IF YOU ONLY READ ONE BOOK THIS YEAR MAKE IT THIS ONE It was only meant to be a gameNone of us ever agreed on the exact beginningWas it when we started drawing the chalk figures, or when they started to appear on their ownWas it the terrible accidentOr when they found the first body THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, ALSO SHORTLISTED FOR THE STEEL DAGGER, BEST THRILLER AWARD A must read Daily Express A tense gripper with a leave the lights on shock ending Sunday Times Deliciously creepy with a side order of Eighties nostalgia Good Housekeeping Plenty of plot twists and an evocative portrait of small town life in the sa riveting read Guardian There are shades of Stephen King when the reality bends into the sinister, and a deliciously creepy finale Daily Mail Wonderfully creepy like a cold blade on the back of your neck LEE CHILD