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The Murder Game

(2020)
(The Invitation)
(The second book in the Stephanie King series)
A novel by

 
 
The thrilling new #1 bestseller from the 'Queen of twisted suspense.'



We were all there that day. Now one of us is dead...

The first time Jemma and Matt were invited to Polskirrin - Lucas Jarrett's imposing ocean-view home - it was for an intimate wedding that ended in tragedy. Jemma will never forget the sight of the girl's body floating towards the rocky shore.

Now, exactly one year later, Lucas has invited his guests back for a macabre anniversary.

But what Lucas has in store for them is nothing like a candlelight vigil. Someone who was there that night remembers more than they'll admit to, and Lucas has devised a game to make them tell the truth.

Jemma believes she and Matt know nothing about what happened... but what if she's wrong? Before you play a deadly game, make sure you can pay the price...

A compulsive psychological thriller in a stunning setting that will have you gripped until the last page. Perfect for fans of The Hunting Party and The Holiday.

What readers are saying about THE MURDER GAME:

'Abbott is a gifted storyteller and this book is a total delight'
Daily Mail

'A twisty-turny plot that had my head reeling, and my mind full of intrigue. Superb plotting from the mistress of suspense' Mel Sherratt, bestselling author of Hush Hush

'A grand re-imagining of the best kind of crime caper, filled with underlying tensions, fancy rooms and a detective hungry for answers' Magic Radio: April Book Club Pick

'Fantastic and gripping - I loved the intriguing concept and the brilliantly atmospheric Cornish setting' Karen Hamilton, bestselling author of The Perfect Girlfriend

'This gallops along at a cracking pace, and manages to keep the twists and surprises coming thick and fast' Crime Monthly

'A brilliant read, full of suspense' Closer

Praise for Rachel Abbott's thrillers:

'A dark, extremely readable, well-plotted psychological thriller' The Times

'It's easy to see why readers keep coming back for this author's thrills' Observer

'What a storyteller Rachel Abbott is... I was hooked from the start' Cara Hunter, author of Close to Home

'The twists just don't stop' Heat

'A blockbuster crammed with drama and laced with up-to-date psychological insight' Daily Mail

'A properly addictive, leave-the-light-on thriller' Red Magazine

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Fantastic and gripping - I loved the intriguing concept and the brilliantly atmospheric Cornish setting." - Karen Hamilton

"A twisty-turny plot that had my head reeling, and my mind full of intrigue. Superb plotting from the mistress of suspense." - Mel Sherratt


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Used availability for Rachel Abbott's The Murder Game

Hardback Editions

March 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Murder Game: The breathtakingly tense new novel from the queen of psychological thrillers (Stephanie Book King 2)
Author(s): Rachel Abbott
ISBN: 1-4722-5494-5 / 978-1-4722-5494-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Wildfire
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

November 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Murder Game: The Number One bestseller and must-read thriller of the year
Author(s): Rachel Abbott
ISBN: 1-4722-5496-1 / 978-1-4722-5496-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Wildfire
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


September 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Invitation
Author(s): Rachel Abbott
ISBN: 1-5387-1941-X / 978-1-5387-1941-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Invitation: An absolutely gripping psychological thriller with a killer twist
Author(s): Rachel Abbott
ISBN: 1-83888-668-0 / 978-1-83888-668-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bookouture
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Murder Game: The breathtakingly tense new novel from the queen of psychological thrillers (Stephanie King Book 2)
Author(s): Rachel Abbott
ISBN: 1-4722-5497-X / 978-1-4722-5497-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Wildfire
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

April 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Invitation: An Absolutely Gripping Psychological Thriller with a Killer Twist
Author(s): Rachel Abbott
Publisher: Hachette UK - Bookouture
Availability: Amazon   


April 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Invitation: An Absolutely Gripping Psychological Thriller with a Killer Twist
Author(s): Rachel Abbott
Publisher: Hachette UK - Bookouture
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Murder Game: Stephanie King, Book 2
Author(s): Rachel Abbott
Publisher: Wildfire
Availability: Amazon   


April 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Murder Game: Stephanie King, Book 2
Author(s): Rachel Abbott
Publisher: Wildfire
Availability: Amazon AU   


April 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Murder Game: Stephanie King, Book 2
Author(s): Rachel Abbott
Publisher: Wildfire
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Invitation: An absolutely gripping psychological thriller with a killer twist
Author(s): Rachel Abbott
Publisher: Bookouture
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


April 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Murder Game: The Number One bestseller and must-read thriller of the year (Stephanie Book King 2)
Author(s): Rachel Abbott
Publisher: Wildfire
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU