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Murder Game by Christine Feehan

January 9th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books

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I would give the latest book in the Ghostwalker series sadly a 3 out of 5 stars.

Description: Kadan Montague has been given the assignment to track down which ghostwalker is responsible for a series of murders otherwise they risk all ghostwalkers being condemned as uncontrollable abominations.  In order to do so he needs the help of Tansy Meadows, another one of the orphan girls Whitney experimented on.  She has the power to be able to touch items and get a feel for the person who handled it, what they were thinking and doing.  When Kadan first meets Tansy he knows he is in trouble as Tansy is the woman Whitney “paired” him up with for his breeding program.  She is the one who tips him off that this isn’t just one murderer but rather two teams competing with each other in some sick sort of murder game.  Tracking them down would clear the ghostwalker names but may also end up destroying Tansy.  What will Kadan choose to do?

I have to start off saying that Kadan’s story was one that I was most excited to read.  He and Raoul, “Gator”, were two of the a that grabbed me most with the Norton brothers coming in a close second.  Now that I finished the book Kadan was not at all what I was expecting.  From the other books he seemed so much more in control and how would I put it?   Refined?   I know these books are about these ultra-controlling men who finally meet the woman that make them lose control.  But for Kadan I was having a hard time liking the man behind the mask.  For some reason his story about why he is the way he is just did not get to me as much as the Norton brothers background that explained why they were such hard men.

This story also felt different from the others as it felt like reading more of a mystery novel that barely tied into the on-going struggle between the ghostwalkers and Whitney.  It almost felt like an after thought to throw in the connection to Whitney.  I guess I like in the others that not only are these men and women meeting their other halves that make them happy in life but they are working together to find and eliminate Whitney.

The saving grace to me was Tansy.  I liked her grit and how she pushed on in the investigation despite the toll it takes on her.  It was also nice to see a little more of the other team members that are most likely going to be coming up as the main characters in future books.  I think now I am probably most looking forward to reading Jeff’s story.  I want to see how he is really recovering from his stroke.  Logan Maxwell might be as good but I think I need a break from the more brooding, sexist men.  Jeff seems like more fun along the lines of Gator’s personality.

Posted in 3 Star Books, Books, Mystery, Romance

5 Responses

  1. bookworm

    great review, sorry to hear it wasnt that good. it still sounds like an interesting series.

  2. dsuzuki

    I highly recommend Night Games. Probably my favorite in the series so far.

  3. Robin of My Two Blessings

    I haven’t read anything by Christine Feehan. I’ll have to check out the series.

  4. dsuzuki

    I hope you like it! The others were pretty good.

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