Evil Games: A gripping, heart-stopping thriller (Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller Series Book 2)
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Fail Overall Grade
FAIL Suspicious Reviewers
FAIL Reviewer Ease
FAIL Phrase Repetition
WARN Deleted Reviews
WARN Rating Trend
WARN Brand Repeats
WARN Reviewer Participation
PASS Unverified Purchases
PASS Word Count Comparison
PASS Overlapping Review History
PASS Incentivized Reviews
Most Trusted Reviews
I am loving this series. Kim Stone is a wonderfully ... [Go to full review]
Sep 19, 2017
- Verified Purchaser
- Take-Back Reviewer (6 deleted reviews; avg. rating: 3.8)
- Critical Reviewer (avg. rating: 4.2)
Least Trusted Reviews
Looking forward to the next installment! [Go to full review]
Jun 27, 2015
- Verified Purchaser
- Created on a high volume day
- Overrepresented word count (8 words)
- Contains repetitive phrases (show)
- Brand Loyalist (2 of 4 reviews for this brand; avg rating: 5.0)
- Overrepresented Participation (posted 4 reviews)
- Easy Grader (avg. rating: 5.0)
Fail Suspicious Reviewers
440 of the 1,575 reviewers have had at least one of their past reviews for another product deleted. This is an excessively large percentage of Take-Back Reviewers which may indicate unnatural reviews.
Fail Reviewer Ease
The ease score is the average rating for all reviews that a given reviewer submits. The average ease score for reviewers of this product is 4.4, while the average ease score for reviewers in this category is 4.3. Based on our statistical modeling, the discrepancy in average rating between these two groups is significant enough to believe that the difference is not due to random chance, and may indicate that there are unnatural reviews.
4.4 Product's Average Ease Score
4.3 Category's Average Ease Score
Read more about our Reviewer Ease test.
Fail Phrase Repetition
Reviews that contain one of these phrases are NOT necessarily devalued; read more about how this test works here.
Common Phrases in Reviews:
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327 of the 1,575 total reviews for this product use substantial repetitive phrases between them. These reviewers have rated this product an average of 4.8 while reviews without substantial repetitive phrases rated this product an average of 4.6. Based on our statistical modeling, the discrepancy in average rating between these two groups is significant enough to believe that the difference is not due to random chance, and may indicate that there are unnatural reviews.
Warn Deleted Reviews
We discovered a total of 23 deleted reviews for this product, with an average rating of 4.8. Even though deleted reviews don't affect the average rating, the fact that action was taken to delete reviews raises some red flags about the integrity of the reviews for the product as whole.
There are a few limitations to keep in mind regarding the Deleted Reviews test:
- We don't have a magic ability to collect every single deleted review; we can only identify reviews as deleted if we collect them on one date and then notice they are no longer visible on a subsequent date.
- We have no information on reviews that were never published in the first place.
- We also don't know why these reviews were removed. It could be action from the platform, personal decision by the review author, part of an entire account closure, even some data error on our part, etc.
4.8 average rating of deleted reviews
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Warn Rating Trend
- Created over 42 days
We counted 1,575 reviews for this product over the span of 1,464 days, an average of 1.1 reviews per day. If these reviews were created randomly, there would be a 99.9% chance that we would see 6 or fewer reviews on any given day.
However, we see the following 42 days exceeding this threshold:
Warn Brand Repeats
699 of the 1,575 reviewers have reviewed other products for this brand. While this is more Brand Repeaters than we'd expect to see, the discrepancy in ratings between the Brand Repeaters and non-repeaters isn't significant enough to rule out the possibility of it being due to random chance.
51 of the 1,575 reviewers have reviewed multiple products but half or more of their reviews are for this brand. While this is more Brand Loyalists than we'd expect to see, the discrepancy in ratings between the Brand Loyalists and non-loyalists isn't significant enough to rule out the possibility of it being due to random chance.
Warn Reviewer Participation
- From reviewers with an overrepresented participation
We see the following 3 participation groups with a statistically significant greater concentration than what we'd expect to see:
Pass Unverified Purchases
148 of the 1,575 total reviews for this product are unverified purchases. This is within an acceptable range and it does not appear to be significantly affecting the overall rating for this product.
Unverified purchases may be the result of Kindle Unlimited readers, buyers who didn't pay full price, or reviewers who did not purchase the product at Amazon. Read more about our Unverified Purchases test.
Pass Word Count Comparison
- Have an overrepresented word count
In the graph above, we can see the distribution of review word counts for this product and the expected distribution for this category. We see the following 1 group with a statistically significant greater concentration than what we'd expect to see:
Pass Overlapping Review History
Reviewers of this product have ALSO reviewed the following products:
475 of the 1,575 reviewers have substantial overlapping product review history. This is within an acceptable range and it does not appear to be significantly affecting the overall rating for this product.
Pass Incentivized Reviews
On Oct 3, 2016, Amazon prohibited incentivized reviews, however we still test for them since there are still millions in our dataset.
17 of the 1,575 total reviews for this product admitted to receiving a free or discounted product in exchange for a review. This is within an acceptable range and it does not appear to be significantly affecting the overall rating for this product.
Read more about our Incentivized Reviews test, or check out our study showing that Incentivized Reviewers are much more likely to leave a positive review.