The Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay | Review

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The Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay | ReviewThe Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay
Published by Sourcebooks Fire on August 2, 2016
Genres: Mystery
Pages: 325
Format: ARC
Source: Netgalley
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Who will be left after lights out?

Tag, you’re it…

It’s 4:00 a.m. when they come for me. I am already awake, strung out on the fear that they will come, and the fear that they won’t. When I finally hear the click of the latch on the dormitory door, I have only a second to brace myself before—

At Cate's isolated boarding school, Killer is more than a game—it’s an elite secret society. Members must avoid being “Killed” during a series of thrilling pranks, and only the Game Master knows who the “Killer” is. When Cate’s finally invited to join the Assassins’ Guild, she know it’s her ticket to finally feeling like she belongs.

But when the game becomes all too real, the school threatens to shut it down. Cate will do anything to keep playing and save the Guild. But can she find the real assassin before she’s the next target?

 

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been a fan of books that seem somewhat creepy and thrilling. I think that’s what originally drew me into The Assassin Game. I’m so glad that I got the chance to read it!

Most mysteries are novels that I end up hating, but that wasn’t the case with this novel. I really liked the mystery and suspense in this novel. Basically, the Assassin Game is a game (obviously) where one person is a killer and they have to “kill” people off in the game until someone in the game can correctly guess who the killer is. So it’s really all fake though someone ends up actually killing someone for real.

I honestly didn’t know who the killer was. A lot of the times, I end up hating mysteries because I can guess how it’s all going to be played out. That wasn’t the case with this novel!

I really liked the setting. It took place on a little island near Wales that Cate’s family actually owns. I just found that to be such an interesting setting because it was unlike any other setting that I’ve explored. Plus, an island for a murder story!? I mean, that’s even better because it’s even more hard to escape!

In the end, The Assassin Game was an extremely suspenseful and thrilling novel that I’d love to revisit again in the future. It’s worth a read!

About Kirsty McKay

Kirsty McKay is the author of UNDEAD, a wickedly funny zombie-comedy for teens. Now a full time writer, Kirsty originally started out as an actress. She went on to write for the theatre and has written extensively for commercial theatre both in the UK and North America. Kirsty recently turned her hand to writing children’s fiction. In 2008, Kirsty’s work was included in SCBWI’s Undiscovered Voices anthology as part of their annual competition to find new writers. Kirsty was born in the North East of England, but currently lives with her husband and small daughter in the United States.

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5 Comments

  • Bookaholic 007
    09.17.2016

    I rarely read mystery/thriller books but this sounds so good!

  • Kirsty Hanson
    09.18.2016

    This sounds interesting… I hate mystery books that I can guess straight away as well! I might have to buy this! Thank you for a really good review 😊

    xoxo
    Kirsty

    thebibliophilegirluk.blogspot.com

  • Lauren Stoolfire
    09.18.2016

    The premise sounds like a good one!

  • AngelErin
    09.18.2016

    Excellent review! I love mystery/thrillers so I'll definitely have to try this one sometime. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

  • Lorraine
    09.26.2016

    Sounds like a fun read. And yes to islands off the Welsh coat – brilliant setting 😀

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