Review: Deadly Little Games (Touch #3) by Laurie Faria Stolarz

My Rating: 4 out of 5

High school juniors Camelia and Ben have discovered a powerful bond: They both possess the power of psychometry, the ability to see the future through touch. For Ben, the gift is a frightening liability. When he senses a strong threat or betrayal, he risks losing control. Camelia's gift is more mysterious. When she works with clay, her hands sculpt messages her mind doesn't yet comprehend.
Before either one has a chance to fully grasp their abilities, a new danger surfaces, but this time, Camelia is not the target. Adam, a familiar face from Ben's past, is drawn into a puzzle he can't solve...and his life is on the line. As the clues pile up, Camelia must decide whether to help him and risk losing Ben or do nothing and suffer the consequences. But in these games, who can be trusted?

My Review:
So, add the basics from the first book, the love triangle from the second book and a few mean college students and you get Dirty Little Games with all the jealousy and teenage angst included. Still packed with the same mystery and intrigue with the author trying to throw you off the scent this time with therapy session transcripts of an unknown patient and crossword puzzles with creepy solutions, and Camelia has another serious case of the Pyschometrics in her pottery!
Adam, the sly ex-best friend of Ben is appearing in Camelia's art sculpture this time. She's convinced he's in danger which doesn't go down to well with Ben, who is just about getting over the last stint of betrayal from Adam.
But this time Camelia's open to helping Adam and Ben doesn't object as much as he should. Adam is as receptive as ever to Camelia which makes things a little more difficult for our heroine.
But when Ben starts backing away and staying tight-lipped on things he's sensing, Camelia gets annoyed. Once again something or someone is driving a wedge between them but who is it? And who is sending the weird cryptic messages?
If you like high school mysteries then this is definitely a great series to read. The only thing that really sticks out now when I read these books is how many times Camelia and Ben/Adam/Kimmie need to talk and they always have to go some place different. Also how many times did she actually sneak out of her bedroom window in this one?
The banter between Wes, Kimmie and Camelia is still funny and light-hearted and kept the flow of the story pacy.
This is another great book. All the way through I had my suspicions of who and this time I nearly had it right! CBx
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