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Red Rover

(Perdition Games #3)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  211 ratings  ·  44 reviews

An ex-football player is murdered. A National Ballet dancer commits suicide. The only link between the two deaths is Dr. Roger Peterson, a famous psychiatrist and bestselling author.

Toronto PI Samantha McNamara can't accept that her childhood friend is capable of the vicious murder or that he manipulated the emotionally fragile dance
ebook, 428 pages
Published June 26th 2016
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Jun 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I wish to thank Net Galley and Ms. L.E. Fraser for a copy of Red Rover in exchange for an unbiased review.

Listen up thriller readers and lovers of suspense: Canadian indie author L.E. (Lori) Fraser has written a little hidden gem of a series with her Perdition Games novels! The first book is Simon Says, followed by Skully, then Red Rover. I have read all 3. I was very impressed with Simon Says and awarded it 4 strong stars. Skully was even better and received 4.5 stars from me. Red Rover is the
RED ROVER, PERDITION GAMES by L.E. Fraser’s is book 3 in this dark chilling suspenseful thriller that I think is the best of the three. This is one talented author. The series keeps getting better. It is well written and is sure to please.

The series is broken down as follows:
Perdition Games: Simon Says (Book #1)
Skully, Perdition Games (Book #2)
Red Rover, Perdition Games (Book #3)

I had a chance to read all three books in early January 2017, and this is the review of Book 3, Red Rover, Perdition
Debbie "Buried in Her TBR Pile"
More twists and turns - twisted characters, violence, and psychological suspense in this one. The ending is similar to Skully and leaves me wondering if a book or a series conclusion will include all the psychos we are meeting in the Perdition Games.

Sam and Reece sustain quite a bit of physical, mental and emotional trauma and their choices for their paths in life seem to be changing - note: the relationship is still strong.

Still very minor and few continuity and editorial issues - but not enoug
Jan 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, netgalley, series
So this is the latest installment about Toronto Private Investigator Samantha McNamara and her partner Reece Hash and the third in this series that I have read this year.
This is Samantha's most personal case yet, as one of her old friends becomes a suspect in a homicide. Out of the three books in this series that I have now finished, this was my favorite. It was deliciously dark and disturbing. L.E. Fraser once again handles a large cast of characters with absolute ease. The only thing I really
Barbara Tsipouras
Jun 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: psychodrama, thriller
Psychopaths populate many of the best thrillers and in a twisted way they are fascinating. Their non-predictable and non-comprehensable crimes guarantee a story full of twists and suspense. We can't relate to their motives and therefore can't excuse them. Being excellent actors and manipulators they aren't recognized easily.
In this novel there are several characters who could fill the bill. Some others have their own issues making them suspects too.

I want to thank Netgalley for the free copy in
Jan 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
This has a great twisty plot that keeps you on your toes. I won't say guessing necessarily because I guessed right pretty quickly so the clues must be there but I had no idea how it would all pan out. Its a great series and best read in order - Simon says: Perdition Games, Skully: Perdition Games and this one Red Rover: Perdition Games. I must admit the titles are not the most alluring.

They all feature PI Sam (Samantha) McNamara and police officer turned PI Reece Hash. In this book we are introd
Dec 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Thank you so much L E Fraser for allowing me to read this novel a interesting intriguing pilot that grabs you by the neck and keeps throttling you with suspense dark and twisted a cracking and awesome read
Tony Parsons
Sep 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Roger (psychiatrist) had cancelled his appointments for the day.
He was headed out to a dilapidated old house to see Brenda (wife, catatonic), Graham (Brenda’s husband, Dunning-Kruger effect, former Toronto Argonauts FB player), & Jordan (18, Graham/Brenda’s son).
Graham was quite abusive as always as well as belligerent.
Dr. Roger Peterson (Sam’s BMF, psychiatrist, bestselling author) had invited Reece Hash (PI) for dinner & to see his refurbished house at/in Cabbagetown (Wellesley St. East).
Aviar Savijon
Sep 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading this very intense, suspenseful murder mystery. As this slowly and methodical investigation independent of the Canadian police unfolds, there are many questions, was it murder, was it a dim whited accident? the back story of all involved is one of the best things that can lead the reader to many incorrect conclusions if you are not on your toes. A masterfully written tale that yes should be a movie or TV series. A must read for those that enjoy a great crime drama or murde ...more
Katie Rogers
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Once again a great read added to this series. As I was reading I honestly thought I knew who it was, but lo and behold I got a twist I didn't see coming. This book will keep you nose deep until the very end, and I usually don't read these kind of books.

