Chapter 4

The grey sky mirrored the uneasy feeling Linda woke with the next morning as conflicted thoughts raced through her mind. She wanted to know why only certain people were invited to the party and why the owner of the house chose to remain a mystery. Was there a sinister purpose to the gathering? Or was it just a way to welcome the newer residents to town? On the other hand, Gregg, Ryan, Judy, and Todd—who had lived in town all their lives and didn’t need to be welcomed—had also received invitations.
After finishing with the lunch crowd, she decided to visit the other store owners to see if they could provide her with any useful information about the party. She left Patty—the college student whom she’d recently hired—in charge of the store. She was nervous about leaving her alone, but she knew that she had to start trusting people at some point. She couldn’t spend every minute of every day watching over her store. And what harm could Patty do to her store, anyway?



I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
When Ms. Susanne Leist approached me about reading and reviewing her Supernatural mystery novel The Dead Game, I decided to check it out and received a free ebook copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review. I was not disappointed! For a debut novel, Ms. Leist did an incredible job telling the story of a small coastal town in Florida called Oasis and the dark secrets surrounding it.

Tourists go missing and dark shadows lurk the town of Oasis at night. When five friends get invited to a mysterious party at End house, a haunted house that lies deserted at the top of the mountain past town, they accept the invite not knowing the dangers that lurk within. Attending the party, they run for their lives to get out as deadly traps await them. Most of them make it out alive but two remain in the house or so they think. With bodies drained of blood lying on the beach near End house, can they find their friends and solve the mystery of who or what tried to kill them before they become the next victims and are silenced forever in the dead game? Read the book to find out.

This was a pretty good read. Be sure to check this book out. I recomend this book to anyone who enjoys mysteries and supernatural horror novels. It is available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. I give this book 5 stars for original storyline, a great variety of characters, and for holding me onto the edge of my seat until the very end.



Louise was terrified to leave the safety of her own apartment. She didn’t know if she was going crazy or if she was being pursued by dark figures. They appeared only at night, as soon as the sun set and darkness fell across the town.
Last evening the shadows had stalked her all through town right up to her front door. Once inside, she’d locked her door and all her windows. She was determined to keep out whatever or whoever was waiting for her outside.
She’d hidden in her apartment until the next morning. Only then did she dare to peek out from her windows to check out the deserted beach in front and the dark mountain in back. After making sure that the strange beings weren’t waiting for her on the deserted walkway, she’d quickly darted down the path to town without daring to glance behind her, even once.
The rest of the day she was busy working in her dress shop, refusing to venture outside where she might encounter her elusive stalkers. She had even closed her store early for the day so she wouldn’t have to walk home alone in the dark.
The identity of the menacing beings remained a mystery to her. She had no idea who or what they were: she couldn’t even tell if they were human. She just accepted the fact that she had to stay clear of them or else risk ending up as one of the names on the long list of unsolved murders and disappearances in Oasis.
At the beginning, Louise had tried very hard to make new friends in town, but it hadn’t worked out that way. Linda and Shana had never included her in their activities. Shirley and Minnie had never been too friendly to her beyond a quick hello or goodbye. She had the sinking feeling that no one in town liked her; even Todd acted evasive whenever she spoke to him.
She was curious if anyone else in town was being stalked; she couldn’t believe that she was the only one. Then she thought about all the young girls who’d gone missing from town over the years. Maybe they’d had similar stalking experiences before they’d vanished for good. These disappearances had never been discussed nor fully investigated. She had to be extra careful in the evenings, or else she could end up like these girls—who, she was certain, would never be found alive.