I really enjoyed this book, as the tension built from the very beginning where they first encountered ...more
This is the first Jeff Menapace book I've read but it certainly won't be the last. The story was engrossing from page one and just got better and better. I enjoyed, not just the story, but the resulting thought-provoking question: Are serial killers the product of nature or nurture? Hmmmm....
Everyone wants their vacation to be memorable, right?
"Bad Games" tells the story of the Lambert family whose journey to their Crescent Lake vacation destination starts off bad and becomes terrifyingly wo ...more
I absolutely loved this book!!! It was filled with so much suspense and horror! How horrific to think of what these 2 sons did to their father while going fishing! This is indeed a morbid story. It played out in my head like a horror flick you watch on a creepy night!
The murderous brothers were very wicked, foul & diabolic that as I was reading I kept squirming on think what their next action would be.
Thanks Kerry for the recommendation of this book! I am so glad I bought ...more
I’ve been excited to read this novel for a while now and it didn’t disappoint. Bad Games is the first in a trilogy and, having finished the first, I’m looking forward to reading the other two as well.
Jeff Menapace does not hold back in this story. Even though modern society and the amount of violence we are exposed to on a daily basis may numb us to some extent, there was a stage in this book where I had to put it down for a little while to digest the cruelty. Yes, it will upset sensitive ...more
Heart pounding great thriller. Lambert family vacation at the Crescent lake, but lake is really square and evil brothers hunt there. If you have plans vacationing on a secluded cabins after reading this book, you'll cancel it. Sick games these brothers plays will give you nightmares. Ending is shocking.
"You got a sick sense of humor, man."
― Jeff Menapace, Bad Games
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Patrick, his wife Amy, and there two kids, Carrie age 6 and Caleb age 4, is on there way up to a nice cabin on Crescent Lake. It was suppose to be a great getaway for the family, but they start running into wei...more
Sorry, no amount of rationalization can make me believe that they would just blow it off as no big deal after finding a severed human finger and just say "oh well the dog ate it, guess we go about our lives as normal." Especially after every thing else that happened, and he somehow still think'S she was just seeing things? The "bad guys" act more like a comical exaggeration of what someone thinks a crazy person acts like than actual crazy people. Their whole 3 stooges thing while watchi ...more
A sinister plot, twisted minds of characters that not only get under your skin, but burrow there, insidiously, and a stream of macabre events together fuel the perpetual pumping of adrenaline as you are pulled at a terrifying rate through the chilling ordeal of the Lamberts as they make their way to their holiday cabin at Cresce ...more
The characters were easy to fall in love with and follow, along with the story. the author made the mental visions so easy and vivid of the surroundings and the characters actions felt so real.
i would highly recommend this author and this book.
This story follows a family on a weekend vacation at a quiet lake town cabin, next door to their elderly friends. Along the way, a strange man strikes up a conversation and pays for their gas. Then another man harasses the wife in a supermarket. But this is only the beginning of their BAD GAMES.
This was a wild ride. It includes stalking and home invasion, kidnapping and torture, and t ...more
I have been reading Jack Kilborn books recently and when I saw I had Bad Games on my Kindle and had yet to read it I thought perfect! It seemed to be in the same vein as the other books I was reading. Crazies kidnap and torture a family for fun? Sign me up. Unfortunately I didn't really enjoy it that much. The family themselves didn't make much sense to me. I kept telling my husband how they kept blowing off all the creepy things that happened ...more
This was such an awesome book! I listened to the audio in a day and immediately downlo ...more
In March of 2014, his novel BAD GAMES was a #1 Kindle bestseller and is now being optioned as a feature film.
Free time for Jeff is spent watching horror movies, The Three Stooges, and mixed martial arts. He loves steak a ...more