Game of Fear
by Gledé Browne Kabongo
Genre: YA Thriller
Release Date: February 24th 2016
Summary from Goodreads:
A desperate act, an explosive secret, and a diabolical enemy—all part of a treacherous game, with no limits.
Overachieving good girl Abbie Cooper has her future all planned out. As senior year at her elite private school kicks off, she has one simple goal: get into the Ivy League. But at St. Matthews Academy, nothing is ever simple. The pressure is overwhelming, the secrets are dirty, and the games are wicked. Abbie has a dirty secret—one that could destroy her chances of getting admitted into Princeton, and the lives of those closest to her.
One morning, she discovers a note in her locker with the warning, “I know what you did”. Then a photo arrives in the mail. It captures her most shameful deed—the shocking blunder she can never erase, in glorious detail. Someone is out to ruin her, but who and why? The answer lies with the sender of the photo, a mysterious girl known only as The Avenger. For a price, she assures Abbie her secret will remain safe. There’s only one problem: The Avenger may not exist at all. If Abbie doesn’t uncover her true identity before acceptance decisions are made, it’s game over…
My review: This was one wild ride, it kinda reminded me of “I know what you did last summer” BUT at the same time very different. Overall the non-stop action made this a page-turner that kept me up into the wee hours of the morning. I have never read this author but after reading this book I can assure you every single book of hers will be placed on my to be read shelf.
I can even recall once scene where I was like OMG did that just happen. This book is nonstop action and I don’t think I can stress this enough, because if you start it late you will not, I repeat will not want to put this book down.
I tend to not be a fan of over achievers, but I will say I found myself pulling for Abbie as she uncovered the truth of what is happening, also she may not be that good of a girl after all.
Overall this book was a very good psychological thriller that will keep you up until the wee hours of the morning, you will find yourself thankful this is not you.
About the Author:
Gledé Browne Kabongo writes intense psychological thrillers—unflinching tales of deception, secrecy, danger and family. She is the Amazon Bestselling Author of Game of Fear, Mark of Deceit (Eye of Fear Anthology), Swan Deception, and Conspiracy of Silence. Her love affair with books began as a young girl growing up in the Caribbean, where her town library overlooked the Atlantic Ocean. She was trading books and discussing them with neighbors before Book Clubs became popular.
She holds both an M.S. and B.A. in communications, and worked as a freelance news reporter right out of college. After she abandoned the dream of winning the Pulitzer Prize as a reporter for the Boston Globe, she jumped into marketing management for over a decade. Gledé lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two sons.
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