One by one, they'll die....
Twenty years ago, wild child Jessie Brentwood vanished from St. Elizabeth's high school. Most in Jessie's tight circle of friends believed she simply ran away. Few suspected that Jessie was hiding a shocking secret - one that brought her into the crosshairs of a vicious killer.
Until there's no one left....
Two decades pass before a body is unearthed on school grounds and Jessie's old friends reunite to talk. Most are sure that the body is Jessie's, that the mystery of what happened to her has finally been solved. But soon, Jessie's friends each begin to die in horrible, freak accidents that defy explanation.
Becca Sutcliff has been haunted for years by unsettling visions of Jessie, certain her friend met with a grisly end. Now the latest deaths have her rattled. Becca can sense that an evil force is shadowing her too, waiting for just the right moment to strike. She feels like she's going crazy. Is it all a coincidence - or has Jessie's killer finally returned to finish what was started all those years ago?
©2009 Nancy Bush, Lisa Jackson (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
A past Lisa Jackson fan, I only finished listening to Wicked Game through sheer determination. Of the 16+ hours, maybe 4 actually advanced the storyline. The rest was teenage angst.
I love audio and ebooks but only give them a 5 if they hold my attention. An avereage story gets a 3 . Thrillers & Crime are my favorites.
The premise is good but the characters who are a group of high school "friends"who have been reunited 20 years later are behaving like they are still in high school. They get back together becasue the bones of someone they believe to belong to a missing girl form their class are found near their old school. The whole first half of the book is basically various members of the group meeting to discuss the missing girl. If I heard the line "do you really think she is dead" one more time, I think I was going to scream.
It takes way too long for anything meaningful to happen and the dialogue is very young. The commentary from the evil behind all the activity is just silly.
Spare yourself, and don't buy this one.
My taste in books vary depending on my mood. I usually read crime dramas (fiction & true crime), but have been on a UF or PNR kick lately.
I've seen many reviews complaining about this book having too many loose ends. That may be true, but it's a series. Not one where you can read each book separately, but a series that ties each book together (or so it seems from reading this book). Book 1 contains suspense, mystery, romantic aspect and the paranormal. If those things interest you then I would recommend this book. I hope the rest in the series are good too.
Fyi- I'm writing this review on a phone app, so sorry for any missed typos or auto corrections.
Having already listened to the Siren Song novels this made more sense to me than it would have if I hadn't known those books.
At times this book dragged and was overly repetitive but that's what the speed increase button is for!
Love Susan Ericksons narration, she gives books a life that not all narrators can give, her narration saved this book from being one I regretted using a credit on.
Listening to Wicked Game wasn't a waste; however, it wasn't as enjoyable as I expected it to be.
The plot did not keep me on the edge, but I was intrigued enough to keep listening.
Yes, I do think Wicked Game needs a sequel because at the end of the listen, they pretty much said it wasn't over in so many words. I won't be exact since I don't want to spoil the ending.
I am not a fan of the authors' style of writing. The entire story is told from an unknown third point of view. This form of writing doesn't allow the reader to be immersed in the book because the characters' can't really be felt. The mysterious third person constantly tells you what is said and done. Thus, the story would have been much better if the characters' told their own story.
Yes, I have no problem with the narration.
I like Lisa Jackson but listening to this book seemed to take an eternaty and I'm not even through it yet. I don't know if I can bring myself to finish it.
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