plot did not work out as well as I was expecting it too. I did enjoy it at the beginning, however as we reached the 'climax' it didn't have the same impact on me. By the time I reached the end it was like a started reading another book altogether. The story does have a lot of twists taking place, but I wasn't a fan of all of them because it didn't sit well with me.
The main character, Rodney is a bit bland when it comes to his personality and those that are considered 'evil' had a lot more to show (even if they got on my nerves most of the times). There is one more character involved (who will not be named because of spoilers) and this character could have had a better perspective on the story because they're unique. (Spin off?)
The romantic angle that was pursued in this story was a definite no for me because that's not a trope I personally enjoy, especially when the characters are thrown into situations like these.
I think the author does have talent when it comes to conceptualising a story because it's mostly well written and the plot moves at a rapid pace without skipping a beat, however it missed the target when it comes to final execution. Overall, if you're someone who does like a different kind of horror/thriller story this will be a great match for you.