I received a KINDLE Edition of this book from the author through a giveaway on FaceBook and the following is my honest opinion.
Being a child of the 1950’s as I read this book I heard the song “Behind the Green Door” playing in the back of my mind.
The specific lines from this song I heard I felt related to this stiry are:
Midnight one more night without sleepin’ –
Watchin’ till the morning comes creepin’.
Green door what’s that secret you’re keepin’?
Wish they’d let me in
So I could find out
What’s behind the green door.
Door slammed hospitality’s thin there.
Wonder just what’s goin’ on in there.
Saw an eyeball peepin’ through a smokey cloud
Behind the green door.
In “The Dead Game” Susanne Leist has crafted a wondrous conglomeration of genres to create a story which is sure to please the widest audience possible; with elements of mystery, vampires, murder, intrigue and romance how can you go wrong?
If you can remember all of the haunted houses you’ve gone through for Halloween with all the twists and turns you had to go before you reached the exit, then you’ll understand what Linda and her friends went through after they’d entered the old abandoned mansion known as “End House.” The only difference is the ones you went through had been in fun, but theirs had been real.
Just as the characters had to walk a twisting, turning path within the mansion; so does the storyline twist and turn unexpectedly; making for a page turning reading experience that you don’t want to put the book down.
The juxtaposition which exists between the outward appearance of the ocean-side town of Oasis, Florida and everything else there; especially the secrets everyone apparently has, makes for the perfect backdrop for the mansion itself.
It’s therefore not surprising I’m giving Ms. Leist 5 STARS for her endeavor here.