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Bubble: A Thriller (The Game) - Anders de la Motte

The Game has proved to be a very dangerous experience for Henrik "HP" Petterson. He is in the middle of a deep crisis and living an isolated life, convinced he is under constant surveillance by both the police and the Game Master. He keeps catching glimpses of people from his previous assignments, and soon his paranoia grows to madness. He no longer knows who or what to believe and the boundaries between The Game and real life are more blurred than ever. Still, he is determined to accomplish one final mission in order to shed light on the Game and uncover the truth behind it, no matter what the consequences will be. 

Rebecca’s life has changed drastically since her brother became involved in The Game. She has quit the police force and started working with private security for an IT company owned by the behemoth PayTag Group. Her relationship is hanging by a thread after her affair with a police colleague and she does her best to save it. Moreover, she is popping pills in order to cope with the stress. When she gets access to a safe-deposit box that belonged to her father that contains a gun and several passports, she starts her own search for the truth. There might be a connection between her father’s past, The Game, and what is happening to her brother HP… (source)

 

 

I hardly ever abandon books, but I'm going to do it with this one. And it's all on me - it's not a reflection of the book at all, so if you're thinking of picking up this book to read, please don't let my experience deter you.  I received an ARC from NetGalley, just as I had with the rest of the trilogy. I've had it on my Kindle for like 3 months now, and I've put off reading it until now. Since it was released to the public 2 days ago, I figured I better buckle down and read it. 

 

It's not that this book or the series is bad. But I just found it boring. I guess I'm not really interested in books that are all action. I need more substance than continuous suspense and action. It's odd - 90% of the time, action sequences, like gun fights, actually bore me. I guess it's why I've barely sat through 3 James Bond movies, haha. I need more drama and scandal and character development! And so tonight, when I sat down and finally started reading this, I found myself 1/3 of the way through and I honestly don't know if I could really tell you what happened. I just read, but it was like I wasn't processing what I was reading - not because the book is bad, but it just didn't interest me. And I kind of feel like a bit of a failure for not finishing it, but I'm going to take this as a lesson that I need to be more selective in the books that I request to review. It'll make things more enjoyable for me and more productive for authors/publishers. I hate to limit myself to certain genres, but I also would rather not waste authors' time - so from now on, I'm only requesting books from genres that I know I usually love. 

 

So, sorry, Anders de la Motte - I do think your series has great potential among fans of the thriller genre, but as a historical fiction/romance/YA/classics girl, I think I can safely say that it's just not for me.