Belinda’s Review: The Killing Game by The Black Rose

The Killing GameThe Killing Game: Part One of The Blood Negotiators
written by The Black Rose
published by Andrich Publishing

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange  for an honest review.

Did I enjoy this book: 

There’s so much to say about this book, I’m not sure where to start. First, the cover is beautiful. The title is shocking. It’ll definitely grab the reader’s attention as they scan potential purchases – nicely done.

Then there’s the story: romance, lies, suspense, and high-level government cover-ups – Shew! How much more can you cram into one book?

The story is told from multiple perspectives and in a non-linear fashion. In the past, I’ve deducted stars for authors who do that because it’s not my preference. I’m changing my criteria going forward. If the author does it well, he or she should get credit, even if it’s not my personal favorite style.


Would I recommend it: It depends.  If you’re looking for something quick and easy to read while sunbathing, take a pass on this one.  On the other hand, if you are planning a quiet evening with red wine and a good book, go for it.


About the book – from Goodreads: As the Director of the New York Division of the FBI, Ives Andrich is confronted with investigating the woman he has waited a lifetime to find. Because of her more than accurate novel about an Italian crime lord, the Bureau, against Ives’ wishes, asks for her help in infiltrating the inner organization of the nation’s most nefarious Mafia don.

When the Bureau’s plan fails and she becomes dangerously entangled in the private life of the nation’s most wanted criminal, Ives’ tolerance for Bureau mishaps vanishes. No holds barred, he puts everything on the line to save the woman he loves in Part One of The Killing Game.