Game of Twins


Fiction - Mystery - General
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 09/03/2018
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Reviewed by Viga Boland for Readers' Favorite

When a top homicide cop, Suzanne Delacroix, is called to the scene of a bloody and brutal murder of beautiful twins in their own home, what appears to be a ritualistic slaying is even more than she can stomach. Furthermore, while she can’t quite put her finger on it, something about the unusual markings on knives found at the scene gives her nightmares. She is so shaken, she hands in her badge. But some time later, in her new job, she assists a lawyer on a very ordinary case involving a family of four. As she investigates, she uncovers unexpected connections between what is happening to members of the family and a series of unsolved ritualistic-style murders of twins that date back to the early 1900s. What she discovers and what happens to the family, other good people and eventually herself is beyond comprehension, thanks to the depraved machinations of a very beautiful woman who serves only the “dark lord” and herself.

If your reading tastes are for the occult, the dark side, witches, evil forces, ancient curses, satanic rituals, mind reading, thought control and forbidden sexual pursuits, you’re going to love Game of Twins by Mo Robinson. This novel is spine tingling, and made doubly so by the fact that, except for the opening chapter, it’s all set in today’s world. Once you get into Game of Twins, whether you believe in otherworldly forces or not, you will find this book impossible to set aside. The plot is complex and relies on flashbacks a lot of the time. But Mo Robinson never lets readers lose their way as he catapults them to the climax at the speed of a non-stop train. To tell you more about what happens in Game of Twins would be to spoil your read. Just be prepared for a lot of ugliness by ugly people who have the wealth, power and occult talents to turn the lives of others upside-down unless Suzanne Delacroix can expose and destroy them. Does she succeed? Read Game of Twins to find out for yourself. Chilling!

K.J. Simmill

Suzanne Delacroix was born to investigate homicide. She excelled through the ranks of the police force by her own merit and was dubbed the Tigress. She had only been sick once before, during one horrific night at a frat party, but the triple murder of the Monroe twins and their mother brought that night back to the forefront of her mind. Her reaction was so intense that she handed in her resignation and fled to the beach for some solitude. But she couldn't stay away for long, the murder gnawed at her, and soon she found herself drawn back, uncovering links and secrets she could never have imagined.

Mo Robinson gives lovers of murder, mystery and the paranormal something to really sink their teeth into with a thrilling and enticing story in Game of Twins. With each chapter being clearly labelled with the date and correlation to critical events, navigating a complex timeline spanning many years is made surprisingly easy. Packed with action, adventure, murder, sex, mystery, and a game going back decades. Mia and Suzanne make brilliant lead characters. Well developed and rounded, they each find themselves pursuing the truth, a truth which leads them to unexpected revelations and the supporting cast not only enhances their characters, but brings their own something special to events, be it antagonism, doubt, difficulties, or support.

There is so much to love about this book, from vivid scene setting, to the delicate threads of character plot, history, and settings woven throughout. This really is a well-rounded and tight story. From the very start to the final page, you'll find yourself gripped by this immersive and well-constructed story.

Grant Leishman

Suzanne Delacroix is one of Atlanta’s top homicide cops, but she is a troubled soul still disturbed by an attempted rape back in college and the mysterious death of her father, also an Atlanta cop. When she and her partner are called to investigate a brutal, ritualistic murder of two twin teenage girls, something snaps inside Suzanne and she immediately hands in her resignation from the Atlanta PD. She hasn’t given up on solving what now appears to be a series of murders involving twins that stretches back over a century. Still also determined to investigate her father’s mysterious death, she teams up with her Atlanta PD partner to try to get to the bottom of the horrific killings. In Game of Twins by Mo Robinson, what they uncover is a sordid world of cult-like and ritualistic killings that defies belief. It takes a seemingly unrelated, minor event to finally blast open the entire web of deceit, murder and sexual perversion.

Game of Twins by Mo Robinson can, at times, be a difficult read simply because of the depths of depravity and perversion some of the characters in the story sink to, but I felt the author handled these arcs with enough sensitivity to allow most readers to cope with and accept what was happening. As a mystery/thriller, this story does a great job of twisting and turning as readers try to follow the many connections and coincidences that occur during the story. The main character, Suzanne Delacroix, is well drawn and totally believable as a strong-willed, determined woman who will stop at nothing to discover the truth and rid the world of the evil perversion she finds.

The writer’s style is comfortable, easy to read, and it is one of those books that you finish and wonder where it all went to. I did appreciate that the author allowed a faint whiff at the end for a possible sequel, which is always a smart thing to do. All in all, this is a good murder/mystery, with some particularly nasty and evil content. I am sure many fans of the genre will enjoy it.