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View all 7 comments. Oct 01, Sarah rated it it was amazing Shelves: Do you know that feeling of adrenaline that is mixed with fear and excitement that you get from those new rides at the themes parks? Well that is exactly how I felt the whole way through this novel. My heart is still pounding even now just thinking about it.

Instead of it being over in seconds though like a ride would be, I felt it for the few hours that it took me to devour this book. I actually think it should come with those warning signs that you get at the theme parks a WOW………. I actually think it should come with those warning signs that you get at the theme parks as believe me, this is not one for the faint hearted what so ever! It is actually quite hard to believe that the story is set over four hours. Not only has the author managed to do that, he has created one of the most adrenaline fuelled novels that I have ever read in my whole entire life!

I actually felt like I had been in the boxing ring, the author constantly kept hitting me with shocks and surprises galore.


No matter how many times he hit me with them I kept getting back up begging for more. To start with, the whole life style of JJ Jody Jordan and the other diners made me envious. The power, money and lifestyles these people have is something most of us can only ever dream of. When an armed bomber takes over the restaurant though and what entails after, well all I can say is that, that envy did not last for long and I was counting my lucky stars that I was not caught up in the whole ordeal.

What happens in those four hours has to be some of the most intense reading I have ever experienced. I actually felt like I was with the other diners and in total fear of my life. I actually had to take a few deep breathes as it felt like I had been holding it all the way through.

The Killing Game is a novel I could just go on and on and on and on about. It really is that good. In fact not just good, but absolutely with out a doubt just simply brilliant. Readers really need to read it for themselves to get the full impact of just how great a novel this is.

To me it has HollyWood Block Buster written all over it. My thanks to Bookouture for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Oct 10, Amy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Full review on www. The cover is striking and immediately caught my eye, then when I read the blurb I was instantly fascinated. Hostage situations are always good for high intensity and drama.

The suspense and intrigue start immediately with no hesitation from Carol. Thus begins a nonstop, action packed, thrilling ride that left me breathless. It just never lets up, the reader is constantly being assaulted by insane plot twists and shocking turns of events. Since I was unable to do that, I was thinking about how it would all play out constantly. Relentless action, nail biting moments, and a cast of characters that are flawed, self serving, egotistical and real are what The Killing Game is made of.

I wholeheartedly recommend this one for anyone that enjoys thrillers or even action movies as it reminded me quite a bit of a blockbuster movie. Oct 01, Joanne Robertson rated it it was amazing.

I'm a HUGE fan of James Carol and his Jefferson Winter series featuring the FBI profiler, so it was with great curiosity to see what else he could come up with and, I am happy to tell you that this standalone book is absolutely brilliant! The description "rollercoaster ride of a book" can't even begin to depict the total adrenaline rush of this fast paced thriller.

I felt like I had to keep my heart rate as high as the suicide bomber just in case it affected the outcome of this catastrophic even I'm a HUGE fan of James Carol and his Jefferson Winter series featuring the FBI profiler, so it was with great curiosity to see what else he could come up with and, I am happy to tell you that this standalone book is absolutely brilliant!

I felt like I had to keep my heart rate as high as the suicide bomber just in case it affected the outcome of this catastrophic event! I do love it when you become so involved with a book you feel like you are there, living it alongside the characters and I'm happy to report that I was totally blown away by it no pun intended!

I love strong female characters and Jody Johnson, known as JJ was a typical gutsy heroine that wasn't always totally honest and likeable but for me she stole the show.

Alex King was also a character with questionable morals but who evolved throughout the plot along with the others until you weren't really sure where your sympathies lie. To have all the action eat within a restaurant full of important figures in Hollywood was a stroke of genius as it kept the action tightly packed with the occasional insight into the journalists waiting helplessly outside along with the FBI.

If this book doesn't get made into a Hollywood blockbuster then I will eat my hat grey, woolly, very hard to digest! In fact I was doing a mental casting all the way through so if any Hollywood producers need me, just call! Very few books can make me abandon my TBR schedule but this book jumped to the top of the pile as soon as I had a copy and I loved every single second of it. Very highly recommended by me! Thanks to Bookouture for my review copy and this is my unbiased review in return.

