This book was spooky! It is rare that something I’m reading makes me afraid to walk through the house at night, but I got chills more than once when I read this. It wasn’t gory or overtly scary in a Friday the 13th kind of way, but there was definitely some very eerie moments. The foster home (Seale House) where Jack and Jocelyn lived was the source of a lot of the spookiness and Jocelyn’s bad memories, which play a large role in the plot. I have always found stories about houses like that very scary, so maybe that’s why it got to me. Another aspect of the plot that I enjoyed was the relationship between Noah and Jocelyn. As a reader, you learn about their time as foster kids at Seale House and it gives you a real sense of the bond that they shared. As they work to unravel the mystery behind Jack, the book takes a twist into hi-tech industrial espionage, which I thought was interesting.
Although it combined a lot of different elements (industrial espionage, paranormal, romance) this book really worked and came together very well. The Vanishing Game was spooky, tense and definitely a page turner. There were some major plot twists that I did not see coming which made it a thrilling read. It combined all of the elements of a paranormal story with the action of a thriller. It was a very entertaining read!
I received this galley in consideration for an honest review.