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The Family Game


By: Catherine Steadman

ISBN: 978-0593158067

Publisher: Ballantine

Publication Date: 10/18/2022

Format: Hardcover

My Rating: TBR


OCT 2022 MUST-READ BOOKS


“A powerful family and a deadly game. Be prepared for a nail-biting, roller-coaster of a ride in Catherine Steadman’s classy and ingenious new thriller.”—B. A. Paris, New York Times bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors


A rich, eccentric family. A time-honored tradition. Or a lethal game of survival? One woman is about to find out if she has what it takes to join her husband’s family in this riveting, must-read thriller from the author of Something in the Water, Mr. Nobody, and The Disappearing Act.


THE RULES

1. Listen carefully

2. Do your research

3. Trust no one

4. Run for your life


Harriet Reed, a novelist on the brink of literary stardom, is newly engaged to Edward Holbeck, the heir of an extremely powerful family. And even though Edward has long tried to severe ties with them, news of the couple’s marital bliss has the Holbecks inching back into their lives.


As Harriet is drawn into their lavish world, the family seems perfectly welcoming. So when Edward’s father, Robert, hands Harriet a tape of a book he’s been working on, she is desperate to listen.


But as she presses play, it’s clear that this isn’t just a novel. It’s a confession.


A confession to a grisly crime. A murder. And, suddenly, the game is in motion.


Feeling isolated and confused, Harriet must work out if this is part of a plan to test her loyalty. Or something far darker. What is it that Robert sees in her? Why give her the power to destroy everything?


This might be a game to the Holbeck family—but losing might still prove deadly.

READY OR NOT, HERE THEY COME . . .


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Praise for the novels of

Catherine Steadman


“A powerful family and a deadly game. Be prepared for a nail-biting, roller-coaster of a ride in Catherine Steadman’s classy and ingenious new thriller.” —B. A. Paris, New York Times bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors


“Stylish, riveting, hugely atmospheric.”

—Lucy Foley, New York Times bestselling author of The Guest List


“Thrilling and thought-provoking.”

—Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of Survive the Night


“[A] tricky psychological puzzle . . . It’s a joy to encounter a suspenseful book whose turns lurk, rather than lumber, around the corner.”

—The New York Times Book Review


“Twisty . . . highly imaginative . . . deliciously provocative.”

—The Washington Post


“Perfectly thrilling.”

—Vanity Fair


“Mesmerizing . . wildly imaginative . . . Suspense is peppered in all the right places.”

—Associated Press




About the Author


Catherine Steadman is an actress and author based in London. She has appeared in leading roles on British and American television as well as on stage in the West End, where she has been nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award. She grew up in the New Forest, Hampshire, and now lives in North London with her husband and daughter. Steadman’s first novel, Something in the Water, was a New York Times bestseller with rights sold in more than thirty territories. She is also the author of Mr. Nobody and The Disappearing Act. READ MORE


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