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June 7, 2015







Justine thought she knew who she was, until an anonymous caller seemed to know better…



After fleeing London and a career that nearly destroyed her, Justine Merrison plans to spend her days doing as little as possible in her beautiful home in Devon. But soon after the move, her daughter Ellen starts to withdraw. Checking Ellen’s homework one day, Justine finds herself  reading a chilling articulate story about a series of sinister murders committed at the family’s new house. Can Ellen really of made all this up, as she claims?Why would she invent something so grotesque, set it in her own home and name one of the characters after herself? When Justin’s discovers that  Ellen has probably also invented her best friend at school, who appears not to be known to any of the teachers, Justine’s alarm turns to panic. And then the phone calls start.





A huge welcome back to Sophie Hannah, who is one top first-class British psychological thriller author that I am most proud of.  What if I was to tell all you thriller reading fans that Game for All the Family is one of the coolest psychological novels that you can feel the buzz of the twistiest plots and that it is a must big yes for thriller reading fans to buy this standalone novel. Sophie Hannah the queen psychological thrillers has published a different type of chilling novel this time round with this story having a literary puzzle set to unlock the dark side of the mind.
A strange family. Justine Merrison a TV executive living the high-life in London moves to Devon with her opera singer husband and their teenage daughter Ellen. Strange thoughts occur to Justine as she was particularly looking forward to telling the hardworking people in Devon that she did nothing, not a single thing.
Alex the opera singer husband was a rubbish practical joker he points out to a house in 8 Panama Row joking that this was their home.
With a voice in Justine’s head the strangest thing happen to her about the house in 8 Panama Row.
At their new house in Devon Ellen writes a murder story for her creative writing school homework. Ellen has a new best friend George Donbavand but he got unfairly expelled from school. Ellen’s mother makes a visit to Ellen’s school to get the teachers to reconsider the expelling of George. Shocked Justine is told that no boy by the name of George Donbavand is at Beaconwood school.
Justine becomes concerned about the family’s safety as Justine is receiving threatening telephone calls from a lunatic woman whose voice she doesn’t recognise.
Everything comes nicely together in this creation of one of the most extraordinary novels by Sophie Hannah.




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  1. Thanks for this succinct review. Will put this book in my TBR.

    • I hope when you get round to reading it that you enjoy reading Game For All The Family as much I did.

  2. Sounds great!

  3. I have read a few of Sophie Hannah’s books, although the reviews to them may not be on here on my book blog. This one is so different from her other books, but I really enjoyed reading GAME FOR ALL THE FAMILY.

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