A Game of Lies: A Novel (Hardcover)

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A Game of Lies: A Novel (Hardcover)

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What an absolutely fantastic murder mystery.  It's set in and around the filming of a reality television show in which the contestant's deepest, darkest secrets are revealed live on air.  the detectives (from the Last Party) are great characters with great sexual chemistry, and the suspects are a lively group of eccentrics.  Plus, Dave, the rescue dog fro  Hell!  I loved it, laughed at it, and it surprised me with twists more than a few times.  If you like Agatha Christie or Peter May or Ruth Ware, you will love this book. 

— From Bill recommends

"It's everything you want from a thriller—and then some. Hugely enjoyable." —Alex Michaelides, #1 New York Times bestselling author

They say the camera never lies. But on this show, you can't trust anything you see.

Stranded in the Welsh mountains, seven reality show contestants have no idea what they've signed up for.

Each of these strangers has a secret. If another player can guess the truth, they won't just be eliminated - they'll be exposed live on air. The stakes are higher than they'd ever imagined, and they're trapped.

The disappearance of a contestant wasn't supposed to be part of the drama. Detective Ffion Morgan has to put aside what she's watched on screen, and find out who these people really are - knowing she can't trust any of them.

And when a murderer strikes, Ffion knows every one of her suspects has an alibi . . . and a secret worth killing for.

With over 2 million copies of her books sold worldwide, number one bestseller Clare Mackintosh is the multi-award-winning author of I Let You Go, which was a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller and the fastest-selling title by a new crime writer in 2015. It also won the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year in 2016. Both Clare's second and third novels, I See You and Let Me Lie, were number one Sunday Times bestsellers. Her first three thrillers were selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club, and together have been translated into forty languages. After the End was published in 2019 and became an instant Sunday Times bestseller, and in 2021 Hostage flew straight into the top ten. Her new crime series, featuring Welsh detective DC Ffion Morgan, has been critically acclaimed, with both The Last Party and A Game of Lies hitting the Sunday Times top ten. Together, her books have spent more than sixty-five weeks in The Sunday Times bestseller lists. Clare is patron of the Silver Star Society, a charity based at the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford, which supports parents experiencing high-risk or difficult pregnancies. She lives in North Wales with her husband and their three children.

Product Details ISBN: 9781728296500
ISBN-10: 1728296501
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Publication Date: April 23rd, 2024
Pages: 368
Language: English
"A reality show akin to Survivor turns into a nightmare...Well-structured (and featuring a very good dog!), this is a sure hit for Mackintosh devotees." — Elle magazine, The Best Mysteries & Thriller of 2024

"Tightly plotted and meticulously paced, packed with suspects, twists, and turns, A Game of Lies is Clare Mackintosh at her best. It’s everything you want from a thriller—and then some. Hugely enjoyable." —Alex Michaelides

"Twisty and clever. Another deeply enjoyable mystery from a talented storyteller." —Karin Slaughter

"Great fun—clever plot, engaging characters, and smart, sharp writing." —Shari Lapena

"A brilliantly plotted whodunnit." —Sarah Pearse

"A clever plot, a glorious setting, engaging characters, and buckets of tension." —B.A. Paris

"Mackintosh has heaps of nasty fun with the conniving world of reality TV, and she generates palpable stakes for her well-drawn characters. By the time things wind down, it’s clear this series has enough gas to merit a long run." —Publishers Weekly