Rating: 3 out of 5.

BOOK TOUR 2-28-22

This is a book about secrets, betrayals, vengeance, and revenge. The book starts off strong with a compelling story about a bitter elderly man who is determined to get revenge on his erstwhile neighbors. Arthur Du Fuss commits suicide with two secrets. His neighbors learn about his first secret when they receive a post-mortem invitation to attend a meeting at a charismatic attorney’s office.

Arthur is the creator of a cult game and has amassed a fortune. If the neighbors play the game, the winner will receive Arthur’s millions. But this game is designed to expose secrets and betrayals, which eventually tears the relationships apart, some to disastrous results.

The book is written well, for the most part, although there are a few awkward sentences and weird passages. Better editing probably would have helped the story flow better. As I said, the book started strong, but about 2/3 of the way through, the book takes a weird turn and takes on an even more sinister tone. The book was already creepy, but the last portion of the book became even more creepy as we learn about Arthur’s second secret. It was almost as if the author had another idea for a new book and decided to add it onto the end of this one. It just didn’t make a lot of sense to me, which is why I had to take away a couple stars.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from @lovebooktours. All opinions are my own.