Review - The Deadliest Game by H.E. Joyce

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Year Published: 2014
Genre: Suspense

Following an horrific trauma in her life, Laura, along with her young son, escape to the small coastal town of Brooksville in Maine. Her quest for a peaceful life, removed of sorrow and loss proves to be fruitful when she meets and falls in love with a local attorney.
With layers of heartache and remorse to contend with, Laura struggles to keep her sordid past in the past. She soon realises that everyone has a past, including the new man in her life. New worries abound, causing her to question the new life she thought she wanted.
Trying to make sense of her dark, new world, she hires a private investigator that uncovers secrets so sinister and a past so riddled with danger that Laura is left to make hard choices in order to protect those she holds dear.

About the Author:
H E Joyce lives among the beautiful Chilterns of Buckinghamshire, England, with his wife and black Labrador. He has two children and four grandchildren. 
Thrillers with unexpected twists are the genre which he enjoys reading and writing, playing mind-games with his readers.
Most of his books are available in paperback and audiobooks as well as kindle versions.

Connect with the Author:
Author Website: H.E. Joyce Author Website

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My Take on the Book:
The relationship that Laura gets involved in moved a little bit too quickly; and one of the characters that she ends up meeting seemed a little bit dodgy - with good reason; since that character then ends up turning a little psychotic on her - and this was a piece that was done quite well, with that particular part of the character being planned out nicely. Sometimes the conversations seemed a bit awkward. I feel that if this book had been delved into a little bit more, with some more character development, it would have been a really nice read. I ended up giving this book a three star rating and got a copy in exchange for an honest review. 

Last Word:
The idea for this book was a solid one; if the book had been a little bit longer with some things delved into more this book would have flowed quite nicely.