Review | Mind Games

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Mind Games by Nora Roberts

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As they do each June, the Foxes have driven the winding roads of Appalachia to drop off their children for a two-week stay at their grandmother’s. Here, twelve-year-old Thea can run free and breathe in the smells of pine and fresh bread and Grammie’s handmade candles. But as her parents head back to suburban Virginia, they have no idea they’re about to cross paths with a ticking time bomb.

Back in Kentucky, Thea and her grandmother Lucy both awaken from the same nightmare. And though the two have never discussed the special kind of sight they share, they know as soon as their tearful eyes meet that something terrible has happened.

The kids will be staying with Grammie now in Redbud Hollow, and thanks to Thea’s vision, their parents’ killer will spend his life in supermax. Over time, Thea will make friends, build a career, find love. But that ability to see into minds and souls still lurks within her, and though Grammie calls it a gift, it feels more like a curse―because the inmate who shattered her childhood has the same ability. Thea can hear his twisted thoughts and witness his evil acts from miles away. He knows it, and hungers for vengeance. A long, silent battle will be waged between them―and eventually bring them face to face, and head to head…

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Hott Review:

What happens when someone burrows into your brain and stays there. When they take residence and try to drive you mad… With fright, with anger, with grief?

How do you fight back? How do you persevere? How do you flourish?

Thea knows and with the help of her Grammie and brother has blocked the worst of the serial killer from her mind but at some point that’s going to end and one of them will need to win this mind game.

Wow!! This book! It is so encompassing. As I read I sunk deeper and deeper into the Kentucky mountain sanctuary and family she calls home. I sunk into the relationships and the community. I cried and celebrated with all of them.

Mind Games is quite unlike anything I’ve ever read and yet, so familiar. It’s romantic suspense at its finest and book you’re going to want to savor. So take some time for self-care and grab yourself a copy.

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Author: Nora Roberts
Source: NetGalley – St. Martin’s Press
Publisher & Date: May 21, 2024 by St. Martin’s Press
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense
ISBN: 9781250289698 (ISBN10: 1250289696)
Pages: 432
Grade: B+
Ages: 16+
Steam: PG+
Setting: The Appalachia mountains in Kentucky

 

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