Today I’m the second stop on the blog tour for the fabulous The Never Game by Jeffery Deaver which is the first in a brand new series. Thanks to Harper Collins for the opportunity and the copy of the book.
About the book
A student kidnapped from the park.
Nineteen-year-old Sophie disappears one summer afternoon. She wakes up to find herself locked inside a derelict warehouse, surrounded by five objects. If she uses them wisely, she will escape her prison. Otherwise she will die.
An investigator running out of time.
Sophie’s distraught father calls in the one man who can help find his daughter: unique investigator Colter Shaw. Raised in the wilderness by survivalist parents, he is an expert tracker with a forensic mind trained to solve the most challenging cases. But this will be a test even for him.
A killer playing a dangerous game.
Soon a blogger called Henry is abducted – left to die in the dark heart of a remote forest – and the whole case gets turned on its head. Because this killer isn’t following the rules; he’s changing them. One murder at a time…
The Never Game will be published on 16/5/19 but is available to pre-order now – Amazon
The Never Game introduces us to Colter Shaw in this new series and I instantly took to him. He’s a very intelligent man who doesn’t give much away. We find out he was raised by his survivalist parents in remote California, he was home schooled with no tv or in fact any modern technology and he’s a fantastic forensic tracker. Colter Shaw isn’t in the police force and he’s not a private investigator, he is in fact a man who helps people and collects the reward at the end, he’s quite mysterious and I’m excited to find out more about this fantastic character in future books.
The story was fast paced, it started off running and didn’t stop and I found myself totally and utterly hooked from page one. Colter starts off by helping a father who’s daughter has gone missing, she’s not been gone long but it’s unusual for her and the police are being no help what so ever. Colter investigates her disappearance not realising he’s being drawn into something much bigger than first expected.
This is such a clever, engrossing story. Everything is described and detailed perfectly but it’s not overpowering and I got drawn into the story so much it felt like I was part of it. As I read it was so easy to visualise everything even the gaming industry. I’m not a gamer but I found it really interesting and it was unusual. Actually everything about this book was unusual and quite refreshing.
The Never Game really is an exciting start to a new series, there are many twists and turns throughout the story it kept me on my toes and I just totally devoured this book. I really can’t wait to see what’s in store for Colter Shaw next and finding out more about this intriguing character.
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