General Adult · Mystery

The Desire Card by Lee Matthew Goldberg

Any wish fulfilled for the right price. That’s the promise the organization behind The Desire Card gives to its elite clients – but sometimes the price may be more menacing than anyone could ever imagine. 

Title: The Desire Card
Author: Lee Matthew Goldberg
Pages: 312
Published: February 20th, 2019
Publisher: Fahrenheit Press
Source: Author

*Disclaimer* I was financially compensated for this review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and not influenced by the author and/or its affiliates in any way.


The Desire Card by Lee Matthew Goldberg is a book about Harrison Stockton who holds a job with a high position at Wall Street. The paradise he is living drinking away and spending ruthlessly all came down when he loses his job. To make matters worst, after cheating on his wife, he found out that he does not have long before his liver fails him. Feeling desperate, Harrison activates his Desire Card which was given to him when he lost his job. What he got was different from what he had expected and wanted. The Desire Card took him to places where he had never thought he would have gone to and it not only put his life on the line but it also put the lives of his family in danger too.

The book started off with an interesting first chapter because it leaves the reader wanting to know what a Desire Card is even though it might be easy to assume what it does, however, what happened in the book would leave the reader hooked and wanting to know more. Every book needs the first chapter to be able to grasp the reader’s attention and this book did a pretty decent job at that. Not only in the first chapter but for other chapters throughout the book, the author leaves very cliffhangers.

The main character in the book makes the book interesting because usually the protagonist is always portrayed as a good character, or they would end up as one with good morals. Harrison is the opposite or rather he knows what is good and bad, but he lives like his motto is to live with no regrets and try everything even if it is bad. He tries to believe that he is a good person but his actions are the opposite. It is kind of refreshing to read books where the morals and actions of the main character contradict each other, however, the reasoning behind it is not so ridiculous that it does not happen in real life. The things that happen in the book may be fictional but probably somewhere in the world, a few people have done something similar to this so in some ways it can be imaginable and not out of the world.

Besides the main character, all the other characters that show up also had a very memorable impression due to the fact that they all had unique personality. The wife is one of my favourite character because of her actions and reactions. I will not go more into it because that will spoil the book.

There was one major issue that really bugged me when I was reading. The problem that I had was there was a lot of incorrect spelling that sometimes made it really difficult to understand the sentence unless I read it several times along with the paragraph at times. If there were some editing then it would be a great book with a somewhat possible and realistic story. This might be more of a personal opinion but for some reason it feels like it is lacking something to make it feel like it is targeted for adults. It might be the language or the sentence structure, however, it might not be that big of a deal to others or at all even so take it with a grain of salt as some people would say.

Overall, this was a great book and I would recommend this to those who like to read about crime and mystery. The characters were great and had an interesting plot that also goes with it. This author does a great job with creating cliffhangers so if this is what interests you, then I would recommend this.

If you really are interested in seeing the rating to the books I have read, then go to my Goodreads account (honestly, I am obsessed with Goodreads). 

To understand my rating system or my reviews, please check this out: My Rating System on Goodreads otherwise, I may seem really harsh sometimes.

Lately, I haven’t been able to post a lot besides the review because it is the time for high school where summatives and exams are nearing. I mean this year overall was and still is pretty hectic since it is my last year but hopefully during the summer I can post more. Thanks for reading, I always appreciate you reading the things I write (in this case, type) about. Love you all ღ.

Signing out,


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