Imagine blithely driving down the freeway when without warning your car begins shaking, rattling faster and faster; you’re doing your best to remain calm as sweat forms on your forehead and your hands tremble. Then boom, flap, flap, flap. Something’s terribly wrong, control’s barely there and you know the outcome isn’t looking rosy.
(Editor’s Note: That actually happened to Sandra last week.)
That’s akin to my experience at the conclusion of Barry Lyga’s Game, the second in his I Hunt Killers Trilogy. The first, I Hunt Killers, ended with resolution and the knowledge that the sequel was on hand, ready and waiting.
Conversely, Game ended like a blowout on the freeway.
What in the name of all that’s creepy, frightening and gripping happened with that thrilling, brutally-cliffhangerific book?