Book 65: Mind Games by Carolyn Crane

Posted July 15, 2010 by Felicia S in 2010 Read / 0 Comments


Mind Games heroine Justine Jones isn’t your typical kick-ass type – she’s a hopeless hypochondriac whose life is run by fear.

She’s lured into a restaurant, Mongolian Delites, by tortured mastermind Sterling Packard, who promises he can teach her to channel her fears. In exchange, she must join his team of disillusionists – vigilantes hired by crime victims to zing their anxieties into criminals, resulting in collapse and transformation.

Justine isn’t interested in Packard’s troupe until she gets a taste of the peace he can promise. Soon she enters the thrilling world of neurotic crime fighters who battle Midcity’s depraved and paranormal criminals.

Eventually, though, she starts wondering why Packard hasn’t set foot outside the Mongolian Delites restaurant for eight years. And about the true nature of the disillusionists.

What I Loved: I never knew what was coming! It was truly like being on a roller coaster without knowing which way you are zig zagging. The last 15 chapters were fantastic and very well written!

What I Liked: I really liked the interactions between all the characters. I felt that Justine’s journey was both real and well paced. I never felt like I was missing part of the story even though there was a lot going on.

What I thought was So-So/Didn’t Like: Not a darn thing. It delivered from start to finish. If I can make a request: MORE SIMON!

Why I gave it a 4: This is one of those books that was almost a 5 for me. I think the only reason I held back were Packard and Cuddy. I won’t say what 2 scenes because of spoilers but that was just a personal thing.

Who I would recommend this too: PNR, UF, and Mystery/Thriller readers who don’t mind a little suspension of reality

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