The bodyguards of Elite Guardians Agency have it all.
When Maddy McKay and Quinn Holcombe don't show up for Quinn's birthday party, his friends know that something is very wrong. Their search turns up little beyond evidence that Quinn and Maddy have vanished. And it soon becomes apparent that they did not leave of their own accord.
Maddy awakens in a cement room with no idea where she is. But it's not long before she realizes she's in the clutches of a madman who exacts revenge through games--hunting games. His prey of choice? Humans. Now Maddy and Quinn must run for their lives and outwit their killer when their game begins.
Because if they don't win this game . . . they die.
Lynette Eason is the bestselling author of the Women of Justice series, the Deadly Reunions series, and the Hidden Identity series, as well as Always Watching and Without Warning in the Elite Guardians series. She is the winner of an ACFW Carol Award, the Selah Award, and the Inspirational Readers' Choice Award. She has a master's degree in education from Converse College and lives in South Carolina. Learn more at www.lynetteeason.com
Being hunted by a mad-man, caught in a stairwell with a lunatic, or various other incidents of suspense will only keep you reading until you reach the end.
Fast paced is how I would describe this book. From the very beginning Lynnette keeps you on the edge of your seat with suspense. Maddy and Quinn have been friends for a long time, but their relationship is at a crossroads. Maddy loves Quinn and has stuck by him for some length of time through thick and thin, but he continuously keeps people an arms length away. Never allowing any one to get too close. When both are kidnapped and the danger gets deep, their relationship goes to an all new level. Each comes with baggage from the past, and they are both struggling to work through the challenges that hold them back.
This book was full of constant twists and turns and intense scenarios. The author really thought this one out. She keeps you guessing the whole way through. The only thing I found a bit disappointing was that the climax seemed to happen more at the beginning than the end. I never really did figure out who the killer was, although I had my suspicions towards the end. It wasn't predictable. I enjoyed the growth and maturity in Maddy and Quinn's relationship and their willingness to work through the hard stuff.
Although book 3 in the series, it can be read as a stand alone. There is some reference to characters that are in the other books, mostly including Maddy and Quinn's friends, but the plot is totally irrelevant to the previous plots. I was provided with a free copy of this book to read by the publisher. All opinions are my own and I was not asked to review positively.