A Game for All the Family

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  • ebook
  • 480 pages
  • A Game for All the Family
  • Sophie Hannah
  • English
  • 26 February 2019
  • 0062388312

About the Author: Sophie Hannah

Sophie Hannah is an internationally bestselling writer of psychological crime fiction, published in 27 countries In 2013, her latest novel, The Carrier, won the Crime Thriller of the Year Award at the Specsavers National Book Awards Two of Sophie s crime novels, The Point of Rescue and The Other Half Lives, have been adapted for television and appeared on ITV1 under the series title Case Sensitive in 2011 and 2012 In 2004, Sophie won first prize in the Daphne Du Maurier Festival Short Story Competition for her suspense story The Octopus Nest, which is now published in her first collection of short stories, The Fantastic Book of Everybody s Secrets Sophie has also published five collections of poetry Her fifth, Pessimism for Beginners, was shortlisted for the 2007 T S Eliot Award Her poetry is studied at GCSE, A level and degree level across the UK From 1997 to 1999 she was Fellow Commoner in Creative Arts at Trinity College, Cambridge, and between 1999 and 2001 she was a fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford She is forty one and lives with her husband and children in Cambridge, where she is a Fellow Commoner at Lucy Cavendish College She is currently working on a new challenge for the little grey cells of Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie s famous detective.


A Game for All the FamilyJustine thought she knew who she was, until an anonymous caller seemed to know betterAfter escaping London and a career that nearly destroyed her, Justine 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 when her new best friend, George, is unfairly expelled from school Justine begs the head teacher to reconsider, only to be told that nobody s been expelled there is, and was, no George.Then the anonymous calls start a stranger, making threats that suggest she and Justine share a traumatic past and a guilty secret yet Justine doesn t recognise her voice When the caller starts to talk about three graves two big and one small, to fit a child Justine fears for her family s safety.If the police can t help, she ll have to eliminate the danger herself, but first she must work out who she s supposed to be New Read [ A Game for All the Family ] by [ Sophie Hannah ] – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “A Game for All the Family

  1. Peace says:

    Like obsessively desiring someone for months only to find they re a terrible kisser and walking away, stunned and disappointed, as you wipe their saliva off your face with your sleeve.

  2. Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice* says:

    EXCERPT Perrine Ingrey dropped Malachy Dodd out of a window She wanted to kill him and she succeeded Later, no one believed her when she screamed I didn t do it Both of their families, the Ingreys and the Dodds, knew that Perrine and Malachy had been in a room upstairs together with no one else around ABOUT THIS ...

  3. Caroline says:

    I should probably preface this review by saying that I ve read a couple of Sophie Hannah s books in the past and quite enjoyed them.This one started off OK a family leaving London to live in South Devon, excited about their new life, and an interesting deja vu moment for the mother with regards to a random house she spots from the road.Unfortunately, for me it was downhill all the way after the start The actions and behaviour of the characters were so far fetched, and the storyline so I should probably preface this review by saying that I ve read a couple of Sophie Hannah s books in the past and quite enjoyed them.This one started off OK a family leaving London to live in South Devon, excited about their new life, and an interesting deja vu moment for the mother with regards to a random house she spots from the road.Unfortunately, for me it was downhill all the way after the start The actions and behaviour of the characters were so far fetched, and the storyline so increasingly unbelievable, that I found myself actually laughing out loud with incredulity at some points It was so far removed from reality that it almost read like a farce the final 30 or so pages in particular.A couple of examples 1 A pupil s parent forces her way into the school past the Head Teacher s PA, using the words get the f k out of my way and nothing is done about it or ever mentioned again.2 It becomes apparent that the Head Teacher has...

