For my second post of the day I’m delighted to welcome you to my stop on the blog tour for the fantastic The Dark Game by Jonathan Janz, which is published today. Thank you to Anne Cater and Flame Tree Press for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this tour.
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Jonathan Janz isn’t an author whose books I’m familiar with, although I have to admit I’ve been hearing a lot of positive buzz about him from other bloggers over the last few weeks! But when I received the invitation to be a part of the blog tour for his latest book, I was so intrigued by the premise that I couldn’t resist!
Ten writers are invited to a writing retreat with one of the most famous and successful authors in the world, Roderick Wells. But is everything all as it seems? Or have they unwittingly entered into a dark and dangerous game that they may not come out of alive?
The Dark Game is a fantastically twisted horror story that holds you in its thrall from the very first page. It’s a dark thriller with some genuinely gasp out loud and shocking moments, the creepiness manifesting itself in ways you would never expect. Although it isn’t as gruesome as I expected, it does have plenty of scary, dark and gory moments that I’m sure will keep even the most hardcore horror fans happy.
The strong characterisation of this eclectic group of writers was definitely a plus point for me, and I especially loved the fact that each writer invited to the retreat had their own story to tell, something that I thought gave this tale an edge and made it more interesting to read.
This is a book that feeds into our fears and the secrets we keep, secrets that each character is desperate to hold on to. But Roderick Wells and his Dark Game have other ideas. As the tension builds and the game gets underway, the writers slowly come to realise exactly how much is now at stake.
Jonathan Janz is obviously a very accomplished horror story writer and The Dark Game kept me gripped from beginning to end. It may have been my first read by this author, but I enjoyed this book so much that I will definitely read more by him in the future.
A dark and twisted story that kept me on the edge of my seat throughout. Anyone who enjoys a good horror story with plenty of scares and shocks along the way will love The Dark Game. Highly recommended.
The Dark Game by Jonathan Janz is available to buy now: Amazon UK
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