Imagine you are having lunch at an exclusive restaurant, filled with Hollywood’s hottest stars.
And a masked gunman walks in and takes everyone hostage.
You must bargain for your life against a twisted individual.
He also has a bomb set to detonate if his heart rate changes.
If he dies. You die.
You have four hours to stay alive.
What would you do?
Jody ‘JJ’Johnson is ballsy, stylish and very good at her job, and in Tony, owner of ‘Alfies’ her favourite and THE most exclusive restaurant in LA, she has a trusted friend.
It is in this restaurant where she is dining with film directors and actors that a bomber in a suicide vest and a serious gun walks in and promptly blows the head off an aging actress and threatens the same to everyone else.
Alex King, an actor is in the restroom, quite literally ‘shitting’ himself but knowing he is probably the only one who can actually do something to help.
For the first 8 chapters of James Carols highly tense and addictive tale I held my breath, and this continued to the very end. From the first few words The Killing Game has 5* written all over it and it comes with a ‘Buy it Now’ recommendation.
Without giving away a spoiler, the bomber comes up with a ultimatum that is just fabulous for the reader but has dire consequence for the hostages. It is brilliant.
It is a murderous, brutal and sometimes disturbing tale of life, selfishness and revenge.
This novel finishes as heart-stopping as it starts and at the point of reading this book is my 85th read of the year. It is easily placed in my top 3 and if my loyalty to my favourite reads was put into question I would honestly say The Killing Game is my book of the year.
James Carol …..I bow to your literary genius. Just wow.