Within reading the first chapter of A Game of Greed and Deception, I knew that Matthews was going to be a skilled plot-weaver. A seemingly ideal family almost immediately starts to seem “off” (especially the Southern-accented wife. if this is ever made into a movie, I am auditioning for the part of Tammy :)). Plot summary aside, you know within the first few chapters that this family vacation is not going to go well, and in fact, it goes very wrong. Deadly wrong.
The hunter becomes the hunted in this cat-and-mouse psychological thriller that will leave you frustrated (in a good way) because you cannot stand it: you have to find out just what hell IS going on. The symbolism that Matthews uses throughout (the dead fox, the dead owl, the hunter, the snakes) is expert. Told mainly from the perspective of the wife (who is slowly descending into complete madness) and the couple’s clever, sophisticated nine-year old daughter the reader can see that things aren’t as they seem.
The main theme of this edge-of-your-seat killer of a thriller is karma. But I’m not going to spoil the plot, so you will have to read to find out. overall, though, a highly recommended read that is sure to satisfy with its extreme level of suspense and shokcingly unexpected ending.
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