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In Bad Games, book 1, the Lambert Family are heading for a nice, quiet, relaxing weekend in a cabin at Crescent Lake. Unbeknownst to them, along the way, they have attracted the attention of the Fannelli brothers. The brothers have included the family in one of their sick and twisted games. The family are being harassed and terrorized until the brothers decide the game has run it's course. The outcome of the games is usually death!
In Vengeful Games, book 2, the Lambert family barely survived, but they showed the brothers that they messed with the wrong family. But family sticks together, and when strange and deadly things start happening to the Lamberts again they ask their close friend Domino Taylor for help and they quickly realise that the Fannelli brothers had a family, and that family are bent on revenge.
In Bad Games: Hellbent, book 3, it's been a year and Domino is still protecting the Lamberts. Racked with guilt over a certain death, he is intent on keeping the family safe, but when someone from Dominos past asks for his help, he knows he has to say goodbye to the family. But someone else from his past is there to play one last game.
This series was amazing. This was pretty much a non stop psychological thrill the whole way through. What the family went through was horrible but I loved how the couple came together and did whatever they needed to do to help each other. Book 1 and 2 centers on the family and it was heartbreaking seeing what they went through, in both of the books. I was on the edge of my seat throughout!!
The brothers were absolute psychos! They think they are special because experts say that it's genetics that play a big role in how someone turns out, but the brothers were raised in a loving home. They think they are the exception to the rule and will be famous and studied when they are eventually caught. Not that they want to be caught, they enjoy the torture too much and love what they do! But from an early age, the brothers loved inflicting harm on others and notched their first kill at an early age. They were the worst of the worst. But in book 2 we are introduced to two more of the family and they were even worse!! It is definitely a family affair.
In all, a terrifying and thrilling read. Al three books kept me on the edge of my seat throughout. What both the family and Domino went through was terrifying and disturbing, but seeing their strength was amazing. The author has created some sick and twisted characters, but ones that will stay with me. I highly recommend this series!!
This isn't the first book narrated by Gary Tiedemann that I've listened to and it won't be my last. He really brought the story to life in this one!! His inflections and tones were perfect for the book and kept me on the edge of my seat throughout.
I was voluntarily provided this audiobook for free from the author, narrator, or publisher. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I usually stick to reading/listening to fantasy and science fiction books, but I decided to try out the horror genre as I'm big fan of horror movies. I had no idea what I've been missing!
What I enjoyed most with the story was the transitions between the family and killer story lines. It goes back and forth detailing the what the family is currently doing, then switches to what killers are planning during that same time period. It also gives you some crazy inner dialogue to what the killers are thinking. I found the killer inner dialogue parts twisted, but added a lot to the story and gave you a glimpse into their motives for their actions that I've not seen done as well as this before.
Gary did an excellent job at narrating both the killers and the different family members. I was able to easily understand which characters were talking and he provided different voices for each character making it easy to distinguish between them all. I'll be sure to check out other narrated books by Gary in the future!
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Go for it. Give it a try. This is a bargain anyway. Quite horrible at times, but in a good way. The sex scenes made me cringe hard! Plowed through book 1 and 2 but it's pretty depressing so I'm taking a break before 3. Looking forward to it though.