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(The Game Trilogy #3)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  1,280 ratings  ·  154 reviews
Game Over: Will the conspiracy collapse or conclude with a deadly end-game in the concluding part of the Game Trilogy.

Until now the truth behind The Game has been carefully hidden in a bubble of disinformation and distraction. But all bubbles burst eventually, and as HP and Rebecca battle to uncover the connection between The Game and their father’s shocking past, it looks
Paperback, 464 pages
Published December 5th 2013 by Blue Door (first published 2012)
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Simon Scoltock
I sort of enjoyed Bubble in much the same way I enjoy a leave your brain at the door, dumb blockbuster movie with someone like Bruce Willis and a load of explosions. The writing isn't great but it had me turning the pages.

But oh dear oh dear The plot is a mess, the writing dips to almost Dan Brown levels of bad, Rebecca continues to be 'a male character with tits'. HP has ludicrous abilities, he chain smokes (and it appears it's important to know they are Marlboros) eats bad food (mostly gorby
Mar 01, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Oh, Bubble... You Didn't Even Burst. You Just Kind of Leaked. As opposed to Game and Buzz, I did not receive Bubble as an uncorrected-proof ebook.  Allegedly, after having submitted reviews for the first two, I was to receive the third from the publisher, but that never happened.  There might have been a secret deadline that I failed to meet.  Regardless, my NOT having received a free copy of this book has NOT prevented me from providing an honest review here.  (I borrowed this book from my libr ...more
Nov 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Bubble Bursts with a Bang

Welcome to Bubble the third and final book in the Game Trilogy by Anders De La Motte and oh boy all I can say is wow! Usually when you have a trilogy one of the books will be weaker than the others, it just happens sometimes, but something went wrong in this trilogy as this was even better than Game and Buzz. This really is Swedish thriller writing at its best, and I certainly hope that we hear more from De La Motte.

The story opens a few months after HP’s rescue from
Feb 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
27/7 - Due to some hasty hold placing at the library I somehow ended up with this book (#3) borrowed before the previous book (#2). Then I did it again with Richelle Mead's Blood Promise and Shadow Kiss, somehow mistaking Blood Promise for the third book in the series, when it's actually the fourth. So I had to quickly get a hold of the next books in both series and read them, so I could get to this and Blood Promise before they were due at the library (they're obviously popular as they immediat ...more
Jul 28, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Satan, to give the damned in Hell as their only reading
Shelves: crime
Unbelievably bad ... literally. The writing, which has always been a little ... over the top ... in this series, just got completely out of control, along with the "plot." From HP quoting Bruce Willis' "Yippee ki-ay, motherfucker" to stacking
On top!!
de la Motte used up all his tricks early on and then just keeps reusing them. It's like watching a bad comedian with one sort-of-funny joke he just keeps retelling, hoping for a second laugh. The worst of the tricks is the constant s
Paul Pessolano
Nov 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Bubble” by Anders De La Motte, published by Emily Bestler Books.

Category – Mystery/Thriller Publication Date – February 04, 2014

“Bubble” is the third book in this trilogy. The first book is “Game” and the second is “Buzz”. If you have been reading my reviews you will know that Henrik Pettersson, known as HP, has become involved in a deadly “Game” that is controlled by the Game Master. What started out as a game involving innocent pranks that paid off in much needed monetary rewards has become a
Jan 14, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Tracie Cowell
Jan 13, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: thriller, crime, drama
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In the final book in this thriller trilogy the pace changes some with back-story being introduced featuring the Cold War, which brought to mind aspects of the The Millennium Trilogy. Again, the narrative moves between HP and his sister Rebecca with clever use of language linking the siblings' stories.

It was a thrilling ride with plenty of twists and turns along the way. My heart was certainly pounding for the final few chapters and I applauded de la Motte as I closed the book as I felt he'd don
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I loved this trilogy and did not want to see it end! The story that began with The Game is finally wrapped up in this exciting techno-thriller. The plot is advanced, just as in the last two books, with the action going back and forth between HP and his sister, who is in law enforcement. They finally get to the bottom of who is pulling their strings and it was definitely not who or what I thought! The suspense kept me
Mar 25, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-suspense
This all turned out to be a bit much, with too many characters and too many things going on to keep track of what's going on. And that's not even mentioning the confusing nature of the book to begin with. There is not a likable character to be found in these books. HP in particular is completely unlikable. And somehow he manages to survive anything that happens to him, and get out of any scrape he's in. He's like a superhero, except there's no reason why he should be. It's just that's the way th ...more
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
I can see how this book might appeal to some readers, but it didn't really work for me. It took a while for me to get into the story (granted, I wasn't able to read the first two books). The storyline was too gritty, and the main leads were downright unpalatable more times than not. Also, the plotting wasn't as tight as this concept needed. I admit the ending had some good suspense.

I can only give this 2.5/5.0 stars.

