Not just for Vampire Lovers – this book is for everyone
on April 2, 2015
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Susanne Leist has a masterpiece in her very first book. This book has everything – mystery, suspense, romance, thrills by the minute, an idyllic setting, a vast character set who are all under the reader’s suspicion. A deftly written story that catches you by the throat and keeps you glued till the very last word. I strongly recommend this book.
This is the only reviewer who mentioned the door in The Dead Game. The door plays an important role in the book. A role as important as End House. Thank you Deepak Menon for understanding my book and for understanding me.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Dead Game is not dead! 5 Stars for originality and excellent twining of threads of many kinds into a wondrous storyline, January 29, 2015
This review is from: The Dead Game (Kindle Edition)
The Dead Game by Susanne Leist is not dead! In fact the game is so alive as to cause the reader to really look at himself in the mirror and decide if he is alive. A compelling narrative about the town of Oasis, with multifarious intertwined threads of suspense, horrific events and breathtaking events of unimaginably strange going-ons make this book an adventure for the reader. The format is great, the cover is a closed door indicative of the need to discover what it behind it and the doors of the “End House” of the town of Oasis, once opened are the settings where the party begins for a group of invitees, who have no idea why they have been invited to that party starting 8 PM by the owners whom they have never seen. ! Interested? Well I recommend this book for every person who believes that “every thing is not always what it seems to be” through our lives, and can reflect upon the truth of the old adage “Curiosity killed the cat”. And this book is not about cats – it is about the life and two legged people called Humans and some …. er …. others. Get your copy now!
At closing time, Todd arrived to walk Linda home. He didn’t like the way she was sitting at the counter all alone, just staring into space. Sitting on the stool beside her, he placed his arm around her shoulder.
“I just spoke with Sam. Finally, we have some news!” he said, trying to cheer her up. “He’s uncovered new information about the dead woman on the beach. It turns out that she was a private investigator who was hired by the family of the girl who disappeared last year. Other girls have disappeared over the years. Unfortunately, people are going to want answers, and if we don’t find any soon, the whole town will be under investigation.” Well, that last bit of information took care of any cheering up. But he did want to keep her updated on the severity of their situation.
“What do you know about these disappearances?”asked Linda.
He was startled by her question. “Are you suspicious of me?” Was it possible that she was now thinking that he was the one responsible for all the disturbing events in town? Maybe he shouldn’t have mentioned the disappearances.
“No! Of course not! I just wanted to know what you thought about these….”
“I don’t know what’s going on, but I intend to find some answers at the party Diane is throwing Friday night.”
“Could you take me to the party?”
“I’m going with Sam…I don’t want to have to worry about you.”
“The sheriff could take Shana—it would be a great cover for the two of you.”
“We’ll see.” He didn’t want her anywhere near Diane’s meeting.
THE DEAD GAME—DAY 42
Huddled together as one, they entered the house and stood in the dark hall. The only light came from two lines of lit candles traveling up the ornate banisters of the marble staircase, and a third row of candles hanging from wall sconces in the right hallway. The sconces served to illuminate this hallway, while leaving the second hallway to the left of the staircase in complete darkness.
No one was there to greet them or to tell them where to go. The group stood still, in awe of the sweeping staircase with its majestic red carpeting. Todd returned from somewhere in the dark recesses of the house and suggested that they split up into two groups. He directed Linda, Shana, Gregg, Ryan, and Judy to proceed upstairs with him, while Mike, David, Edward, Tom, and Louise were told to follow the long line of candles along the right hallway.