I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Drowning Game by L.S. Hawker
Length: 10 hours
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Published by Witness Impulse on June 14, 2016
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Amanda Dolan, Paul Woodson
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They said she was armed.They said she was dangerous.They were right.
Petty Moshen spent eighteen years of her life as a prisoner in her own home, training with military precision for everything, ready for anything. She can disarm, dismember, and kill—and now, for the first time ever, she is free.
Her paranoid father is dead, his extreme dominance and rules a thing of the past, but his influence remains as strong as ever. When his final will reveals a future more terrible than her captive past, Petty knows she must escape—by whatever means necessary.
But when Petty learns the truth behind her father's madness—and her own family—the reality is worse than anything she could have imagined. On the road and in over her head, Petty's fight for her life has just begun.
Fans of female-powered thrillers will love debut author LS Hawker and her suspenseful tale of a young woman on the run for her future…and from the nightmares of her past.
What I thought of this book.
I wasn’t sure what to think about this one at first. It’s told in two points of views, that of Petty and Dekker. There is definitely a twist in there towards the end and I was like…whoa! 🙂
Petty has grown up with her father preparing her for something. She can shoot most any gun with ease and she can take down a man twice her size in hand to hand combat, but she has never been to the store or allowed out on her own to do anything.
Now her father is dead and with his will he puts a restraint on her that is just too much for her to bear. She can’t believe her father would do this to her and then she finds some things that led her to think differently about things. She needs to find out if her mother is really dead.
Dekker is just a delivery boy and when he delivers some things to Petty she gets him to take her into town and then makes him an unwilling accomplice as they outrun Randy and his lawyer.
Hard to talk about without feeling like I might give something away!
The Drowning Game if a fast-paced thrill ride with a wow twist towards the end.
I liked Petty she is spunky and even though she is learning a lot of first and how to actually socialize with others for the first time she manages to navigate things pretty good.
Dekker was a little bit whiny and sometimes drove me crazy though I understand it wasn’t his plan to be chased by bad guys or anything. I just kept wanting to say man up! I still liked him but he just has a few flaws.
Great for those who like suspense/thrillers with kick a$$ heroines.
This was my first time listening to both Amanda Dolan and Paul Woodson and I really enjoyed their narration. I would definitely listen to them again.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Audiobook Challenge 2016
- Cloak and Dagger 2016
- Summer COYER