The Dead Game by Susanne Leist
My review follows the book blurb found on Amazon.
“Linda Bennett leaves New York for the slower-paced lifestyle of Oasis, Florida. She opens a bookstore and makes new friends. Life is simple that is until the dead body washes up onshore. She is horrified to learn that dead bodies and disappearing tourists are typical for this small town. Rumors abound of secret parties held by the original residents in their secluded mansions. Once night falls, the tourist-friendly community becomes a haven for evil and dark shadows. However, this is only the beginning.
Linda and her group receive an unsigned invitation to a party at End House, the deserted house in the forest behind the town, a mansion with a violent history. They are pursued through revolving rooms and dangerous traps, barely escaping with their lives, leaving two of their friends trapped inside.
It is up to Linda and her friends to search out The Dead and find the evil one controlling their once peaceful community. Can they trust the Sheriff and his best friend, Todd? THE DEAD GAME has begun.”
Normally I don’t read books with vampires, nevertheless I read this one. I bought as it was free in Kindle and I kept seeing it posted on Twitter. Leist has great grammar and it is a fast-paced paranormal thriller. The entire town of Oasis was strange, and then it got stranger! Twists and turns abound with strange mysterious events happening. Good versus evil (vampires) and I must say I felt a bone chilling cold as I read. There is a vast number of characters, and some I just couldn’t connect with – lacking in this book. I think some editing on those characters would make this book even better! Regardless, FIVE solid stars!