Review first published on my blog http: The Killing Game is a standalone thriller written under the pseudonym JS Carol, now anyone whose a huge crime thriller fan will know J. S Carol is in fact James Carol the number 1 best selling author of Broken Dolls, the first in a Review first published on my blog http: S Carol is in fact James Carol the number 1 best selling author of Broken Dolls, the first in a series of thrillers featuring former FBI profiler Jefferson Winter, who I just happen to be a huge fan of.

So when I was asked to review an exclusive early copy of The Killing Game I literally jumped at the chance to read this standalone thriller.

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From the off this has to be one of the most tense novels I have read in a long time, the pace is relentless. The chapters are delivered in half hour slots which add a sense of urgency to the plot as the FBI attempt to bring the hostage situation to a safe conclusion. The author describes the scene and atmosphere of the hostages situation so vividly I felt like I was there living their nightmare, the anxiety and fear the victims felt were tangible throughout.

Adding to the suspense is the Unknown identity of the armed bomber and their motives, believe me when I say the bomber is one of most complex, cold and calculated killers I have ever come across. The Killing Game is a highly addictive read, in fact I felt I needed therapy after finishing it, as this book left me with a hell of a book hangover! In my humble opinion The Killing Games has the hallmarks of a Hollywood blockbuster, with a highly original plot, action a plenty, and bucketfuls of suspense this is the perfect action thriller novel.

Purely terrifying!! I've just finished reading this book and honestly I'm still waiting for my pulse rate to return to normal. Carol took me on a claustrophobic, adrenaline-pumping, hair-raising ride that's left me an emotional wreck. I'd surely pee in my pants and die of a heart attack there and then. And Purely terrifying!! And that would have been the easiest way out of this terrifying situation.

This is what happens to a bunch of Hollywood's rich and famous while dining at Alfie's, an exclusive restaurant in LA. Nowhere to hide. From then on things turn very ugly. These people, who were used to give orders, now have to obey someone else's demands or else While this is happening, all major newsrooms break the story to the world.

Police seal off the street and journalists rush to the area to fight for the best vantage point, exclusive coverage and interviews. Reading this book, my mind was full of questions such as: Who is this guy? Why is he doing this? Why did he target this particular restaurant? How will it all end? How many hostages will have to die before this bomber is stopped? Okay, this book is certainly NOT for the faint-hearted. From the first page, I knew that this would be a great read. The fast-paced action starts almost immediately and never slows down.

The author certainly succeded in creating the right level of urgency, tension and danger. While I was reading it, I could feel my heart pumping very fast and I'm sure my blood pressure sky-rocketed. Short, fast-paced, tension-packed chapters kept my heart racing throughout and made me go through this book like a breeze.

The events in this book take place over a period of 4 hours. Chapters alternate between what's happening inside the restaurant, on the street outside and in the TRN Newsroom.

I found myself actually looking forward to the scenes outside the restaurant as I couldn't bear the high tension inside the restaurant. On many occasions I realised I was holding my breath, afraid to turn on to the next page. There were moments in which my hand instinctively went to cover my mouth. I imagined I was one of those poor terrified hostages with my life hanging on the line. My heart was in my mouth throughout and as the number of victims increased I found myself mentally pleading with the bomber to STOP and with the author to turn the chain of events in a favourable direction for the hostages, as I truly couldn't stand the tension any more.

But that didn't happen and the author kept traumatising me one chapter after the other. This book is not worth 5 stars It is absolutely one of the best thrillers I've read in ages and will certainly be among my top 10 best reads of this year. With huge thanks to the lovely Kim Nash of Bookouture for sending me a very early copy of this book to read and review. One of my favourite authors, James Carol, was signed to Bookouture earlier this year and Kim gave me the opportunity to read his newest standalone novel, The Killing Game.

Cue smiling like a loon and being all giddy at the thought of reading this book before release! The Killing Game is an adrenaline-filled, heart-pounding roller coaster full of action. From the first to the last page, I was completely and utterly at the mercy of this book. I was turning the pages like they were on fire, it was that good!!! The story focuses on a hostage situation in a restaurant in LA. A man with a bomb strapped to his body has a room filled with influential and important movie industry people and the story is told in a short timeline but it manages to pack a very weighty punch.

The reader becomes invested in all of the characters, willing them to cooperate and to stay invisible to the bomber. What follows is a pulse pounding thriller. Who is the bomber? Why is he there? These questions ultimately get answered but the journey to these answers is not without peril for all involved.

