I connected with D.D. Shaw through Facebook and when I was given the chance to read and review the first book in the Visions Series, I was excited.
A Good Game has a unique world building, it is an interesting combination of romance, thriller and some sci-fi elements. Between the twists and turns in the story there are no dull moments, on the contrary, you have barely time to take a breath between pages.
D.D. Shaw is a talented writer, who knows how to keep the readers on their toes. This isn’t a sweet love story or a simple thriller. A Good Game is a story with multiple layers and there isn’t one truth or answer. In A Good Game, the human mind works in mysterious ways leaving the reader wondering what really is the value of one’s life.
Wow! This was a book full of surprises. Just when I thought I had it all figured out, there was a new twist in the plot that changed it all. I must say that I enjoyed reading this immensely.
If I were to compare this to another book, I’d say that A Good Game is like a hi-tech version of The Outlander. And that’s all I’m gonna say about that because I don’t wanna spoil the story in any way.
Charlotte is in a boarding school, studying and preparing for a marriage. Or that’s what she thinks. Learning new things is exciting and she excelled in her studies. Submitting to the strict house rules is more difficult for the intelligent and opinionated young woman.
One night she encounters a handsome stranger. Trent. Charlotte fears that she’ll never experience love and that fear makes her give into him. On multiple occasions. There are consequences and until it’s too late to regret anything, she’s fallen for him.
When the reality hits Charlie and she finds out the truth… she has no choice but to obey those in command. And soon she realizes, that there never were any choices to make. Everything has been laid out to her long time ago. There’s a game going on. The world is the board and her moves are decided by others.
This was an amazing novel that rendered me speechless. D.D. Shaw has written a book that has romance, sizzling hot love, lies, betrayal, elements of sci-fi… you name it and it’s probably there. Besides all that, A Good Game is also a raw depiction of human nature, what we are willing to do to survive and save our own lives. What some of us are ready to sacrifice to reach their goals and fulfill their dreams.
Beautifully composed together, the story flows effortlessly and keeps the readers on their toes the whole time. If you want a thrilling reading experience, I recommend A Good Game!