Saturday, October 26, 2013

REVIEW: DEADLY GAME BY CARA LOCKWOOD

Overnight, Calypso "Cal" Morgan's sensual Greek summer abroad turns into a thrilling, high-stakes race to prove to the world (and herself) that her brand-new and very sexy boyfriend Daniel is not a murderer.  On the run together, Cal and Daniel must outwit handsome Greek detective Nico Theseus and face their attraction to each other - amid the stress and growing suspicions unearthed by the investigation.

Beautiful college student Calypso “Cal” Morgan’s semester abroad had quickly become a steamy summer romance on the gorgeous Greek Isle of Naxos until the morning she wakes, after a night of hard partying, to find her new boyfriend, Daniel, in bed with her wild roommate Gia. But far worse than that, he’s completely covered in her blood. Unable to remember what happened and unwilling to leave each other, Cal and Daniel flee with the handsome police detective Nico Theseus close on their heels. Doomed as they seem to be, it seems that Daniel isn’t the only suspect worth hunting down in the first episode in Cara Lockwood’s sexy, suspenseful, and fast-paced e-serial Follow Me.

Don't miss ON THE RUN, the second sexy and heart-pounding story in FOLLOW ME.

ebook66 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by St. Martin's Griffin
*Received from publisher for review via NetGalley*


Purchase Deadly Game:

This is book 1 in a novella series so you can easily read it in a very brief time span...but you may find yourself downloading the next one just to see what happens next (don't say I didn't warn you!). Agreed! I was done before I even knew what hit me, but I am glad that you reminded me before I started that it is a novella series...that will eventually have FIVE parts! 

If you know anything about the Amanda Knox story, this one will seem very similar. The first page finds two of our characters (Daniel and Cal) waking up to a bloody mess with no clue how the heck they got there. They make a panicked decision and BOOM! we have ourselves a story. We get little bits and pieces of what their plan of action is and where their heads are, but mainly this story focuses on the story of the two police officers who begin the initial investigation.


Yeah. Dang, do they make some horribly bad decisions. Basing off of "those people who got stuck in Italy." Amanda Knox 2.0! Whoa! It would be the most awful thing ever to get arrested in a foreign country, because that whole "innocent until proven guilty" is a USA thing, in case you didn't know! EEEK! So I was definitely intrigued by all the little details that were discovered as the story got going! 

Nico and Thena, our two police officers, begin trying to piece together how Gia ends up murdered and who the possible suspects are...and honestly, no one knows (not even us!). As they compile different clues and ask the questions we get more and more muddled. After they botch a few tasks, they are dismissed for the evening and that's where the story gets very interesting and then... ENDS!!!!  If you are looking for any sort of resolution you can absolutely forget it until you read further.


I was kind of glad that the story was more or less focused on Thena and Nico. They are very interesting, and a bit more relatable than Cal and David started out the story being. Those two are young and vulnerable in a foreign country, and are making some incredibly BAD decisions! Yikes! Things are not going to be looking good for them I am afraid........but as I figured out by the end...there are even more suspects than we realize, I think! 

A fun series with parallels to the real world. Check it out. Yep. It is a great start to a mini-series, and the second & third one has already been released! (P.S. While I might not be 100% on board with how this series is being released, the writing is really, really, really good in my opinion!)


Shelley: 3 1/2 Stars

Courtney: 4 Stars


About the Author
Cara Lockwood is the USA Today bestselling author of ten novels, including I Do (But I Don’t), which  was made into a Lifetime Original Movie, starring Denise Richards and Dean Cain. She’s written  the Bard Academy series for young adults, about a haunted boarding school where literary characters come to life. Her new  project, a suspenseful mystery called Follow Me, will be released by St. Martin’s  Press in fall 2013.
Cara was born in Dallas and grew up in Mesquite, Texas. She  graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and worked for several years as a  newspaper journalist for the Austin American-Statesman. 
She is divorced and lives near Chicago with her two  daughters. 

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