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Game of Secrets: A Novel

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  • Posted June 20, 2012

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    An emotionally woven wooden roller coaster ride.

    As you partake in Game of Secrets you awaken your senses to a place and time that feels familiar as if you yourself have been there before. The characters in this novel feel frozen in time as emotions ripple through with every turned of the page. The main characters have so much in common yet they keep those emotions encased within themselves as if waiting for someone to come along and crack their shells. As the story unfolds it weaves back and forth between not only different characters but also the past and present, as different characters are place into the limelight.

    The main character' consist of three women Jane, Marne her daughter and Ada Varick the former mistress of Jane's father. Jane meets weekly with Ada for a game of scrabble as the past unravels between them. While Marne, Jane's daughter who is in her 30's and now back living at home with mom and dad has given in to old feelings for Ray the son of Ada.

    This prose is quite unique and not like I have ever come across before in a book. At first I was not even sure if I even liked this story as it took a few chapters for me to get used to the authors style. This is one book one needs to read slowly, if not you will surely miss the clues within the story and the meanings of the secrets brought together between past and present. It reinforced for me that sense that we are all somehow connected, each and every thought, emotion, word spoken has meaning no matter how insignificant each one may feel. Like a word on a scrabble board we are all woven in between place, time and others.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 10, 2011

    Well written but don't expect a shocking ending

    Based on the title and description, I thought that there would be a Oh, my God." moment regarding the history and putting pieces of the puzzle together. It is definitely worth the read however, as it keeps the reader engaged.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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