Thursday, April 14, 2011

Review: Deadly Little Games

Deadly Little Games
By Laurie Faria Stolarz
Publication date: December 21, 2010

My review:

This third book in the Touch series follows the formula of the previous two books. Camelia and Ben's psychometric powers are further explored and there is once again a stalker involved. This time, Adam's life is in danger and Camelia's apparent fixation on him threatens to drive a wedge between herself and Ben but she is determined to do what she can to help Adam.

I thought the story was very predictable. I figured out right away who the psychotic patient/stalker was. The only new thing for me was seeing Camelia's aunt and her use of psychometry. I liked getting that insight into her character. I found the "clues" between the chapters and the sections where we see into the mind of the stalker to be somewhat annoying. They didn't really add anything to the reading experience for me.

I was just disappointed at how much this plot is so similar to the prior two books in the series. There was nothing new. Even Camelia and Ben's relationship felt static. There is something about Laurie Faria Stolarz's ability to write suspense scenes however that kept me turning the pages anyway so I will probably read book four. I do like to read this kind of suspense novel with a bit of the paranormal. I just hope that there will be more surprises and twists in store in the next book. I would suggest this series to fans of The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting.

Readalikes: The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting, Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus, The Mark by Jen Nadol, Wake by Lisa McMann, the Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent


  1. I hate it when books are predictable, it just takes the fun out of them...Nice honest review, Christina :)

  2. I'm sorry you found this one predictable. It's an unfortunate downside of series. I do love the cover of this one!

  3. That is the main reason why I prefer stand alones. I do want to read the 1st in this series and Body Finder though.


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