A Game for All the Family PDF/EPUB Ë Game for All

  • ebook
  • 480 pages
  • A Game for All the Family
  • Sophie Hannah
  • English
  • 12 October 2016
  • 9780062388315

10 thoughts on “A Game for All the Family

  1. Peace 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* 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 BOOK Justine thought she knew who she was until an anonymous caller seemed to know betterAfter fleeing London and a career that nearly destroyed her Justine Merrison plans to spend her days doing as little as possible But soon after the move her daughter Ellen starts to seem strangely withdrawn Checking Ellen's homework one day Justine finds herself reading a chillingly articulate story about a series of sinister murders committed at the family's new house Can Ellen really have made all this up as she claims? Why would she invent something so grotesue set it in her own home and name one of the characters after herself? When Justine discovers that Ellen has probably also invented her best friend at school who appears not to be known to any of the teachers Justine's alarm turns to panicThen the anonymous phone calls start a stranger making accusations and threats that suggest she and Justine share a traumatic past yet Justine doesn't recognise her voice When the caller starts to talk about three graves two big ones and a smaller one for a child Justine fears for her family's safety If the police can't help she'll have to confront the danger herself but first she must work out who she's supposed to beMY THOUGHTS A Game for all the Family is like Lewis Caroll meets Roald Dahl and Dr Seuss but for adults This book is demented crazy intriguing and compelling This is a book you will either love or hateI am not even going to try to explain the plotI will let an extract from the book do that for me 'Once upon a time there was a woman called Justine Merrison She tried so hard to Do Nothing but she failed She ended up doing Something a bigger Something than she had ever done beforeThe whole time I was reading this book I was wondering 'what if?' By the time I finished my head was buzzing like it was occupied by a swarm of bees An incredible readThank you to Hodder Stoughton via Netgalley for providing a digital ARC of A Game For All the Family by Sophie Hannah for review All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions Please refer to my Goodreadscom profile page or the 'about' page on sandysbookadaywordpresscom for an explanation of my rating system This review and others are also published on my blog sandysbookadaywordpresscom

  3. Caroline 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 uite enjoyed themThis 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 roadUnfortunately 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 particularA couple of examples1 A pupil's parent forces her way into the school past the Head Teacher's PA using the words 'get the fk out of my way' and nothing is done about it or ever mentioned again2 It becomes apparent that the Head Teacher has been giving out personal details of every single new pupil or prospective pupil for years to a neurotic parent The characters themselves were utterly unlikeable from the self obsessed Justine and her ineffectual and one dimensional opera singer husband to their incredibly rude and precocious daughter Ellen never have I wanted to teach a fictional character some good manners I've given it two stars as I just about managed to make my way to the end although I admit to skim reading the last 100 pagesOverall a disappointing read

  4. Liz Barnsley 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 happeningSo 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 adding in some rather odd behaviour from her daughter and Justine finds herself having to do uite a lot after allThere are two strands to the tale Justine's side and a fictional story written by her daughter that is so gripping you may find yourself wanting to read that than the other But Sophie Hannah does nothing without good reason so you sense that this essay is going to be important but how why and what the blinking nora is going on at that school you'll have no idea I know You'll just have to read itSuperbly crafted to keep you metaphorically chasing your own tail whilst I was not reading this book I found myself constantly going back to it in my head trying to come up with some reason why everything that was happening was happening It drove me uietly insaneMs Hannah writes with sharp witty dialogue and a dark ironic humour that is completely dastardly you can't escape all you can do is keep going hoping that the fog will clear and daylight will be ahead It is SO addictive the characters spark with electrical energy the plot thickens with every page but never goes too far and of course the ultimate solution is typical of this author in that it makes both perfect sense yet still won't let go of you because you know thats just the way it is Definitively satisfying I'd like to bet you'll keep returning to this story and the characters in the pages long after leaving them behind I know I willSimply brilliant If I was wearing a hat right now I'd take it off to Sophie Hannah who writes the twistiest tales known to man yet manages to make it in the end seem oh so beautifully simpleHighly RecommendedHappy Reading Folks

  5. Christine Christine says:

    Sophie Hannah once again triumphs as the ueen of uirkiness 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 determined to get to the bottom of all of thisAt the same time we have a story within a story This is written by Ellen and we are slowly drip fed its contents The Bascom family are an odd group of characters who just grow in oddness over time They define the word odd Soon added to the mix is a touch of murder and intrigueSophie Hannah is just clever at storytelling She spins such a tale that you don’t know what is real and what is made up and bafflement ensues However at the same time you are joining the dots and playing the game I really don’t know how she does itThis is one book you have to read at leisure to appreciate the dark humour and the strange twists and turns It all does come together beautifully at the end So a little patience is needed when the strangeness is cranked up to full volumeI will not forget this book It seems to defy sense at one point and then it all ends in a pretty straight forward way I love a book like thatRead this and lose yourself in the complexity and clever mind of Sophie Hannah It is one I will have to read againHighly recommended

  6. Debra Komar 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 story begins to go downhillHannah sadly choses to include a B line about a story the teenage girl is writing Then she makes the disastrous decision to blend the two plot lines and the result is almost unreadable It is certainly silly and incomprehensible The last 40 pages of the book are her desperate attempt to make sense of it all and she fails miserably This is just dumb and annoying It is like the worst of M Night Shamalayan Everything is in service to a non existent twist ending that cannot be predicted because it is pure non sense This book made me angry I want the hours I wasted on it back

  7. Lisa 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 uniue refreshing hilarious both in dry humor and the ridiculous laugh out loud type creative imaginative extremely well written and eually well read I had the audio book I think this book is best in audio and that's also how I feel about Bernadette So I give it 5 stars but I have also given 5 stars to likes of Bernadette so don't blame me if you try it and hate it 5 STARS

  8. Carlos Carlos says:

    25 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 34 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 ending feels superfluous and dubious I would not recommend this book

  9. Kris - My Novelesque Life 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 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 writes well After reading reviews on this book which are mixed I think I want to try Hannah's series Spilling CID before making decisions on the author I rarely say don't read the book I feel like after you read my review you can judge if it's something you want to pursue but this one I would sayread something elseI received an eARC from EDELWEISSMy Novelesue Blog

  10. Carol - Reading Writing and Riesling Carol - Reading Writing and Riesling says:

    My ViewUnfortunately 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 brillianta 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 the Dog I really felt like I was sitting round a camp fire every person in the circle charged with adding to a story the story growing weirder stranger and sillier as it was passed along This one is not for me but I see others have been enchanted by it Oh well each to their own

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A Game for All the Family❰Download❯ ✤ A Game for All the Family Author Sophie Hannah – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Justine 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 poss Justine thought she for All Epub Û 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 A Game PDF \ in her beautiful home in DevonBut 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 Game for All eBook ✓ be told that nobody's been expelled there is and was no GeorgeThen 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 safetyIf 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.

About the Author: Sophie Hannah

Sophie Hannah is for All Epub Û an internationally bestselling writer of psychological crime fiction published in countries In her latest novel The Carrier won the Crime Thriller of the Year Award at the Specsavers National Book A Game PDF \ Awards Two of Sophie’s crime novels The Point of Rescue and The Other Half Lives have been adapted for television and appeared on ITV under the series title Case Sensiti.