Wicked Game by Lisa Jackson &Nancy Bush

Wicked, Book 1

Synopsis: One By One, They’ll Die…

Twenty years ago, wild child Jessie Brentwood vanished from St. Elizabeth’s high school. Most in Jessie’s tight circle of friends believed she simply ran away. Few suspected that Jessie was hiding a shocking secret-one that brought her into the crosshairs of a vicious killer…

Until There’s No One Left…

Two decades pass before a body is unearthed on school grounds and Jessie’s old friends reunite to talk. Most are sure that the body is Jessie’s, that the mystery of what happened to her has finally been solved. But soon, Jessie’s friends each begin to die in horrible, freak accidents that defy explanation…

But Her…

Becca Sutcliff has been haunted for years by unsettling visions of Jessie, certain her friend met with a grisly end. Now the latest deaths have her rattled. Becca can sense that an evil force is shadowing her too, waiting for just the right moment to strike. She feels like she’s going crazy. Is it all a coincidence-or has Jessie’s killer finally returned to finish what was started all those years ago?

Review: I had not heard of this series before reading it, but I was curious to find out more. I always enjoy discovering a new suspense / thriller series and it was therefore a good opportunity with this novel. I admit that with the French summary, I did not expect to find a paranormal touch, but it was a nice surprise to find this nice mix. I was still a little anxious before getting into the story. Yes because I have to say that I had the opportunity to see some somewhat mixed reviews and I was afraid to feel the same way. But ultimately no, I had a good time with the story and I’m quite curious to see how the other novels will be.

Becca has grown up since high school but it’s true that her heart always remained turned to the boy she loved at that time. But time has passed and that’s why she does not see all these people she was hanging with anymore. But now, there is a body in her old school … and a girl of their group was missing all those years ago. The group then reforms, trying to understand if this girl is none other than Jessie, and to understand what happened when they were younger. But this introspection in their past will attract more dark forces than they thought and each of them could put their lives in danger. But through this investigation, a nice thing also appears, a beautiful relationship between Becca and her ex-boyfriend Hudson.

It was very touching to see the two together in love. Although their lives have changed over the years, we can clearly see that they have not managed to overcome their history. They are a very nice couple and although they have a little trouble at the start about the way to interact with the other, something very strong links them. Becca is a girl different from the others, oh yes, because she has some visions she does not fully understand but which help her to understand what is happening.

In terms of the investigation and intrigue, I admit that I was surprised several times. The author provides us many revelations throughout the story that we do not expect at all, about the killer, the murder, Becca or even Jessie. I really enjoyed everything and I’m curious to learn more, including about this community, this sect we hear about. A good discovery.

4

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21 thoughts on “Wicked Game by Lisa Jackson &Nancy Bush

  1. I’m glad to know that this book was able to please you and surprise you! Murders, mystery, and thrillers are one of my favorite things to read in Fiction, so I’ll definitely be checking this out when I have the time! Not a fan of the cover, though 😉 But then again, covers rarely speak for a book’s quality!

    Faye at The Social Potato

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