The Game Master He had a memento from each of them—the Sophomore, the Wife, the Nurse. Just little things to bring back memories of the shrieks, the blood. What would he take from the Professor, he wondered? She would be best of all, isolated far from campus in her old farmhouse by the edge of the swamp. She had no idea which of the men pursuing her she could trust—the handsome grad student, the bad-boy ex-boyfriend, the wheelchair-bound former police officer. She had no idea that while she fantasized about sultry nights and twisted sheets, very different plans were being made and studied in intimate detail. Though her student had been brutally murdered, she had no idea she was at risk. But all that was about to change.
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I could barely finish this book. It was boring. Too many characters, not explained. Too many shifts in characters. Just too much going on about nothing. I was very disappointed.
Judith French has created a compelling portrait of a serial killer in this brilliant thriller. At Risk is a fast-paced tale, with enough plot twists to keep you guessing--right up till the final moment! As a forensic psychologist, I thought I had seen everything--but Ms. French's creation of The Game Master gave me goosebumps. This chilling read has it all--a psychopathic opponent, an appealing heroine, and enough heart-stopping suspense to keep you turning the pages. Judith French has proven, once again, that she is a master story-teller
A killer stalks a small town. All across it, women are dying; a student, a nurse, a housewife. His next chosen target is a professor. Perhaps she was the main target all along. Weaving a carefully crafted web of terror around Liz, the Game Master keeps the tension level high. By both terror and sexual longing, Liz is tormented. Fantasies of three men plague her, but is one of them out to kill her? Is the killer drawing closer, or is he there already? ............*** It will be impossible to solve the mystery before the denouement. Some of the eroticism appears to be frivolous, however, the psycho drama is well enough crafted to compensate for that. ***
The Game Master kept a memento from each of his victims to remind him of the euphoria of hearing the Sophomore, the Wife, and the Nurse scream until their blood stopped flowing. His next intended victim, the Professor, seems perfect for his tastes though he ponders what he will take from her as his keepsake. He assumes she should prove the easiest because her farmhouse borders nothing except a remote isolated swamp. --- Professor Liz Clark teaches history at Somerville College in Dover, Delaware. She feels pretty good about her work and her personal life as she has hunks to choose from for a change. She fantasizes sleeping with the grad student, her former boyfriend, or the wheelchair-bound ex cop. However, her sexual dreams turn into a nightmare when Liz finds the brutally slashed corpse of Tracy Fleming a sophomore in her office. Unbeknownst to her, that is a gift from a serial killer who plans to make the Professor his next victim. --- Suspense thriller fans will not be AT RISK reading Judith E French¿s terrific tension driven tale. Interestingly most of the cast is two dimensional, which adds psychological intrigue to the exhilarating story line as the one fully developed person Liz (and readers) has no idea who is stalking her or why. Instead the culprit remains murky except in terms of serial killing. Will the Game Master check mate Liz who seems to have no allies or will she survive this murdering machine; fans will read this book in one sitting to learn what happens to Liz.--- Harriet Klausner