The Never Game by Jeffery Deaver

A My Chronicle Book Box review: The Never Game by Jeffery Deaver

This is a brilliant start to a new fast paced series from an expert author of intelligent crime thrillers. It introduces a complex new hero and is a fresh take on how to solve a kidnapping. It will delight existing fans and is the perfect intro to Jeffery Deaver’s writing for new readers.

This book was included in our August 2019 Crime & Mystery box.

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It's a real treat to get to know the unique, charismatic and complex Colter Shaw. Shaw is a ‘rewarder’, similar to a bounty hunter he finds missing people in return for the reward money. It's not all about the money for him though and has been shaped by his rather unusual upbringing. Reward seeker is a refreshing change from the usual private investigator/bounty hunter stories I have read to date and this novel brings a fresh take on how to solve a kidnapping.

Shaw takes on the case of a kidnapped daughter when the father doesn't believe the police are acting fast enough, as a result he becomes embroiled in the world of video gaming. He is playing a deadly game he never expected and time is rapidly running out for the multiple kidnap victims. It is action packed and fast paced yet Jeffery Deaver manages to pack it full of detail in a way that means you can keep up with it.  

I struggled to put it down!

There is also a remarkable attention to detail in the description of location, characters and mood which is characteristic of Jeffery Deaver's writing and draws you deep into the story. If you aren't familiar with his work this is the perfect intro and I cannot wait for the next in this planned series.

I was delighted both that we were able to catch Jeffery in the UK to sign our first edition copies AND with the exclusive interview he gave us giving us a lovely insight into the man behind the books. We asked Jeffery to share with us 5 things he would like his readers to know - I bet you didn't know he is very involved in the dog-showing world.


Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication date: 16 May 2019

Publisher Synopsis:

Escape or die trying…

No.1 international bestseller Jeffery Deaver returns with a stunning new thriller – the first in an exciting series featuring enigmatic investigator Colter Shaw.

‘Masterful storytelling ― The Never Game is Deaver’s most riveting, most twisty, most unputdownable novel yet’ Karin Slaughter

A student kidnapped from the park.
Nineteen-year-old Sophie disappears one summer afternoon. She wakes up to find herself locked inside a derelict warehouse, surrounded by five objects. If she uses them wisely, she will escape her prison. Otherwise she will die.

An investigator running out of time.
Sophie’s distraught father calls in the one man who can help find his daughter: unique investigator Colter Shaw. Raised in the wilderness by survivalist parents, he is an expert tracker with a forensic mind trained to solve the most challenging cases. But this will be a test even for him.

A killer playing a dangerous game.
Soon a blogger called Henry is abducted – left to die in the dark heart of a remote forest – and the whole case gets turned on its head. Because this killer isn’t following the rules; he’s changing them. One murder at a time…

Hi, I'm Louise the founder of My Chronicle Book Box and I hope you have enjoyed reading my blog post.

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