Category: Literary Fiction, Adventure, Suspense
Tour Date: September, 2013
Available in: Print & pdf, 200Pages
Argentina, 1979. Life has gone stale on Jim, an expat working in Catamarca. Everything is predictable until he meets Lisa. She has the starry
eyes, the sensuous lips, and the tango steps that make all rational assumptions go away. Jim gives her top marks for animation but there is a flashing
beacon at the end of his tip sheet: Danger. Lisa is a little too intense, a little too crazy, a woman with too many scenes playing in her head.
That doesn’t faze Santos, a curandero looking for a medium to channel the
spirits of the dead and attract his lost sister. He lures Lisa to his compound
in northern Argentina, where she becomes a pawn in a deadly family feud. Jim
goes in search of Lisa. Tracking her down turns into a double mission —
delivering Lisa from her captors and himself from the confining routine of his
It takes a fantastic journey through rugged back country for Jim to realize
how much he loves Lisa. The story unfolds against the background of a
country in the grip of a military junta. It is a place where kidnapping,
violence, and death no longer make headlines, a place where you learn survival
Headgames is a fictional story set
in Toronto with 4 main characters who are each known to one another each with a
connection to the main character Lisa.
Lisa is an eccentric, misguided and naive head case who ensnares the unsuspecting with her beauty and charisma but cannot keep herself out of trouble because she can't live outside of the stories in her head. Lisa is on a one-way course to a life consumed with drugs and prostitution because of her nievete'. Her single-mindedness to find a biological father in Catamarca leads her to a life tied to 3 men who each have their own goals and intentions for Lisa.
Lisa's journey from Toronto to Catamarca is the highlight of the book. The characters have solid foundations and keep you interested in the plot. The ending of the book was all tied up a little too nicely for my liking, and led me to feel a little let down and wishing for a different outcome. For this reason I give this book a 3 of 5 star rating.
I was gifted am e-copy of Head Games in exchange for an unbiased review as part of the Head Games virtual book tour