Book Review: How Much To…?

Title: How Much To..?

Author: Matt Shaw

Narrator: Matthew E Berry

Link: https://www.audible.com/pd/How-Much-To-Audiobook/B08LR1HKLT

Summary

A group of strangers is pitted against one another in Matt Shaw’s latest extreme horror.

The game is simple. Each of the contestants is asked a question: How much to complete a certain task? They then have two minutes to name a price, but if they go too high and their fellow contestants are cheaper, they have just priced themselves out of the game. The trick is to go high enough to win a good amount of money but low enough to ensure you are the winner. By the end of the bidding war, the person who is the cheapest contestant has to then go through, one by one, completing the tasks. No backing out allowed now….

But who is running this game? And more to the point – why?

My Review

4/5 Stars

What would you do for money? This book explores the idea of how far desperate people will go to get some quick cash. What starts as a game of “How Much To” quickly unravels into a realistic horror story for the “winner” of the game.

 Short but intense. I binged this audiobook in one go.

 I’ve read several Matt Shaw books in the past, and I have grown used to the gore of his stories. This one wasn’t gory so much as it was gross. Lots of gagging moments, but it’s written in a way that makes it so hard to stop listening. You just have to know what will happen next, and for me, I found myself wondering if I’d be able to go through with The Game and what I would do if I were in the shoes of the characters.

 This latest book by Matt Shaw is definitely one you won’t forget soon after reading it.

 Narration was perfect.

 This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

Published by Author Kayla Krantz

Proud author responsible for Dead by Morning and The Council, fascinated by the dark and macabre. Stephen King is her all time inspiration mixed in with a little bit of Eminem and some faint remnants of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. When she began writing, she started in horror but it somehow drifted into thriller. She loves the 1988 movie Heathers. She was born and raised in Michigan but traveled across the country to where she currently resides in Texas.

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