Sofia Lovgren is a well-known and well-respected author. She’s written many novels, but her newest novel, Poker, is truly her magnum opus.
Poker is a fast-paced, action-packed thriller about a young married couple who embark on a dangerous journey into the drug-infested, crime-ridden streets of Mexico. But after a chance encounter with an FBI agent, the couple becomes pawns in a game of brinkmanship, where each is desperate to keep the other from winning the game.
Poker is very different from any of Lovgren’s other books. For one thing, it takes place in a much larger area and really becomes a big, sprawling novel. Although it has a real heart, it is also full of characters you won’t want to put down.
You might think that Sarah (the husband) and John (the wife) would just jump into Mexico and take their chances. But what they don’t know is that there are kidnappers out there who will kill them before they get to their trip. And to add to the danger, there’s a Mexican drug cartel hunting them.
This makes for a great adventure, and I’m sure your readers will relish every second of it. It is the perfect blend of mystery and thriller. It doesn’t ever fail to keep you glued to the page.
– The plot is fast-paced, thrilling, and thought-provoking. Lovgren combines the two genres for an ultimate thriller. She writes with a humor and an edge that just make you want to keep reading.
– The writing is amazingly good. She utilizes excellent descriptive prose, and the use of different styles like the first people (her main character), third person, omniscient, and narrators, gives the book a wonderful feel. Readers have described Poker as having an emotional impact that is far beyond a simple literary novel.
– Laura DeVieff is another talented author who puts her own unique spin on thrillers. In this case, she brings this theme of “killing without killing” into the midst of a dangerous and thrilling journey. Lovgren and Darvieff’s writing style is all too rare, and this book is certainly a testament to her talent.
– The characters are likeable, even though some of them may seem a little odd at first. But when the book focuses on the crazy obstacles that the couple must overcome to save themselves, the characters become more compelling.
– Sofia Lovgren’s story is captivating. You feel like you’re right there in the middle of the action, and every time you turn the page, something interesting is happening. You don’t get bored, because if anything, you’ll find yourself wanting to continue reading the next book.
– Poker is easy to read. There’s not a lot of action, but you’ll be immersed in the story and not ever be bored.
These are only a few reasons why Poker is my favorite book of the year! It’s one of the best books I’ve read in recent memory.