Book Review: ‘The Never Game’ Is A Great First Novel In A New Series By Jeffery Deaver

by | Apr 29, 2019 | Books | 0 comments

Colter Shaw finds people for money. He finds out when someone is missing and if any rewards have been offered. He’s not a cop, PI or bounty hunter. He’s a reward seeker. He’s a tracker (and damn good at it). Ever since he was a kid growing up with his family and a dad who taught him well.

Currently he’s in Silicon Valley looking for a kidnapped young girl. He won’t take any money from anyone unless he actually finds the person and they’re returned. He starts on his quest to find her and it leads to the video game industry. There’s a big convention in town with the top companies. He manages to save the girl and then a man is kidnapped. The kidnappings are being bases on a video game with clues as to how to survive. And then a 7 month pregnant woman is kidnapped.

Colter is busy searching and coordinating with the police. It takes him into the video game world that he is not familiar with as he’s not a gamer. As he finds the kidnapped people it leads him to suspect that the kidnapper might be someone he knows.

It also involves a story of what happened to his father who died fifteen years ago at their family home. It was ruled an accidental death but Colter knows better and he finds clues to it. And now he has to know what happened to him all those years ago as he continues to be a reward seeker. It sets up story for future novels in the series.

A great start to the series. Colter Shaw is a great, well-written character who you grow to like right from the start. Some good twists and turns and book that you don’t want to put down until you finish it.

You can pick it up in stores on Tuesday, 14th from Putnam.