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Mind Games

Mind Games, June 2024
by Nora Roberts

St. Martin's Press
352 pages
ISBN: 1250289696
EAN: 9781250289698
Kindle: B0CGRYWVJD
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"another in a long list of amazing stories by this talented author"

Fresh Fiction Review

Mind Games
Nora Roberts

Reviewed by Sandra Wurman
Posted May 19, 2024

Romance Suspense

In short, there is no one like Nora Roberts. Her books are filled with characters that take on a life of their own. And in MIND GAMES Nora Roberts outdoes herself. From start to finish this story has you hooked. It’s the little aside references that get me every time. A song, an event, a link between characters. MIND GAMES is just a masterpiece.

 

One of the lead characters Thea and her brother Rem tragically lost their parents. The event is written concisely and detailed at the start of this story. It is life-altering for many folks and that is just the beginning of a saga of life, challenges, and revenge. Thea is a software genius, her forte is gaming. Her ideas come from dreams but her life itself is ripe with ongoing nightmares that she fights to keep in the background. Thea shares an inborn talent of sorts with Grandma Lucy. They see things, they are sensitive. A curse and a blessing you might say.

 

Lucy has brought up both Thea and Rem. This trio is tight. And the love between them is palatable. Another nod toward Nora Roberts.

 

MIND GAMES is a sort of adventure tale much like Thea’s games. In this case, we are the audience to their lives which are filled with wonders and worries. In the end, it’s how you manage these passages in your life. Kind of like the challenges inserted in a game. Watch out for pitfalls. Make good decisions. And most importantly never back down, remain strong.

 

Oh so very clever. That is what will surely pop into your mind frequently while reading MIND GAMES. Nora Roberts pulled out all the stops and dug deep into her creative mind to come up with this larger-than-life tale about games and life and love and trust. Well, the list goes on never-ending which is how you will feel when you get to the last page. More, more I want more. That’s Nora Roberts for you.

 

This is a difficult review to write since I would be terribly remiss giving away much of the plot. It’s for the reader to unfold. Suffice it to say, MIND GAMES is a true page-turning gem penned by the awesome Nora Roberts. Put this one on your must-read list.

 

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SUMMARY

The #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Identity presents a suspenseful new novel of tragedy and trauma, love and family, and the evil that awaits.

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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