Reviewed for Affaire de Coeur Magazine for the February 2014 issue: http://affai
John Hatley
Mar 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the best thrillers I've read recently. I wouldn't have thought it possible for Mr de la Motte actually to improve over his first two novels, but in my opinion with "bubble" he has done just that. His best yet.
Jul 09, 2016 rated it liked it
An average end to an average series that I only stuck with out of sheer curiosity.

Ok, it wasn't all bad. Towards the final part of the book there was genuine mystique of who was telling the truth and who was being played. Sadly this kind of intrigue was few and far between as the plot twists felt so obvious at times that they might as well have had footnotes attached stating *WHAT I'M SUGGESTING HERE ISN'T REALLY WHAT'S HAPPENING!!!

The dialogue between the characters in this one deteriorated d
Scarlett Sims
So this is the third and final book in this Swedish thrill-ogy. It ties up everything that has been introduced in the first two books and definitely keeps you guessing. It's always pretty clear who the bad guy is, but you aren't really sure why or what is really going on.

One interesting thing I learned from this book is that in 1986, the PM of Sweden was assassinated, and they still haven't solved the case. It comes up as a plot point in this book, kind of. I think there were certainly reference
Mordechai Housman
Interesting to read, but the plot was just too complex, and slightly implausible. The author deliberately hides information that he springs on you at the end, and we find characters doing things that are not in their personailities, and furthermore opposite to what the author has implicitly, and sometimes explicitly, told us the character was doing.

But it was something to read, though near the end I just wanted to finish it already. I was NOT satisfied with the ending and the so-called resoluti
Mickey Hoffman
Book three in the series is very convoluted and a bit muddled. Perhaps I'd have liked these books more if the male protagonist wasn't such a jerk. The characters in general don't make sense. The protagonist, HP, chain smokes cigarettes but doesn't seem to have trouble running fast and for long distances. His sister has a relationship with a guy she doesn't seem to like and cheats on him with another guy she doesn't like either, and shows little emotion about either situation. Etc.
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Well, the whole idea behind the trilogy isn't bad, it's quite an interesting idea, but I don't like the way it was put on paper at all. I don't like these 'trivial books' where the author doesn't really care about the style of writing and the only important thing is the plot.

I found the plot really messy and confusing, I don't know if that was the author's intention. Sometimes I didn't really know what was going on. There was a lot of action but none of it left any consequences or visible resul
Sep 06, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
My Grade = 75% - C

Thank goodness that I finally finished this miserable trilogy! Book 1, Game, was actually so good that I ordered Books 2 and 3 before I was finished with it. Book 2, Buzz, was so bad that it actually made my eyes bleed. (That was such a great like that I stole it from another Goodreads reviewer of the same book). This book, Book 3, Bubble, was nowhere as good as the first, but quite a bit better than the second.

I am so thrilled and relieved to have finally put both behind me, a
Susan Leonard
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
Strictly for fans of the trilogy, I don't think this would make much sense as a stand-alone novel.

I wanted to read on to find out the end of the story, but found this book hard going. I would recommend reading the first book, which I really enjoyed and is a complete story in itself. The second book was OK to read, but by this book I thought the characters of HP and Rebecca had descended into stereotypes, and I became bored by all the conspiracies and counter-conspiracies.
May 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kniznica-praha
Great book! :) I recommend this trilogy. I was not able to stop reading of these books. Story is from nowadays and after reading it i am starting to be more prudent where I use my personal information. The whole story can be based on a real story. I'm afraid. This story force me to think more about sharing information.
Rodrigo Leão
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Spetacular! It is incredible how the author raises a huge bubble of mystery, showing all the evidences and profs needed to solve it. But, as you are so absorbed by the paranoid plot, it is impossible to find out the answers until it is written in the book!!
Glynis Hamlett
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
I loved all three books.. Full of twists.. Didn't work out some of the obvious clues..
Jari Pirhonen
Nov 05, 2017 rated it liked it
HP and his sister are sucked in to the Game again. This time the plane is to eliminate the Game Master. Read the book in order to finish the Game-trilogy.
Dec 20, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Actually finished on 21st Dec.
Safiya Yahaya
Jun 20, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I really struggled to finish this. I hated the excessive use of curse words and swearing and i found the storyline really hard to follow. Maybe this book just isnt my cup of tea.
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Best way to describe this book series is to compare it to the tv show power season 1 DOPE season 2 Decent Season 3 borderline line trash
Dec 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice conclusion to the trilogy, with plenty of twists and turns along the way..
Bob Large
Oct 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great ending to the series. Lots of twists and turns.
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Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Expected publication: February 4th 2014 by Atria/Emily Bestler Books (first published January 1st 2013)
series HP Pettersson #3
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Anders de la Motte (b. 1971) made his debut in 2010 with [geim], which won the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers' 'First Book Award'. He is a former Police Officer and was until recently Director of Security at one of the world's largest IT companies. He is currently an International Security Consultant. With his blend of fast-paced suspense, humor, and informed commentary on IT and social media, A ...more

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