In Autumn of 2008, the Lambert family headed to western Pennsylvania for a weekend getaway to the family cabin.
They visited hell instead:
The Fannelli brothers. Two psychopaths who believed themselves exceptional, put on this Earth for the soul purpose of tormenting others for their own amusement. To make people play their twisted games.
Except the Lamberts managed the impossible. They played the game and survived. Showed the Fannelli brothers that they'd messed with the wrong family.
However, the game is far from over. There are some new players in town. Players who appear to have close ties to the Fannelli brothers. Players who are taking things very personally...and promising results that are very deadly.
If you thought you'd glimpsed evil before, prepare to plummet headfirst into the abyss as author Jeff Menapace shows you a new level of fear and heart-stopping suspense.
Let the vengeful games begin...
The novel 'Vengeful Games' kicks off exactly at the time when the first novel 'Bad Games' ends. In the beginning we meet two sick-minded murderous sociopaths, this time, a gorgeous young woman and her father. Their primary aim is now to play their sick games with the poor Lambert family as vengeance for what they did to the Fannelli brothers.
All members of the Lambert family are still recovering, both physically and psychologically from the ordeal through which they have been passed by the Fannelli brothers and they have sought counselling and therapy. Carrie and Caleb, the kids, were the most badly affected.
Unfortunate events start to happen one after the other to the unsuspecting Lambert family and at first they believe that bad luck has just struck them, however when the severity of these events increases dramatically, they realise that once again, someone with the intention to harm them must be behind all this. They realise that the Games have actually never ended.
This book is really a fast page turner with frequent twists and turns. When I was reading, especially through the last quarter of the book I could not put it down and I found myself really concerned for the Lambert family and wanting to know what will happen next.
The finale is spectacular. In part I did not expect that it would end as it did and I was both happy and frustrated at the end, (you'll know why when you finish this book). Don't take me wrong, I was impressed by the author's ability to create the final scenes. Also, the finale does not reveal anything on how the story might continue in the third novel of this series, to be soon issued by the author.
Once again, a deserved "Hip-Hip Hooray!!!" to Jeff Menapace.