Reasons to Read “Game of Deceit” + A Giveaway

This book is a little different from the cozy mysteries I read so often and hold dear. But when I heard fellow mystery blogger, Kim Davis, of Cinnamon Sugar and a Little Bit of Murder, had written a book, I knew I had to give it a try. If the book was half as good as the baked goods that she posts to her website, I knew I was in for a treat.

Game of Deceit is a stand alone novel (even though if the author wanted, she could totally tell more of the story, I think we’d gladly take it!) that follows Kathryn Landry. Kathryn has a great life. An interior design business she loves, a husband, a devoted assistant, and financial stability. But pain and sorrow lurk beneath the surface of Kathryn and her life.

When her husband disappears, very similar to the way her father did many years ago, the pain and sorrow that Kathryn had been able to keep so hidden comes back. And she is determined to get to the bottom of, not only her husband’s disappearance, but what really happened with her parents as well.

The Suspense Was Fun!

As a person who traditionally reads cozy mysteries, it was fun to change things up a little bit. The author didn’t follow the traditional cozy roadmap, which made for an exciting read. You just didn’t know what would happen!

Twists and Turns That Keep You Guessing

This book kept me guessing. Just when I thought I knew where things were going, I’d be thrown for a loop. This was a book that I didn’t even try to guess as I read. I just sat back and let the author take me for the ride.

The Ending Leaves You Wondering

For a stand alone mystery, it left me with enough questions I’d love to see a sequel that follows up on a few things. If this is the only book, I also do enjoy doing my own speculating as to how things play out. I think it says a lot for a book and characters when you keep thinking about them and wondering what they are up to after you turn the final page.

Thrills, Suspense, and Mystery.

A Game of Deceit has it all. This would be a great one to read on a rainy weekend or on a chilly Saturday morning in front of the fireplace. Kim Davis has a hit on her hands and I can’t wait to see where her writing takes her from here.

I also have a great giveaway to offer you.

Kim is generously (in conjunction with Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours) giving away a copy of this book (winner’s choice print or ecopy) and a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Enter below. Good luck!

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I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. This website also contains affiliate links. A small portion of any purchases you make go back to support the website, for which we are very thankful.

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Kim Davis
Kim Davis
2 years ago

Thanks so much for hosting A GAME OF DECEIT on your blog, Marie! I loved your creative review along with your twisty road graphic and am so happy you were entertained by my book! Hmmm, you just never know when Kathryn is going to insist that I tell the rest of her story 🙂

Lil
Lil
2 years ago

I certainly find the book premise to be an interesting one, and love suspense!

Jana Leah
Jana Leah
2 years ago

I like a good mystery that keeps you guessing.

Sharon Forrest
Sharon Forrest
2 years ago

I love suspense that keeps me guessing.

Dianne Casey
Dianne Casey
2 years ago

This sounds like a real page turner. It will be interesting to see what secrets are discovered. Looking forward to reading.

Victoria
Victoria
2 years ago

Great post – I’m looking forward to reading this one myself 🙂

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[…] This book kept me guessing. Just when I thought I knew where things were going, I’d be thrown for a loop. This was a book that I didn’t even try to guess as I read. I just sat back and let the author take me for the ride. ~A Cozy Experience […]