Sometimes good girls do very bad things...
Academic overachiever Abbie Cooper has one simple goal: get into the Ivy League. But at St. Matthew’s Academy, nothing is ever simple. The pressure is overwhelming, the secrets are dirty, and the games are wicked. Abbie has a dirty secret—one that could destroy her chances of making it to Princeton, and the lives of those closest to her.
One day a package arrives from an anonymous source known only as The Avenger. The package contains a photo depicting the explosive secret Abbie has kept hidden from everyone—the shocking blunder she can never erase. For a price, The Avenger assures her that her secret will remain safe. There’s only one problem: The Avenger may not exist at all. So who’s out to ruin Abbie and why? To uncover the horrifying truth, she must play the game all the way to its stunning conclusion.
|Publisher:||Glede Browne Kabongo|
|File size:||5 MB|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Gledé Browne Kabongo writes intense psychological thrillers—unflinching tales of deception, secrecy, danger and family. She is the #1 Amazon bestselling author of Game of Fear, Swan Deception, Conspiracy of Silence, and Mark of Deceit. Her love affair with books began as a young girl growing up in the Caribbean, where her town library overlooked the Atlantic Ocean. She was trading books and discussing them with neighbors before Book Clubs became popular. Gledé holds both an M.S. and B.A. in communications. She was a featured speaker at the 2016 Boston Book Festival and has led workshops on publishing and the craft of writing. She hopes to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction one day, and an Oscar for screenwriting. Gledé lives outside Boston with her husband and two sons.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I’ve read “Game of Fear” as a standalone novel, not knowing that it was book 2 in a series. It wasn’t a problem, but now I want to read the first book to find out more about Abbie and her family. I liked Abbie, she was smart and strong, but had her flaws like every high school student. I read the book in one sitting, it was that good. And even when I was (almost) sure that the one person Abbie thought being responsible for what happen to her is not the one, I couldn’t figure out the who and why 'til the very end. This is a book I gladly recommend. I chose to read this book and all opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased. Thanks to NetGalley and Glede Browne Kabongo!
“Somebody is calling my name. It sounds far away. I could have imagined it, though. I stand glued to the spot in front of my locker. It looks harmless, just a space to store my things, made of metal and red paint. I shouldn’t worry. Except, there’s a monster in my bag, an envelope I’m afraid to open. It all started with my locker. Then came the late night phone call and the threatening text. There must be a connection.” Fear can make the most successful and well-tempered individuals crumble to their knees in desperation. Kabongo capitalizes on this primal emotion throughout her story by allowing a psychological suspense to build up as the story progresses. Abbie Cooper is a good girl by nature, except for that one time when she became so lost—she couldn’t keep up. When her mother was locked away in jail for suspected murder, Abbie completely fell apart. She couldn’t keep her grades up and she couldn’t sleep. All of the hard work that she put into her schooling thus far would be in vain if she gave up now. There was only one way out and she knew that it wasn’t going to be suspension. Abbie has a secret that she planned on taking to the grave—if anyone ever found out…it could end her dreams of becoming a successful medical practitioner backed by an Ivy League school. Abbie Cooper is young, beautiful, smart and patient. She has friends, enemies and thanks to a boy named Christian—she also can’t say that she has an uneventful love life. Kabongo takes this character and breaks apart her life in a step-by-step process, allowing the reader to form their own opinions about what kind of person Abbie Cooper really is. For the most part, she is that typical girl who has fallen victim to her past mistakes. The way that Abbie holds judgement over others can be seen as a foreshadowing of future events, but her motives can still be viewed as questionable. Does this make her less innocent? Does this make her a hypocrite? Only the reader can make that decision. The author does a nice job with character development and credibility. As this story unfolds, so many factors come to play into these character’s lives. With emotional conflict that will test limits and morale, Kabongo has a riveting novel that will leave readers with intrigue. If you are a reader of psychological suspense and/or women’s fiction, this may be for you. Game of Fear can be read as a standalone, but Abbie Cooper’s character is first introduced in the novel called Swan Deception. A free copy was exchanged for an honest review of this fictional piece.