Review: A Harmless Little Game

A Harmless Little Game
A Harmless Little Game by Meli Raine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Harmless Little Game is a truly exhilaratingly, pulse pounding thriller that will claw its way under your skin and into the core of your very being. It will settle into the depths of your heart and seep into every part of your soul. Your small world will be rocked to its very foundation, and you will ask more questions than you will ever find answers to. What you will begin to discover is that this story is so much more then what you first believe. Indulge in every facet of this incredible story and lose yourself to its many layers and levels of meaning. This is yet another spectacular creation of the fantastically talented Meli Raine that you will not want to miss a single word as you savor this beautifully crafted work of art.

Lindsay’s entire life morphed into one never-ending nightmare one fateful night. People she thought were friends betrayed her in the worst possible way, and she was left with scars that cover her body, her heart, and her soul. After emerging from this hell, she scrapes her way back to reality and to being human again. She is literally hanging on by a thin shard of hope as she finds her world once again being wildly shifted. Running out of options and desperate for allies, Lindsay finds herself trying to skate the thin veneer of her life to not alert those pulling the strings that she has her own plans that will twist the rules of this old game. By a wondrous miracle hope comes in the form of her old boyfriend Drew and her newly regained friend Jane. Can she trust them with the information they are feeding her, or is she truly on her own in reclaiming her life and her freedom?

Lindsay’s characters truly blew me away. Her inner strength and courage astounded me after all that she had been through. I am not sure that most people would be able to pull themselves together long enough to acknowledge the world around them after living through such a carefully created hell much less have the determination to take their life back. She is such a wonderful character so full of hope that I couldn’t help but cheer her on. Drew puzzled me more than anything. I couldn’t quite figure him out at first, but once he opened up to Lindsay, I finally realized just how incredible he is as well. He went through his own personal hell after what happened to Lindsay. I look forward to watching these two hunt down and destroy the puppeteers and show them that no one will ever pull their strings again.

I have been craving and missing these extraordinary stories from Meli Raine. I felt like I could breathe again while diving into this fantastic new series. Raine is a dream author that knows how to make you experience every aspect of her story. She effortlessly pulls your heart completely into her world. You become an integral part of the journey, and savoring every step of the journey is an exquisite gift that I thoroughly enjoy. Raine needs to be on your short list of favorite authors as she will rock your world without fail!

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