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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781529401189

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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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Some games can be deadly

At first, Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan believes the murder mystery game sent to her office is a birthday gift from one of her colleagues. But when Frankie studies the game’s contents, she notices a striking resemblance between the ‘murder victim’ and missing twenty-two-year-old Lydia Callin.

As Frankie and her team investigate, a series of grisly crimes connected to the game are discovered across Dublin city and Lydia’s involvement with a shadowy network of murder mystery players becomes clear.

On the hunt for Lydia’s murderer, Frankie is drawn more deeply into the game. Every successful move brings her closer to the killer. But the real question is not what happens should she lose — but what happens if she wins.


‘A wonderfully rich lead character and a story that twists in unforeseen directions’ Claire McGowan

‘What an absolute winner of a book. Five stars from me’ Gytha Lodge

‘The heir to Tana French’s throne’ Irish Times

‘Cracking . . . Taut, gripping and beautifully written’ Steve Cavanagh

‘An ending you definitely won’t see coming’ JP Delaney

‘A superior crime thriller . . . Highly recommended’ Mark Edwards


Kiernan's best yet. You'll be gripped from the minute you open the Murder Box.....
Cara Hunter
Cleverly plotted, it's a page-turner that keeps you guessing
Offers something a little different, as Kiernan tests the elasticity of the police procedural's parameters
Irish Times
A clever, original story is augmented by Kiernan's masterful writing, credible characters, and a smashing finale
Sunday Independent
Twisty, smartly plotted
Real People
A multi-layered novel and the main plot that is so cleverly put together - you will want to devour this book and do little else but read
Belfast Telegraph
told efficiently and with relish
Sunday Times Crime Club – Mark Sanderson’s Pick of the Week
So dark and so clever - a thrilling puzzle for the reader to solve. I loved it.
Lucy Foley