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Some games can be deadly

At first, Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan believes the murder mystery game sent to her office is a birthday gift from one of her colleagues. But when Frankie studies the game’s contents, she notices a striking resemblance between the ‘murder victim’ and missing twenty-two-year-old Lydia Callin.

As Frankie and her team investigate, a series of grisly crimes connected to the game are discovered across Dublin city and Lydia’s involvement with a shadowy network of murder mystery players becomes clear.

On the hunt for Lydia’s murderer, Frankie is drawn more deeply into the game. Every successful move brings her closer to the killer. But the real question is not what happens should she lose — but what happens if she wins.

PRAISE FOR OLIVIA KIERNAN:

‘A wonderfully rich lead character and a story that twists in unforeseen directions’ Claire McGowan

‘What an absolute winner of a book. Five stars from me’ Gytha Lodge

‘The heir to Tana French’s throne’ Irish Times

‘Cracking . . . Taut, gripping and beautifully written’ Steve Cavanagh

‘An ending you definitely won’t see coming’ JP Delaney

‘A superior crime thriller . . . Highly recommended’ Mark Edwards