  4. Liz Barnsley says:

    A standalone novel from Sophie Hannah and as I just said on Twitter, unravelling her mysteries is akin to searching for a particular needle in a pile of identical needles It just ain t happening.So we meet Justine then, moving to the country with her family, having left a high powered job behind, she is determined to do nothing The only thing she wants to do is tell anyone that will listen that she does nothing But a strange event on the way to their new home, coupled with some disturbing A standalone novel from Sophie Hannah and as I just said on Twitter, unravelling her mysteries is akin to searching for a particular needle in a pile of identical needles It just ain t happening.So we meet Justine then, moving to the country with her family, having left a high powered job behind, she is determined to do nothing The only thing she wants to do is tell anyone that will listen that she does nothing But a strange event on the way to their new home, coupled with some disturbing phone calls and...

  5. Christine says:

    Sophie Hannah once again triumphs as the queen of quirkiness and off beat psychological crime in A Game For All The Family.It all starts with a family relocating from London to a posh huge house in Devon Justine Merrison, her daughter Ellen and husband Alex find themselves in the perfect location Strange things start happening, like abusive phone calls to Justine and Ellen becoming obsessed with a boy, who according to her school does not exist What on earth is going on Justine is Sophie Hannah once a...

  6. Debra Komar says:

    Never before have I seriously considered abandoning a book with only 20 pages to go but here, it was a fight to keep this thing in my hands It begins well enough, because the beginning is relatively sane A woman moves her family to the country to begin a new life Weird things happen, including some threatening phone calls Then the st...

  7. Carlos says:

    2.5 stars actually, like stated previously, mystery books are always made or destroyed by their conclusions, and this one disappointed me We never get a clear ending, I m still not sure what happened towards the end, it felt like the ending was forced and rushed This books started good and it did a good job of world building up to 3 4 of the book but then it all goes south The characters start acting completely different from how they been behaving before , the book feels rushed and the 2.5 stars actually, like stated previously, mystery books are always made or destroyed by thei...

  8. Lisa says:

    This is a Bernadette book I loved it to pieces but I m afraid that practically everyone else in my entire life will think it s insufferable pap I fear that if I recommend it to anyone, I will have to read lukewarm to scalding reviews on this book that I ve adopted forever into my own heart I will therefore NOT recommend that you read this book, but I will say that I found it to be brilliant, unique, refreshing, hilarious both in dry humor and the ridiculous laugh out loud type , creative, This is a Bernadette book I loved it to pieces but I m afraid that practically everyone else in my entire life wi...

  9. Kris - My Novelesque Life says:

    RATING 2 STARS2015 UK and 2016 North America William Morrow For some reason Justine and her family husband and daughter are moving to another city, and she is excited to not be working As we move a few chapters into the book, we find out that Justine s daughter, Ellen is devastated that her friend that no one knew about George has been expelled Also, Ellen has been working day and night on a short story assignment from school Justine decides to visit the principal and finds out that RATING 2 STARS2015 UK and 2016 North America William Morrow For some reason Justine and her family husband and daughter are moving to another city, and she is excited to not be working As we move a few chapters into the book, we find out that Justine s daughter, Ellen is devastated that her friend that no one knew about George has been expelled Also, Ellen has been working day and night on a short story assignment from school Justine decides to visit the principal and finds out that George doesn t exist So what does this mean Yes, what does this mean I read FOUR HUNDRED and SIXTY FOUR pages and I have no clue what happened other than implausible fantasy or crazy Wonderland stuff I can t even review this book because I don t know what is a spoiler The positive is that Hannah wr...

  10. Carol - Reading Writing and Riesling says:

    My View Unfortunately this was not a book that I particularly enjoyed in fact I had to force myself to finish reading it, ever the optimist thinking which each page I read it might redeem itself, it didn t I loved the premise and the introduction was brilliant a hint of mystery that needs unravelling, Deja vu perhaps, a little bit eerie However I was unable to suspend my disbelief and go along with the ridiculousness of the convoluted plot and the only likable character in this book was Figgy My View Unfortunately this was not a book that I particularly enjoyed in fact I had to force myself ...