The Drowning Game
They said she was armed.
They said she was dangerous.
They were right.
Petty Moshen spent eighteen years of her life as a prisoner in her own home, training with military precision for everything, ready for anything. She can disarm, dismember, and kill—and now, for the first time ever, she is free.
Her paranoid father is dead, his extreme dominance and rules a thing of the...more
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In addition to all her inherent badassery, Petty is al ...more
Every community has a weird family and for Saw Pole, the Moshens do the job. Petty (21-year-old) and her father live with each other. they live a secluded life, especially Petty. She has no friends, no contact at all with outside world. Even her father home-schooled her and every night he locked her in her room. until Petty found her dead dad in his room.
"I was going to cry, and I couldn’t decide whether I was sad that Dad was gone or elated that I was finally going to be free. F ...more
Its everything I w ...more
The thing that aggravated me the most was the ending. If the writer had just dropped a few lines about the will being cooked up by the lawyer and the other guy, and that the tape had been tampered with, the ending would have been very satisfying.
But no, that ludicrous will was left to stand as something Pe ...more
An exceptional debut novel, THE DROWNING GAME is an incredibly visceral story not for the emotionally faint-hearted. I engaged so closely with the young narrator, Petty, that reading was difficult. Kudos to the author on that, because she made me feel as if I lived the events. Whenever Petty howled, I wanted to howl also. When she yearned for freedom and plotted escape, so did I. Days later, I still can't shake the emotions elicited by this novel.
4 1/2 stars
I saw this book mentioned during a book meme, I was intrigued and downloaded it. Sometimes the best books are the one's you know nothing about outside of the summary. I want to just say read it, there is something for all, especially the thriller, mystery fans but I think this is perfect for the YA fans that want to get into thrillers. I was captivated and didn't want to go to sleep nights and even bought it to work, which I never do, I just couldn't get enough and had to ...more
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The book was interesting but the will was so.ludicrous I just couldn't get past it for the rest of the book. I get that he was trying to protect her but that was too extreme and cruel to believe.
I loved trying to figure out whether or not Petty’s Dad was crazy or if he had reason. We learn Petty slept with dead bolts on the outside of her bedroom door and that her father trained her with military precision. For her it is pure instinct to walk in ...more
I can honestly say I have never been taken aback by SO MANY shocking twists and turns in a book. LS Hawker keeps you hooked and wide-eyed. Petty was so easy to like, as was Dekker. We get both of their point of views! Secondary characters are as creepy as ...more
This was a great read! I never expected to like the book so much. Petty was a well-established character, powerful and yet so fragile. The dialogues are good, funny and believable. The story made me teary-eyed a couple of times, and ....I loved this book!!
Although I knew the twist at the end, I still loved the story line! I shall read more stories from this author!
The main character is a badass girl who knows how to use guns and knives, beat up bad men and is in athletic shape. She was locked up ...more
It is also most definately not for the faint hearted. Once the story starts making a bit more sense it is nearly impossible to put it down. There are a lot of twists and plots during the story and it is a guessing game what will happen right up until the end.
To be quite ...more
Petty Moshen is 21 when her father dies. He has kept her a virtual prisoner all her life teaching her combat and survival skills. When the will is read she discovers that she is expected to marry a man called Randy King to claim her inheritance. Randy will keep her safe, her father reckons, despite the fact that Petty could easily put Randy in a neck brace, or worse.
Petty doesn't want to marry anyo ...more
The Drowning Game's Petty Moshen is a badass heroine. Her skills are delightful to ponder. It was delicious to kick ass along with her. The prose made her abilities and training come to life. But at the same time she is vulnerable, innocent, fragile and dare i say, likable.
If there is one criticism of the book is that the second half does not r ...more
My cousin recommended this book and author last Christmas (I think their acquaintances). Honestly, I bought The Drowning Game to be polite and because the price was right. Many months later I was in the mood to read something truly suspenseful and happened to come back across The Drowning Game. WELL. This is some book!
The Drowning Game opens with a death, then of learning the lead, Petty Moshen, is an isolated young woman who makes Katniss Everdeen seem warm-natured and lazy. De ...more
I haven't had the best luck with the cheaper books I have found on here, so I was a little wary of this one. I am very glad I gave it a chance. This book grabs you from the beginning and keeps you guessing. It is very different from the thrillers I am used to reading, but in a good way. Reading this was like watching a movie. It's hard to explain, but this book had a very unique feel to it that I loved. I was able to fully empathize with the main characters and feel everything ...more
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