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Publisher's Summary

Participation is not an option....
The Lambert Family is heading to Crescent Lake, a rural cabin community in western Pennsylvania, for an idyllic weekend getaway. Some fishing, some barbecue, some games...
The Fannelli brothers are heading to Crescent Lake too. Some stalking, some kidnapping, some murder, definitely some games - though not necessarily the type of games the Lamberts had in mind.
But it doesn't matter. The Lamberts are going to play whether they like it or not.
An intense psychological thriller, Bad Games has the dark, mind-bending terror of Cape Fear combined with the fish-out-of-water dread and suspense of Deliverance.
So let Jeff Menapace's best-selling thriller keep you up all night as it delves into the mystery of nature versus nurture when comprehending the evil in man, along with the will and determination an innocent family must summon to fight back against horrific odds.
Bonus! Includes the first chapter of the pulse-pounding sequel, Vengeful Games.
©2013 Jeff Menapace (P)2015 Jeff Menapace
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Critic Reviews

"If you liked Jonathan Kellerman's Guilt, you'll love Bad Games. Read on if you dare!" (
"This psychological thriller will keep you totally captivated and enthralled." (Top Ten Psychological Thrillers)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Sheryl Hughes on 06-04-17

An addicting novel and narration!

I highly recommend Bad Games...chilling, disturbing yet unable to stop listening! The narration by Mr. Tiedemann is outstanding! His performance enables the listener to visualize every character, feel every emotion and jump at every unsettling act! Can't wait to start the sequel!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jim "The Impatient" on 06-03-17

A Top Horror, Hidden in the Suspense Section

Sometimes the decision of what section to put a book in, by audible, can help or hurt a book. Unless you are following someone who has read this book, you may not have heard of it. If you are a horror fan, than that is a tragedy. This is one of the more horrific books I have listened to. Mostly because of the realness of it. If my review seems to ramble to much, than read TAD B'S review, he nails it. This should be in the horror section as well as the suspense section. Book 3, is in the horror section. I was a little worried, as I have preached before, about books that are given away for free as usually being losers. I paid full price, but several reviewers got it for free. In this case, don't let that deter you, believe all the four to five star reviews.

The book is well written and extremely intense. If you have read THE GIRL NEXT DOOR , by Jack Ketchum, than I am talking almost that intense. Web Cam by Konrath would be another good example. This was entertaining all the way. Around the sixth hour, I almost got a little sick, as children were involved and due to the realness, I was not sure I could handle, what might happen to them. I don't want to give any spoilers, but don't let that bother you, they are not tortured, all though what they witness and it is not really that bad, could leave mental scars. As the man of the house, I am especially sensitive to being made helpless and watching my family suffer. The mental side of that would be worse on me, than anything that might be physically done to me.

As a man who has been happily married for almost 39 years and who is sill passionately in love and lust with my wife, it was so refreshing to listen to a book, in which the main couple are happily married and passionate about each other. Many of these type of books, love to show all the couples as being unhappy and having affairs. I will not get started on my speech about statistics, but the norm really is, that most couples are happy. It also made it easier for me to relate to the main characters of this book. This is a series, and I will buy the next in line.

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