But nothing ever goes as planned. The game becomes far more interesting than ever before when Blake begins an unhealthy obsession with his latest victim. The partners no longer see eye to eye when Blake no longer wants to play. Cyrus refuses to allow him to leave the morbid game and turns the tables against him. When faced with being framed for the crimes of his partner, Blake must find a way to save his own skin or be forced to participate in Cyrus's gruesome crusade.
Length - 378 Pages
Star Rating - 4
If there's one thing I love, its a story about a psychopath serial killer. Tag is a tense, nail biting edition to the wonderful world that is the fictional serial killer, and in this story, there's two for the price of one, two killers playing a messed up game of tag.
The story itself moves quickly enough to keep the reader engaged, intermittently introducing pieces to the puzzle that is the tag team. In fact, this is what interested me the most. There's a psychological background to explain how they came to be.
There's a connection between the serial killer team that isn't resolved until the very end of the novel, giving the reader the opportunity to guess as the story progresses. It's soon identified that Blake is the weaker of the two when he develops feelings for Del; feelings he's never experienced before.
Moving on to the most important element in this genre: the gruesome aftermath. Let's just say, I was huddled up on the couch in a tense ball of suspense, clutching my e-reader for dear life. Blake's tag team partner, Cyrus will leave you rattled to say the least. He's the perfect combination of crazy meets dedicated. He's crafty, and not in a good way - at least for his victims. (The next time I here a rattling cage, I'm likely to scream.)
Del is the perfect victim; timid and sweet enough to make it look easy when in actual fact, she was tough as guts. However I can't get past the fact that she broke the cardinal sin; the 'run away from the exit and into an enclosed space' horror movie cliché. That said, if Del had taken the safe option, the ending wouldn't have been nearly as intense, so all is forgiven.
Tag will leave you squeamish enough to want more. A recommended read for lovers of serial killer madness or suspense.
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