I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Dying Game by Ruhi Choudhary
Also by this author: Hidden Lake , Their Frozen Graves, Little Boy Lost, The Lost Bones
Series: Detective Mackenzie Price #4
Also in this series: Hidden Lake , Their Frozen Graves, Little Boy Lost, The Lost Bones
Published by Bookouture on 17th January 2022
Genres: Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Source: from Netgalley
As the doors of the elevator were forced open, Mack’s worst fears were confirmed. A delicate hand dangled at the top, peeking out from above the elevator. From the shape and size and the green color on the nails, the hand belonged to a woman. Had they found Mia?
Lakemore, Washington. When Mia Gallagher is reported missing after an apparent abduction, Detective Mackenzie Price is immediately called in to investigate. But as she begins to scour CCTV footage of her last known movements, Mia’s body is discovered in an elevator shaft.
DNA evidence points to a troubled local man from the wrong side of town. But before he can be questioned, his body is found alongside a suicide note with the words: I killed her. I didn’t want to. But I had no choice.
The case appears closed until another woman goes missing and 48 hours later is found dead. The only link between the victims is a connection to Baron Wildman, one of the most powerful men in Lakemore but there is no hard evidence connecting him to their deaths.
When a local man confesses to the second killing, his M.O. is eerily similar to the first: kill or be killed. Then a third woman disappears and Mack knows she has just forty-eight hours to discover who lies at the heart of the blackmailing ring and find her victim alive.
Soon it becomes clear that this twisted killer will go to any lengths to protect a decades-old secret and wreak their revenge, even if that means hurting those closest to Mack. Can she unravel who lies at the heart of this deadly game before she loses another person she loves?
A pulse-pounding thriller packed with twists, The Dying Game will have you reading late into the night. Perfect for fans of Lisa Regan, Karin Slaughter and Robert Dugoni.
Thank you to Bookouture for letting me take part in this tour and for my copy of this book via Netgalley. I really enjoyed the first 3 books in this series so I was eager to see what Mad Mack got up to this time. This is the fourth book in the series but can be read as a standalone.
Mad Mack is back again. Mack seemed a bit unhinged in this book. She didn’t seem as together as she has before. She was also very lonely at points. I can understand why and I hope that Mack finds something other than work.
This case had it all. It was tense, shocking and gripped me from the very first page. The prologue had me very worried and racing through the book to get to this scene. I needed to know what was going to happen. Rita did an excellent job of keeping me guessing. Honestly, you will not work this one out! there were so many suspects all with such good motives.
If you are looking for a police procedural that will have you hooked from start to finish then I definitely recommend this one!
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