Fans of HBO's Succession and Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl will love this "clever thriller" (Publisher's Weekly).
"Dani Lamia explores the dark side of the human experiment in this fast-paced page-turner with an ending that I never saw coming. Worth reading!" —D.R. Rosentsteel, Amazon reviewer
Winning the game could change your life. But losing the game could end it.
Caitlin Nylo gave up everything to turn her father's game company into a worldwide success. Along the way, she lost her mother, her marriage, and she barely sees her children. She's rich, driven, and brilliant. But she's also alone.
After her eccentric father passes away, Caitlin is furious when she learns that instead of leaving the company and its fortunes to her, he has chosen to make his heirs compete in one last game: a scavenger hunt with a multi-billion dollar inheritance waiting at the end.
But old secrets and sibling rivalry soon take a dark turn, as Caitlin and the others confront the demons of their past in their search for clues. And when a live video reveals the brutal murder of her greedy brother, the surviving heirs discover the terrifying truth.
Someone else is playing the game with them. Someone who will do anything to protect one final secret. What began as a scavenger hunt has been twisted into a maniacal deathtrap, from which there is no escape.
And when the game is over, only one of them will remain alive.
"A very contemporary twist on Agatha Christie's 'And Then There Were None.'" —Pradapoet, Amazon reviewer
"This punchy and often witty novel will appeal to the game-player in everyone." —Publishers Weekly
"And the end game contains twist after twist that will leave you reeling – and so happy not to be a Nylo!" —Shari Held, Amazon reviewer
For more from Dani Lamia, check out 666 Gable Way.
Workaholic Caitlyn Nylo, the narrator of this clever thriller from Lamia (The Raven), believes she's the most qualified of her late father's five children to take over the games company he founded, of which she's the CEO. As she says of her siblings, "Being useless runs in our family just as much as loving toys does." After her father's funeral, the five are summoned to his office to watch his video will, in which he tells them he has one last game for them to play. The winner will get the $20 billion family fortune. Reluctantly, they set off on an elaborate augmented reality scavenger hunt across New York City. After one brother dies, the other players receive a video of his death. They're now faced with the sobering realization that losing the game means losing their lives. Caitlyn sets out to discover the identity of the elusive games master who's controlling their destinies. Lamia explores family relationships and game theory as the action speeds to the exciting conclusion. This punchy and often witty novel will appeal to the game-player in everyone.