The Game You Played Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
It's a blindingly hot summer. International visitors surge into Sydney's Darling Harbour. Two-year-old Tommy is sailing his toy boat in the park there with his mother Phoebe. Tommy vanishes into thin air. The following winter, taunting notes written as nursery rhymes begin arriving at his parents' home.
Little Boy Blue, where did you go? Who led you away? Only I know...
The police believe the messages are just a cruel prank. But Phoebe becomes obsessed with tracking down the writer of the rhymes. Her marriage ends up shattering.
When the shocking identity of the writer is discovered, Phoebe's desperate race for the truth has only just begun.
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|Listening Length||13 hours and 41 minutes|
|Audible.ca Release Date||September 06 2022|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #83,278 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#1,740 in Psychological Thrillers (Audible Books & Originals)
#4,900 in Psychological Thrillers (Books)
#5,324 in Suspense (Audible Books & Originals)
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The story starts off well with little Tommy playing happily with his parents Luke and Phoebe watching on. Within minutes of Luke going off to get them all ice creams and Phoebe taking her eye off her son for literally seconds, Tommy disappears. We are then fast forwarded to six months later and the story flicks between Luke and Phoebe and we see how their son going missing has affected them both. As we get to know them better, we start to see the cracks between their relationship.
Overall this isn't a bad read, I just found parts slightly unbelievable and parts to do with Phoebe almost felt frenzied and I found myself struggling to keep hold of where the story was going. There are a few twists which help to keep you turning the pages but this wasn't a standout psychological thriller for me.
Now, for me, it started very slowly and I did almost pack it in a few times as I was getting a bit bored but then it woke up and it all happened. So do stick with it. There are so many twists 'n' turns and things happening all around you just don't guess at !! I was shocked a few times in it and pretty much every direction I just "knew" it was heading we learn it isn't ! We learn lots about all the characters featured as we go along and see a lot of different versions as to what might or might not have happened on the day Tommy disappeared. Most intriguing. Those you think you know you find you don't at all, etc...
She did have a really odd repeated mistake all the way through, only on the very odd occasion getting it correct and that was writing "i'll" or "i've" with no capital letter. Someone should've spotted this !! There were a few missed apostrophes as well. Then Dickenson written instead of Dickensian, mcdonald's and not MacDonald's and for some reason she capitalised Black when she wrote Black American !
I did find it got a little laboured with all the constant weather checks all the way through then toward the end everything seemed to be getting a bit too rushed. However, I enjoyed it and was pleased I stuck with it and will certainly read more by her.
It kept me captivated in the storyline and on edge through parts of it. It fully immersed me in the plot and the characters are so well written. I don't want to give any of the plot away but this book wasn't what I expected. The twists and turns actually left me gasping and scared at times. It sent shivers down my spine.
The characters are very well written and reminds you that human beings are complex creatures. It's not all black and white. We're by and large multi faceted. Do we really know another person well? Do we even know ourselves?
This is a story that will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions. I would definitely recommend it and already have done to family and friends!