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A Game of Lies: This reality TV show has a dark side... The twisty Sunday Times top 10 bestselling thriller (DC Morgan)

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It's a twisting and turning ride through the Welsh countryside, with many red herrings and secrets revealed as we go. I found the main character a little bit difficult to engage with, but this is the second book in a series.

I think my only negative is how Ffion behaves in this book, felt like she was more harsh/ rash in her decision making and less her usual self.The story begins roughly 18 months on from the first book and we soon learn that Ffion has not really changed! I absolutely love the start of this where we are introduced to flatulent rescue dog Dave, a character in his own right and shall we say a bit of a handful?

De vermissing was in mijn ogen eerder een bijzaak en mijn interesse lag dus meer bij het moordmysterie. This is the second book in her series about Detective Ffion Morgan who works in a small town in the mountains of Wales. He has unearthed damaging secrets about each of them, to be divulged as individual competitors are expelled, with only the eventual winner being able to keep theirs hidden. It’s highly entertaining, the storytelling is lively throughout and keeps you glued with multiple twists and turns and all told at a fast pace. I felt the author really had thought through how it all should play out, writing a plot that was watertight and where events made perfect sense when you were given the last puzzle piece.

My latest book is A GAME OF LIES, the instant Sunday Times bestseller, and the second in my crime series featuring Welsh detective Ffion Morgan, who we first meet in THE LAST PARTY. DC George Kent, an introverted, closed-book, work-oriented woman, has recently transferred to their team as DS Leo starts dating a very pushy lady and tries to spend more time with his son. Thank you to SOURCEBOOKS Landmark, Clare Mackintosh and NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for my review.

Wanneer er uiteindelijk zelfs een moord wordt gepleegd, weet Ffion dat al haar verdachten een alibi hebben. While I do tend to prefer my books have a faster pace, this one did have nice even pacing that I appreciated and I had time to savor the details so it worked. That ending brought such a deep smile to my face that, as you reach it, most readers will likely agree with me. I adore the vivid, realistic characters, the peculiar, eccentric, complex family dynamics of Ffion (I adored her Mam Ellen Morgan and wished we could see more of her in this book), her unresolved feelings with her ex, and her fiery new love relationship with DS Leo Brady, which might be sabotaged by her own insecurities. A Game of Lies is an aptly titled police procedural about seven reality TV contestants who become suspects in a murder.The first book in the series was ok in as much as I wanted to read to the end but only because I was mildly intrigued to see what would happen. The second installment of DC Morgan’s series was such an anticipated read for me, since I absolutely loved the first book. The seven contestants had believed that they were taking part in a survival show that would last fourteen days. My thanks to Little, Brown Book Group UK Sphere for an eARC via NetGalley of ‘A Game of Lies’ by Clare Mackintosh.

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