The Game

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Pub Date 12 May 2022 | Archive Date 19 May 2022

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To save their life, you have to play.

*The #1 audio bestseller*

‘Exciting and original’ Simon McCleave
‘Dark, fiendish, riveting’ Janice Hallett
‘This year’s must-read thriller’ Adam Croft

Across the globe, five strangers receive a horrifying message from an unknown number.


To save them, each must play The Game – a sinister unknown entity that has a single rule: there can only be one winner.


But what is The Game – and why have they been chosen?

There’s only one thing each of them knows for sure: they’ll do anything to win…


A breakneck thriller filled with non-stop suspense, perfect for fans of Harlan Coben, Mark Dawson and Terry Hayes’ I Am Pilgrim.

Readers love The Game:

‘This was an absolute belter of a book!’

Wow! Can absolutely see this book being made into a film. . . The whole book pulled me in straight away and I couldn't put it down. Full of twists from start to finish, twists that I never saw coming!’

‘Had me gripped . . . I couldn't breathe until I finished it

‘This is one of the most original stories I've read for a while. Just read it! You won't regret it.’

‘What an utterly terrifying thriller this was! It doesn’t get scarier than this…’

‘Horrifyingly credible . . . This is a fast-paced, menacing and dark read. Grips from the off and doesn’t let go until that very last page.’

‘This book was chilling and tense and will have you on the edge of your seat.’

‘Unique, cinematic and fast-paced. Unputdownable and thrilling page-turner. Highly recommended.’

‘I love a story that is a bit different and unique and this certainly was. A thought provoking story that chilled me to the bone . . . Will have you up all night. Such a cleverly written story

‘Fast-paced, tense, atmospheric and so full of suspense . . . I didn’t know what to expect when. I couldn’t put this book down it was completely gripping.’

‘From the first few pages the adrenaline rush never lets up.’

To save their life, you have to play.

*The #1 audio bestseller*

‘Exciting and original’ Simon McCleave
‘Dark, fiendish, riveting’ Janice Hallett
‘This year’s must-read...

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This is a very impressive debut. The formula of a chapter for each character works well to engage the reader and helps to move the story along at a fast pace.

I didn't see the end coming and overall I rate the book 4.5 stars rounded up to 5 because it's a debut. Scott Kershaw is one to watch.

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Taut. Twisty and Brilliant.

What a fantastic premise excellently executed with an accomplished flair. I was totally gripped by all the players and their back stories and sped through the narrative.

Such a difficult thing for an author to have so many characters but this was perfectly done here. And the escalation to the finale was tight with tension.

Will definitely read more from this author.

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Exactly the kind of thriller I needed! Dark, compelling and fast-moving, The Game reminded me of The Chain but with a digital edge. Plenty of twists and a ripper ending that will no doubt surprise. Loved it!

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A very exciting, tense read where the tension keeps on increasing. I like the way each of the initial five players are introduced via short chapters outlining their character and background. This happens throughout the book so you gradually find out more and more about each player. It is some time before you find out exactly what “the game” is and this helps make the book more interesting,; it keeps the tension build as you ask yourself, “Where is this going?” I found the whole storyline and plot very original although in part of the book comparisons are made to certain films which I have not seen. Some might think, therefore, that the plot is not particularly original if they have seen those films (I’m not naming the films as this might give something away). All in all, I enjoyed the book and would definitely read more by this author.

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