“Tory Brennan – great niece of Dr Temperance Brennan – and the Virals return for their most terrifying adventure yet. Morris Island has barely had a chance to return to normality after the high profile trial of the Gamemaster, when two local students seem to vanish into thin air. Tory Brennan and the Virals pack move quickly in their attempts to discover what has happened to their twin classmates. But the pack’s canine powers are growing wilder, and it is becoming ever harder to conceal the secret which protects them. When Tory and her friends find evidence of blood in the students’ basement, they realise that the disappearance is no game. But in order to save the twins, the Virals must risk the exposure of their powers, and in doing so put even their own lives in terrible danger.”
This book felt back on form after the last book. I loved the first two books, but the third just felt a little too fantasy like, but this one came back to its roots and I loved it. The writing was sharp and the story flowed well throughout. I couldn’t put it down and read it quite quickly considering I’m only really reading before I go to bed at the moment.
This book focused more on the relationships between the main characters. It used the events and upheaval of the story from the previous book to show how their relationships had suffered. It was real and I really thought there was no going back so it was great to see how they worked things out and how hard it was to do that. It really resonated with me and I do believe some relationships are worth saving, but others aren’t.
I also loved the storyline bring Chance back into the game. He was a big character in the first book and has played a supporting role since. Maybe this is also why this book feels like it’s going back to where it all began. This is one of those series where not much time elapsed during the books and also between the books, so the characters aren’t aging anywhere near as much as I think they are and I have to remind myself of that as a lot has happened since the first book in s short amount of time.
This book ended on a big cliff-hanger and so I cannot wait to find out when happens next!