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Hardback 432 Pages / Published: 13/08/2015
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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...

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781444776034
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 698 g
Dimensions: 237 x 165 x 38 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Superb * Heat *
Deliciously creepy * Stylist *
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 *
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 *
Beguiling and intricate . . . brimming with her customary confidence * Daily Mail *
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 *
One of the great unmissables of this genre - intelligent, classy and with a wonderfully Gothic imagination * The Times *
For those who demand emotional intelligence and literary verve from their thrillers, Sophie Hannah is the writer of choice * Guardian *
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 *
Sinister and twisty: I was gripped -- Fanny Blake * Woman & Home *
Justine's dreams of a blissfully lazy new life are shattered when her daughter starts writing creepy murder stories in this superb standalone thriller ***** * Heat *
deliciously creepy * Stylist *
Postmodernism and crime fiction are not easy bedfellows, and it takes a master (or mistress) of the genre to balance the clever-cleverness of the meta-text with the skill needed to build and maintain suspense. In A GAME FOR ALL THE FAMILY Hannah manages to balance postmodern playfulness with a strong narrative drive to produce a complex, compelling brain-teaser . . . Hannah - like Patricia Highsmith and Ruth Rendell before her - is an expert at exploring the delicate line between the ordinary and the monstrous, yet her everyday tales of warped psychology are laced with humour. * Independent *
A beguiling and intricate standalone crime thriller. * Daily Mail *
The spiralling madness in which Hannah specialises. * Sunday Times *
The twisting plot is not only enthralling but uniquely challenging. * Daily Express *
Superior psychological chiller. * Heat *
Sinister and twisty: I was gripped. * Women & Home *
A fabulously creepy standalone. * Bookseller *
No one writes twisty, suspenseful novels quite like Sophie Hannah. * Good Housekeeping *
The adagio pace lulls the reader into a false sense of security, and Hannah has lost none of her psychological acuity * Financial Times *

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