The Dying Game (Paperback)
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The Dying Game (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 02/11/2017
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A masterly locked-room mystery set in a near-future Orwellian state - for fans of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games `With a terrifying dystopian core and a foreboding that lurks on every page, this is terrifying stuff.' Heat `An Orwellian debut novel that never lets up . . . A heady mix of And Then There Were None and The Hunger Games.' Booklist 'Resembling Agatha Christie at her zaniest, this fascinating, ever- changing scenario is deftly and grippingly handled' Sunday Times `Oh, it's really quite simple. I want you to play dead.' On the remote island of Isola, seven people have been selected to compete in a 48-hour test for a top-secret intelligence position. One of them is Anna Francis, a workaholic with a nine-year-old daughter she rarely sees, and a secret that haunts her. Her assignment is to stage her own death and then observe, from her hiding place inside the walls of the house, how the other candidates react to the news that a murderer is among them. Who will take control? Who will crack under pressure? But as soon as Anna steps on to the island she realises something isn't quite right. And then a storm rolls in, the power goes out, and the real game begins...

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9781786090201
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 232 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm


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"Resembling Agatha Christie at her zaniest, this fascinating, ever- changing scenario is deftly and grippingly handled" * Sunday Times *
"With a terrifying dystopian core and a foreboding that lurks on every page, this is terrifying stuff." * Heat *
"Agatha Christie meets George Orwell in journalist Avdic's unsettling first novel ... Avdic not only constructs a fascinating and original plot but makes her imagined reality chillingly plausible." * Publishers Weekly (starred review) *
"An Orwellian debut novel that never lets up . . . A heady mix of And Then There Were None and The Hunger Games [and] a supremely competitive struggle for survival." * Booklist *
"Suspenseful . . . Like a Swedish Hunger Games for adults . . . A very promising debut." * Skaraborgs Lans Tidning *

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“Dark and intruging ”

What a dark and extremely disturbing read. This book will have you on the edge of your seat throughout the whole book. Although this book doesn't look very big it is sure to stay in your mind a long while after... More

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“Gripping... ”

I really enjoyed this book and found myself unable to put it down!

The story is fast paced, full of twists and I loved how Avdic weaves a tale from several perspectives - it makes the writing really interesting and... More

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