Two people are dead, all connected to one man. What is everyone hiding? Cops and private investigators are brought in, but everyone is going after someone different and no one can see what's really there, to many secrets not told. Honestly through
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Red Rover

This was an exciting third book in the series. Right up to the end I didn't know who the killer was. This rarely happens as I can usually figure out the killer. This book is again about Sam McNamara the PI and Reece her significant other who also works with Sam as a PI. They need to try and prove the innocence of Roger who is Sam's childhood friend and a psychiatrist. He's accused of killing Graham, the husband of his lover Brenda. The story is full of twists and turns and evil children
Robin Dixon
Apr 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Quite possibly one of the best books I've ever read!!!
Tina Marking
Apr 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another new author for me. Intense. Creepy. Will read more books in the series.
Joseph Hirsch
Dec 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book I've read by Fraser, and it's by far her best. The characters are more developed than in previous outings, and while the cast is as large as in her first "Perdition Games" book, she has grown more expert at juggling all the moving parts. As always, Fraser is masterful at creating ambivalent characters, so nuanced and real that you find yourself hating them on one page, forgiving them on the next, and then sympathizing with them in the following chapter. This is not an easy ...more
Sep 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-book-goal
I absolutely love the 'Perdition Games' series. 'Red Rover' blew me away with the storyline. An incredibly creative psychological thrilling suspense. The was the story played out had me glued to the pages. The twists were unexpected and yet, I saw how they were a huge part of bringing the chaos into focus. The psychological aspect delivered so many possibilities as to how arrogance, grudges, narcissistic tendencies and good old investigating intertwined. The characters were superbly portrayed. S ...more
Kim Page
Sep 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love L.E. Fraser's books every thriller I read is just that...thrilling from one page to the next and Red Rover did NOT disappoint!!! WOW
Every character was incredibly complex in their own right and never dull!! AND the plot was just filled with exciting twists and turns some being very unexpected! I loved it! Whether you are a fan of this author or new to this author Red Rover, Perdition Games is a MUST READ!!!
Laura Hermosa
Sep 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have recived a free copy from Story Cartel in exchange of my review. The story cougth you since the begining and you can't leave it until you finish it. Great characters, a marvelous thriller, highly recomended.
Dec 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, netgalley, arc
I received this arc from Netgalley.

Great read! A new author for me to add to my favorites list. Lots of excitement and twists galore keeps you riveted. Definitely recommended!
Jan 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Actual Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Stars

After reading some reviews and finding out this is #3 in a series, it makes sense now that while I was reading the book, I kept thinking "I'm missing something, there has to be a book before this". There are 2 main characters: Sam and Reece. Sam has 5 childhood friends: Roger, Lisa, Jim, Abigail and Talia. When introducing the characters in the story, the author does not give any background on any of them and there is no character development. They are all self-c
Apr 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Red River, Perdition Games

Wonderful psychological thriller with so many suspects that the readers will not solve this one until the very end. Great writing and characters are believable. The story leaves the readers looking forward to the next installment.
Apr 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This author is awesome!

Kept me guessing to the very end! I read the book all at one time, that's how captivating it was! Getting ready to read his second book. Don't miss this great read!
Apr 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Let the author take you for a ride.
Alicia Huxtable
Aug 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This book had me hook, line and sinker. I was certain I knew who, what, when and how.......But I knew nothing. And the slap in the face wasn't what I was expecting
Apr 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent story

I absolutely loved this book. I dtarted it and couldn't put it down til I rrad the last page. I couldn't figure out the suspect either. I thought I did several times. But Not. Its a very exciting story with great characters!
Dawn Duval
Apr 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Keeps you guessing.

I found this book to keep me guessing up to the very end. The plot twists and turns kept me switching who I thought the killer or killers were and even at the end, you still were not 100 percent sure if the evidence was correct or if the psychopath would fool all the professionals and get away with everything and be released back into society soon.

Digital Book Freak

I read this one a while back.

I enjoyed the second Perdition Games more than the third one, I sadly have to say. But overall, it is still a good book.

Novel: Red Rover (Perdition Games #3)
Author: L. E. Fraser
Genre: Thriller / Mystery
Review Rating: 3 1/2 Stars
Cover: 10/10
Characters, interaction, and plot layout: 5/5
Publication Date: 26 June 2016
Do I recommend this: Yes
Would I buy this book for myself or a friend: Yes

Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with an advance reader copy
I would have rated it higher if it had an ending. I hate leaving a book and it just feeling unfinished. I found this book to be well written and very entertaining most of the way through. I won’t recap because the blurb does it better. There are good twists and turns that are nicely written into the storyline and I did want to know what would happen next. Then the book ends and there is not real sense of closure. It is a good book but I need an ending or at least a direction of ending for interp ...more
Julian White
May 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Set in and around Toronto this PI novel features (2) former OPP officers investigating a murder. A prime suspect is a friend... and of course this pits them against the police forces involved. Well constructed, with a wealth of red herrings and potential murderers.

Two more in the series - one of which may be the investigation referred to at a couple of points - and I'll be looking out for them.

(Am I the only person who finds the five star rating categories unhelpful? To only give this book three
James Dufresne
May 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a GREAT book. By Far the best. It Grabbed me from the beginning and held me firmly until I finished. The Author kept me in the dark as to who the perpetrator was and I was surprised when I found out who. A Great read and I will suggest it to all my friends. Thank You for a great story. L.E. Fraser Has risen to the top of my favorite Authors.
Oct 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
People are not always what they seem; they wear masks, hide their true desires and intentions. An ex-football player is murdered in cold blood - Sam and Reece take the case to find the killer. But the killer is closer than they think! 5 stars for yet another delicious and divine read by L.E. Fraser that left me wanting more!
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L.E. Fraser completed her post-secondary education in Toronto and moved to London, Ontario with her husband, two sons, and three pugs. Raised on military bases, her introduction to unique people and experiences fed a lifelong desire to write. She combines her passion for psychology and criminology in her Perdition Games novels, where the monsters you can’t recognize are more frightening than the o ...more

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