The Dying Game (Griffin Powell #7)
Bolt the doors, turn on the lights and pray for mercy - you'll be up all night with this disturbingly addictive novel - perfect for fans of Karen Rose.
It's the ultimate game.
To win, you have to kill.
To lose, you have to die.
If he's chosen you to play, then it's Game Over…
A brutal serial killer is on the loose. Each victim is a former beauty queen, a single rose placed next...more
The lengthy and pointless descriptions were very annoying. This book could have shed about 150 pages by removing the verbal diarrhea. There was a lot of reiteration that I found totally unnecessary and quite frankly, insulting. I got it the first time! The character interaction was horrible. I didn't like ANY of them and it ne ...more
I read this novel out of the order of the Griffin Powell series. This is the third book and so I was confused where the relationships and the story's time line was concerned.
The Dying Game is about the Beauty Queen Killer. He's called that because he kills only people whom have been a Beauty Queen in their past. As Lindsay McAllister works to find out who killed Judd Walker's first wife and all the other BQs. As the novel goes on the kills begin to escalate, coming sooner and more brutal. Lindsa ...more
This book needed a good editor as so much unnecessary detail could have been thrown away. After introducing each character there were no further interesting developments, the characters remained two-dimensional despite long winded ramblings that went nowhere.
I grew more annoyed at the time I was wasting on this book, the only thing that kept me going was seeing the percentage read decrease and the knowledge that I could ...more
As a romance novel, it's pretty much normal. But I don't think it's a good mystery novel.
*I'll start with the things that didn't make me give a higher score:*
Romance Part: It's kinda classic, interesting and intriguing women with interesting and -this is the problem- guessable men. Trust me, men are not that guessable. That part made me a little disappointed, because the male characters are too unique to be real, yet really ...more
Talk about an addicting read...I just couldn't put this one down. I kept telling myself...."OK, just one more chapter for now."...no such luck! The pacing was relentless and Ms. Barton's writing was in top notch form. She painted such viv ...more
I got this book online, when I order to buy Jonathan Stroud's The Screaming Staircase.
This is the 7th series of Griffin Powell (the owner of Powell agency, the PI agency that become center of the story). And the story still trapped me, make me can't wait to finish the next book (sp ...more
Kali ini psikopatnya ada dua. Pinkie dan Pudge. Saudara sepupu yang saling berlomba, mengumpulkan poin dengan cara membunuh, poin ...more
khas BB selalu ada pembunuhan berantai
kali ini pembunuhan para mantan ratu kencantikan. mereka dibunuh dengan cara sadis...anatomi tubuhnya dibunuh sesuai dengan keahlian mereka.
termasuk jennifer walker, former Miss Tennesse, istri dari Judd Walker V yang terbunuh dengan cara sadis & kedua tangannya terpotong (si jenni pinter maen piano)
kematian jennifer membuat judd kehilangan segalanya. dia berubah total menjadi pribadi yg teramat sangat tidak menyenangkan & ...more
[ book 3 of Griffin Powell Series ]
By Beverly Barton
Copyright 2007 by Beverly Beaver
Penerbit Dastan Books
Alih Bahasa : Reny Yuniawati & Maria Asri Prahesti
Editor : Mayan Kalingi
Cover by www.expertoha.com | photographer : Photooiasson
Cetakan I : Maret 2009 ; 552 hlm
Rate : 4 of 5
Lindsay McCallister dibesarkan dalam lingkungan Kepolisian, mulai dari kakek hingga ayahnya adalah polisi yang berdedikasi, dan tak heran jika ia tumbuh sebagai gadis tomboi yang lebih men ...more
... okay, so maybe it IS a condemnation.
It's just... there are so many strange motivations attached to these characters. And oddly, this story was sort of done by Nora Roberts in Seduction in Death (kind of) and in comparison, Seduction in Death is a work of high literature.
It feels like a sloppy set up for a series of books, she uses too many words in ...more
Beverly Borton always a little bit cruel in my opinion, but it's good for her. ...more
Namun, sayangnya mengapa pencarian seperti dibuat terlalu mengulur-ulur waktu? Apakah karena sang pembunuh terlalu lihai dan pintar? Ataukah karena Powell Agency dan FBI bergerak s ...more
Really shouldn't have bothered. After the first chapter (which was surprisingly gripping) it all went down hill and morphed in to the weakest lovely story. The female lead had zero backbone or gumption it boa ...more
I LOVE THIS ONE.
sekalipun kesel sama kisha cintanya, tapi yaa Tuhaaaan, saya ga nyangka Dastan memutar semua tuduhan akibat kekecewaan dengan terjemahan The Devil's DNA. yang satu ini, perfectly amazing. yang suka romantic thriller harus baca ini. indah banget. mau dari segi pembunuhnya, ada semua kejadian yang bisa bikin otak jahat dalam didi pyscopat bangun, wks. gue aja sampe bayangin rasanya #jahat. sisi romantisnya, duh gue ngebayangin Judd itu tampang bete n ...more
I enjoyed the story of Lindsey and Judd. Furthermore, I could understand why Lindsey would act the way she did (I didn't always agree with it - she sometimes did behave like a doormat). But, we can't always help who we fall in love with, can we? I'm sure this was the case with Lindsey as well.
This was my first book by Barton, but it definitely will not be my last (finished The Murd ...more
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