Clare Mackintosh with Hank Phillippi Ryan

Award-winning and bestselling author Clare Mackintosh joins us to discuss her twisty new thriller, A Game of Lies! Seven contestants venture into the Welsh mountains, lured by the promise of $100k if they can win a survivalist reality TV show. When they arrive, they learn it isn’t a survival show at all—rather, their deepest, darkest secrets will be revealed to the world, one by one, unless they reveal someone else’s secret first. When one of the contestants goes missing in the Welsh wilderness, Det. Ffion Morgan is called upon to find them—but an impossible, locked-room murder throws the case into chaos. Clare will be in conversation with fellow bestselling thriller author Hank Phillippi Ryan. 

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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.


“Twisty and clever, with layered characters, A Game of Lies takes readers to some very dark places. Another deeply enjoyable mystery from a talented storyteller.”
Karin Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author of the Will Trent series

“What great fun this book isclever plot, engaging characters, and smart, sharp writing. An absolute delight. Perfect for fans of Richard Osman.”
Shari Lapena, New York Times bestselling author

“Dark, devilish, witty and wonderful. A Game of Lies is a frantic, twisting, mystery yet filled with humour and heart.”
Chris Whitaker, author of We Begin at the End

“Fans of Clare Mackintosh have something great to look forward to. Deeply rooted in the glorious Welsh countryside, Ffion is the sparky bilingual cop you didn't know you needed and now she's investigating a death in a reality game show, but is it a game or a trap? Another hit!”
Liz Nugent, author of Strange Sally Diamond


Clare Mackintosh is the multi-award winning author of five Sunday Times bestselling novels. Translated into forty languages, her books have sold more than two million copies worldwide, have been New York Times and international bestsellers and have spent a combined total of 64 weeks in the Sunday Times bestseller chart. Clare lives in North Wales with her husband and their three children.

For more information visit Clare's website or find her on Instagram or TikTok at: @ClareMackWrites


USA Today bestselling author HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN has won five Agatha Awards in addition to Anthony, Macavity, Daphne du Maurier, and Mary Higgins Clark Awards. As on-air investigative reporter for Boston's WHDH-TV, she's won 37 Emmys and many more journalism honors, and her work has resulted in new laws, criminals sent to prison, homes saved from foreclosure, and millions of dollars in restitution for victims and consumers. A past president of National Sisters in Crime and founder of MWA University, her novels include Trust MeThe Murder List, the Charlotte McNally series (starting with Prime Time), and the Jane Ryland series (which begins with The Other Woman). Ryan lives in Boston with her husband.

Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 7:00pm
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