The characters are all so engaging, including those who are reporting from outside the building. Carol has done an excellent job in showing just how ruthless the 24 hour news cycle can be in terms of getting the story. The Killing Game reads like an action movie.

I cannot verbalise how much I enjoyed this book.

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It is a page turning thriller of the highest degree. Sep 28, Louise Wilson rated it it was amazing. Alfie's is the restaurant where the rich and famous go to eat and this lunch time it is fully booked, filled with Hollywoods hottest stars. Then a masked gunman takes everyone hostage. He knows everything about everyone that is in the restaurant. He is also wearing a suicide vest that he's attached to a watch which measures his heart rate.

If his heart rate goes to high or to low the bomb will automatically explode. WOW this is well written, full of suspense and is disturbingly brutal. I highly r Alfie's is the restaurant where the rich and famous go to eat and this lunch time it is fully booked, filled with Hollywoods hottest stars. I highly recommend this book.

I would like to thank NetGalley, Bookouture and the author J. Carol for my ARC in exchange for an honest review. View all 3 comments. Oct 13, Noelle rated it it was amazing. I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I have to be totally honest…. The original title also put me off, but TheKillingGame is by far the better choice - well I think so, anyway! Ok — now that I have got that off my chest, here is my actual review! Set in Hollywood, the American tone is clearly felt throughout.

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Arrogance, selfishness, revenge, loss as well as new beginnings are some of the common threads you will find within the story-line. The characters were memorable and each one had a role to play in the unravelling of the plot — but I will mention my two faves, rather than focus on them all…. J in particular, stuck in my head as I just was not sure what to make of her.

She annoyed me at first, but once her vulnerable side was revealed, she really grew on me. A mahoosive HellYeah recommendation from me if you are looking for a CrimeThriller that will leave you on the edge of your seat!

Oct 16, Shell Baker rated it it was amazing Shelves: Can you imagine my excitement when a copy of this book drops in my email inbox with no cover, title or blurb all i know is, it's by J. S Carroll. I couldn't contain my excitement and got stuck in straight away reading it in a matter of hours. I simply couldn't put it down this is one hell of a page turner. I was hooked from the very first page. A masked gunman walks in a restaurant filled with Hollywood's hottest stars and takes everyone hostage!

And the story is written over fours hours. Sounds e Can you imagine my excitement when a copy of this book drops in my email inbox with no cover, title or blurb all i know is, it's by J.

Sounds exciting doesn't it?! Honestly this book is that tense and exciting that my pulse was beating that hard I thought my heart was going to explode! This is without a doubt one pulse racing read that J. S Carroll has cleverly woven together, taking you on the ride of your life. Which I cannot recommend it enough.

If fast paced thrillers are your thing you will totally love this. It's 5 massive stars from me Thank you to Kim Nash at Bookouture for a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Oh my Mr Carol! I wasn't quite sure what to expect when reading the synopsis but it certainly sounded like a thrilling book. So a very exclusive restaurant named 'Alfie's' in the heart of Hollywood which holds numerous high end celebrities and Industry stars is about to become a prison to its occupants. When a masked gunman walks in and takes them all hostage it seems its everybod Oh my When a masked gunman walks in and takes them all hostage it seems its everybody for themselves.

JJ seems to be the lead in this book and we meet her at the beginning when she arrives for her lunch and in a heartbeat her day switches and we see her react to the scene unfolding in front of her.

JS Carol has kind of outdone himself but in a different way. Eloquent I'm not, but I kind of know what I am trying to say. HIs Jefferson books are awesome but very different. This latest book of his is the high octane, heart pounding kind of Thriller that makes you hold your breath. It's so good its scary if you like that sort of thing. So it seems is JS Carol! In addition to JJ, we see glimpses of the other restaurant attendees and the second seemingly main character is a new kid on the block, the very bankable actor Alex King.

Alex is in a slightly different situation as the other characters in this book and this very much seems to keep the tension ratcheted up to its highest possible gear with this additional element to the story. From the very first few chapters I did NOT stop reading. Read in less than a day it was a book that I didn't want to miss if that makes sense.

You know those films where you are engrossed and you think "right I will put the kettle on"? You move to the edge of the settee and think, "in just one second I will do it" and then you stay there and before you know it the film is rolling the credits Thankfully I was able to make it to the kettle as I read whilst waiting for it to boil.

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