A Game of Lies By Clare Mackintosh: Review/Giveaway

Apr 27, 2024 | 2024 Articles, Mysteryrat's Maze

by J. M. Landon

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of the book and a link to purchase it on Amazon.

In Game of Lies, Claire Mackintosh takes reality TV to a new level bordering on nightmarish. Seven contestants are chosen from hundreds of applicants, but they are duped into thinking it’s a survival reality show set in the Welsh highlands. At the end of day one, the host announces this is not a survival competition, but an exposure of deep, personal secrets. Who will find out and reveal the lies being lived by the other participants? If they reveal an accurate secret, it can send someone home. If they are not correct, the betrayer goes to the confession hut where they could experience their greatest fear: spiders, rats, drowning, all on live TV.

When the first contestant escapes into the surrounding forest rather than have his secret revealed, the police are called in for a missing person search. Meet DC Ffion Morgan, a smart, capable, female constable from the area. Also meet Dave, her large drooling rescue dog with separation anxiety and bad manners. Ffion is thrown into an investigation with an old flame and her former husband, as things escalate from a missing persons case into a murder investigation.

The characters are real and colorful. The mystery can only be solved with close attention to detail. In this second book of the series with DC Ffion Morgan you’ll fall in love with Dave and eagerly look forward to the next one. Mackintosh is a multi-award winning author of seven Sunday Times bestselling novels translated into forty languages. Each novel is a slice of heaven that will engage your mind and imagination with solid entertainment.

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J.M. Landon is retired and blissfully at work on the ‘great American novel.’ She’s worn many hats through her career including: wife, mother, piano teacher, middle school teacher, university professor, painter, jewelry maker, and dragon tamer. She has eight published short stories.

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  1. Would that even be legal? Count me in!

  2. Wow, that’s a whole new take on reality TV.

  3. It sounds so intriguing and interesting!

  4. Sounds very suspenseful. I haven’t read this author before but I think I’d like to.

  5. We have a winner!


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