Tuesday 21 April 2020

#BlogTour The Murder Game by Rachel Abbott

It's a pleasure to take part in the BlogTour The Murder Game by Rachel Abbott.
About the Author
Rachel Abbott began her career as an independent author in 2011, with Only the Innocent, which became a No.1 bestseller on Kindle, topping the chart for four weeks.

Since then, she has published eight further psychological thrillers and sold over 3 million copies. She is one of the top-selling authors of all time in the UK Kindle store, and her novels have been translated into 21 languages.

Rachel splits her time between Alderney – a beautiful island off the coast of France – and the Le Marche region of Italy, where she is able to devote all her time to writing fiction.

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About the book
A year ago today, we all gathered for Lucas' wedding at his glorious Cornish home overlooking the sea. But no one was married that day.

Now Lucas has invited us back to celebrate the anniversary. But the anniversary of what? The wedding that never happened, or the tragedy that occurred just hours before the ceremony was due to begin?

He's told us that tonight he has planned a game. We have our costumes, we have our parts, and everyone must play. The game, he tells us, is about to begin. What does Lucas want from us? What are we not being told? And what's going to happen when this terrible game is over?

A year ago a group of friends and plus-ones gathered to celebrate the nuptials of a very close friend, but things didn't go exactly to plan and end with an unexpected tragedy.

Now everyone is back again to 'celebrate' the one-year anniversary of the what? The non-wedding, the unexpected death or the secrets that could potentially destroy one person after the other. Lucas might have the reputation of being a good guy and tight friend, and yet this whole charade suggests otherwise.

What's really interesting is the way suspicion, paranoia and lack of trust seeps into relationships and continues to crack solid walls as they all enter into the same situation that caused the cracks in the first place. It remains to be seen whether those who arrive together will leave together.

This book felt slightly different from Abbott's usual work - in a good way though. It has a Poirot Marple Christie feel to it, especially the whole murder game aspect of the read. Setting the stage, interrogating the alleged suspects and leading to a crescendo of a solution - or not.

It's a psychological thriller with the vibe of a murder mystery. Abbott doesn't disappoint when it comes to delivering a good read. The ending isn't entirely clear-cut either, which just adds to the flavour of this particular crime read. Very much grey and shaded areas, as opposed to black or white, but that's for me to know and you to find out.

Buy The Murder Game at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher: Wildfire | pub date 16th April 2020 | Hardback | £12.99. Buy at  Amazon com.

Read my reviews of Come a Little Closer, Right Behind You, And So it Begins, The Shape of Lies by Rachel Abbott.

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