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  • Location: Devon

A Game For All The Family

A Game For All The Family

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: Moving from London to Devon should mean less stress, more time to relax and a happier, more peaceful life shouldn’t it?

  • ISBN: 978-1444776034
  • Genre: Psychological, Thriller

What you need to know before your trail

Justine has escaped London in every sense of the word. It was a place that nearly destroyed her, a career which nearly killed her and so life in Devon seems the perfect way to start enjoying life.

Life here should be good – but not long after the move, daughter Ellen starts to withdraw. She says that her best friend George has been unfairly expelled from school, but when Justine questions the school’s decision, they tell her that no one has been expelled and that there is no George.

Then the anonymous calls start: a stranger is making threats and suggesting she and Justine share a traumatic past and a guilty secret – yet Justine doesn’t recognise her voice. She talks of graves – three graves – two big and one small and soon Justice is fearing for her family’s safety. If the police can’t help she’ll just have to work things out on her own..

Travel Guide

Imagine if you moved to a new house in Devon and your daughter started writing stories about a murder committed there. Then you find out she’s invented a best friend at school  and a story about him being unfairly expelled. Not the nicest of starts after having escaped from London for a better life.

“..the gentle curve of the grass bank that stretches all the way from our front door to the River Dart…..”

Relocating from the capital to a nice, large posh house in Devon might sound ideal but it is far from it. When the phone calls start, the rooms start to echo with the chills of a strange voice saying that she knows you…

And then there’s the Ingrey family who lived in the house before if daughter Ellen’s story is to be believed. But who are they and what do they want? Ellen’s real world is just as chilling – just what kind of school does she go to and where does George fit into it all?

London was  a place of stress that Justine had to escape from quickly. Now Devon is the place of her new start and where she will do nothing and celebrate that nothingness. Life here in this cold and mysterious house is not working out the way anyone could have planned it.

A story about a family who used to life in the house before you, but are they imaginary or not?  A boy called George – imaginary or not? And those phone calls and anonymous graves…

Aptly, the author mentions in a footnote that the Speedwell house where the family lives is loosely based on Greenway, Agatha Christie’s holiday home in Devon.

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