Only A Game

Only A Game

by Sherry L. Gibson




Super egos are playing a game while evil forces lurk in the background. Only a Game is a suspense-filled novel about an emotionally dysfunctional family. Diane, the mother, is an emotional wreck. Alan feeds off his mother's terror and insecurities. Their battle rages on to a violent conclusion. Diane suspects that all is not as it seems with her son. Diane fears her son may be possessed. Alan deludes himself into thinking he is innocent. Diane's teen daughter, Crystal, is caught in the middle between her dysfunctional mother and brother. This family is locked in the clutches of terror while dementia and demons rage forward.

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ISBN-13: 9781591298434
Publisher: Publish America
Publication date: 04/28/2003
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.08(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.55(d)

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Only A Game 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
How much despair can one woman endure, can one family endure. how far can one person go to save their family or at least as much of it as they can. A psychological thriller that leaves you sad, mad, fearful, angry but still wanting more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nancy USA (8/2/2004) Only a Game is an emotionally charged ride through a dysfunctional family and the secrets they possess. From the very first paragraph I was able to experience all the pain and torture the family had been subjected to. It is quite clear there are demons and angels along for the ride, but who are the pawns and who are the leaders? This is a must read and will really get deep into your head! Playing games, mind games, power trips, obsession, finding control, these are just some of the themes and issues featured in this suspense-ridden novel. You are taken on a roller coaster ride of what is real and what is not. Diane is a mother wracked with voices, memories, and a past that she begs to forget. The pain she endures is something she endures alone. With every outburst and cry for help, she is met with her family questioning her own sanity. Is she the one going crazy or are there darker forces making her think she is? With her husband away at sea constantly, providing their only means of financial support, she battles each day alone with a will that tests her faith and mocks her progress. Her son, Alan, a boy ready to become a man if his mother would just give him some space, doesn¿t seem to be himself. Years of altered behaviors, changes in character, and events he barely remembers, for him everything is a nightmare, or at least that is how it seems. Looking into the mirror, the image reflected is not one he¿s sure he recognizes. Concerned for his mother¿s welfare he tries to take charge of the situation, anything to take the focus away from the images he keeps seeing. What the author has done here is get deep into the headspace of characters that are on the edge, threatening to delve into a state they fear and try to fight. The dialogue is raw, emotions are powerful, and twists run plenty in each chapter. There is such a rush of real inner dialogue, it sweeps you up and doesn¿t let go until you are at the conclusion. Sherry L. Gibson gives you an in your face story with a plotline that moves at a speed of light pace. She challenges your own ability to handle a situation and makes you question it every step of the way. I was physically and mentally exhausted by the time I finished the book. This is a clear picture of how dysfunction is handled in families, the way time passes yet nothing changes. These people move along in their lives, consumed by their thoughts, always questioning other¿s behavior, yet not taking responsibility for themselves. The characters will stay on your mind long after you¿ve finished, and perhaps makes you think about your own inner strengths, and the demons you may battle inside. Only a Game is more than just a novel, it is an inside glimpse into a personal hell.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Only a Game by Sherry Gibson. From the first page to the last you are glued to the pages. Keep up the good work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Only a Game' is a thriller from the opening page. The author sets the scene so well around the family involved in the book and leaves you wanting more. I could not put this book down! And highly recommend this book...for a first time author, Mrs Gibson has done an excellent job!