A Game for All the Family

A Game for All the Family

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'Tension, thy name is Sophie Hannah' Independent

Justine thought she knew who she was, until an anonymous caller seemed to know better...

After escaping London and a career that nearly destroyed her, Justine plans to spend her days doing as little as possible in her beautiful home in Devon.

But soon after the move, her daughter Ellen starts to withdraw when her new best friend, George, is unfairly expelled from school. Justine begs the head teacher to reconsider, only to be told that nobody's been expelled - there is, and was, no George.

Then the anonymous calls start: a stranger, making threats that suggest she and Justine share a traumatic past and a guilty secret - yet Justine doesn't recognise her voice. When the caller starts to talk about three graves - two big and one small, to fit a child - Justine fears for her family's safety.

If the police can't help, she'll have to eliminate the danger herself, but first she must work out who she's supposed to be...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 158 x 232 x 32mm | 562g
  • Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 1444776045
  • 9781444776041
  • 268,549

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One of the great unmissables of this genre - intelligent, classy and with a wonderfully Gothic imagination The Times
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The language in Sophie Hannah's novels is so precise and elegantly phrased. More noteworthy, perhaps, is her sure grasp of psychology - particularly that of her beleaguered heroines, often thrown into chaos by the effects of crime or a catastrophic misjudgement on their own part * Financial Times * For those who demand emotional intelligence and literary verve from their thrillers, Sophie Hannah is the writer of choice * Guardian * One of the great unmissables of this genre - intelligent, classy and with a wonderfully Gothic imagination * The Times * Hannah has become renowned for her psychological thrillers and has never been more imaginative than she is here, in a plot all the more unsettling, as madness shades into evil, for its quotidian setting. * Booklist USA * Beguiling and intricate . . . brimming with her customary confidence * Daily Mail * For readers hoping to beat Hannah to the conclusion, the twisting plot is not only enthralling but uniquely challenging. This is another spellbinding book from a novelist whose ability to turn domestic setting into a forum for high drama is difficult to match. * Daily Express * Hannah - like Patricia Highsmith and Ruth Rendell before her - is an expert at exploring the delicate line between the ordinary and the monstrous . . . A GAME FOR ALL THE FAMILY is the product of an author with an extraordinary imagination, working at the height of her powers. * Independent * Deliciously creepy * Stylist * Superb * Heat *
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About Sophie Hannah

Sophie Hannah is an internationally bestselling crime fiction writer, translated into 34 languages and published in 51 countries. Her psychological thriller The Carrier won the Specsavers National Book Award for Crime Thriller of the Year in 2013. Sophie is the author of the bestselling Poirot continuation mysteries. The Point of Rescue and The Other Half Lives have been adapted for television as Case Sensitive, starring Olivia Williams and Darren Boyd. Sophie is also a bestselling poet who has been shortlisted for the TS Eliot award. Her poetry is studied at GCSE and A-level. Sophie is an Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. She lives in Cambridge with her family.
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Rating details

4,769 ratings
3.11 out of 5 stars
5 12% (557)
4 27% (1,267)
3 33% (1,568)
2 19% (899)
1 10% (478)
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