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The Contestant

A novel by

"Dark, twisted and seductive--it's hard not to be drawn in by THE CONTESTANT."
--Simon Wood, author of PAYING THE PIPER

Raymond is a serial killer - brilliant and resourceful. Once a respected behavioural analyst and profiler, a hit-and-run accident five years ago left him confined to a wheelchair, and now he grudgingly scratches out a living with online contests using fake or stolen identities.

A $10million online treasure hunt could be his salvation – a chance to reclaim the respect and lifestyle he once garnered in his professional life.

But the moment he registers for the competition, the first email arrives - someone out there knows him, knows who he is, and where the bodies are buried.

Now, there's only one way for Raymond to find his blackmailer and put and end to the threats: play the game, follow the treasure hunt clues ...

... and find the one person who can stop him.

(Warning: Contains graphic violence)

What readers are saying about The Contestant

"Great. A believable plot with crazy characters and just the right amount of seven deadly sins."

"The story spins, twirls, weaves, doubles back, loops and re-loops, nicely done."

"... a very unique story-line that kept me reading."

"Clever author. Would like to read more by C.J. Lea."

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Dark, twisted and seductive-it's not hard to be drawn in by The Contestant." - Simon Wood

Used availability for Catherine Lea's The Contestant

Paperback Editions

1829 : New Zealand Paperback

Title: The Contestant
Author(s): Ms C J Lea, Catherine Lea
ISBN: 0-473-29411-7 / 978-0-473-29411-3 (New Zealand edition)
Publisher: Brakelight Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

June 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Contestant: A Gripping Psychological Thriller
Author(s): C J Lea, Catherine Lea
Publisher: Brakelight Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU