Kill Game

Cordelia Kingsbridge
Kill Game
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Riptide Publishing
Release Date
October 2017
Book 1 of Seven of Spades
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

Homicide detective Levi Abrams is barely holding his life together. He's reeling from the fallout of a fatal shooting, and his relationship with his boyfriend is crumbling. The last thing he's prepared for is a serial killer stalking the streets of Las Vegas. Or how he keeps getting thrown into the path of annoyingly charming bounty hunter Dominic Russo.

Dominic likes his life free of complications. That means no tangling with cops—especially prickly, uptight detectives. But when he stumbles across one of the Seven of Spades's horrifying crime scenes, he can't let go, despite Levi's warnings to stay away.

The Seven of Spades is ruthless and always two moves ahead. Worst of all, they've taken a dangerously personal interest in Levi and Dominic. Forced to trust each other, the two men race to discover the killer's identity, revealing hidden truths along the way and sparking a bond neither man expected. But that may not be enough to protect them.

This killer likes to play games, and the deck is not stacked in Levi and Dominic's favor.

Book Review by Ana (reviewer)
Oct 24, 2017   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
115 people found the following review helpful
KILL GAME was an amazing first installment of a series that brings us on the edge. This is the first book I read from the author, but what an amazing first impression. This book was excellent.

Dominic Russo, a bounty hunter, gets himself involved in the mind games of a serial killer when he's trying to do his job. Detective Levi Abrams is in charge of the investigation. Both men are forced to trust each other in order to solve the crimes and prevent the killer to get more victims. Dominic's charm doesn't go unnoticed by Levi, but with his mind wandering job conflicts, the murders and his struggling relationship with his boyfriend, a new romance might be the last thing on his mind.

The plot was great. It kept me guessing the whole time, it was so interesting to get to the next crime scene and discover what it will unveil. It had a steady pace; there wasn't much action scenes, which is something I prefer since I don't like fighting scenes that much. The story centered more in the mind games and trying to figure out who the killer is.

The characters are really good. They were a little boring at the beginning, but as I got to know them better, I start to care more for them, particularly Levi. I think there was something about his struggles that made him more likable character to me. I was especially interested in his romantic relationship and the conflicts they had. Levi and Dominic were very complex. I liked how the author didn't try to make perfect characters; Levi and Dominic both have some flaws which made them more realistic and likable.

Even though the book is also under the romance genre, the romance took a very little part of the story. I think it was better that way. It wouldn't be believable if things would be different. What I liked about this, is that this is only the first installment of a series and we will get more opportunities to see Dominic and Levi together.

There were very few things I didn't like, none of them big enough to change my overall view of the book, and even those were questioned at the end. In general it was a great book I would recommend it to anyone who like reading mysteries.
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