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413 pages, Kindle Edition
First published December 1, 2019
“...trap a bunch of people together, throw in some challenges, and see how they turn on each other. And there can only be one winner, one who outwits, outlasts, and outplays the others.”
“The veneer of civilization is very, very thin. Like the delicate shell of a bird’s egg. The tiniest force will crack it. And the cracks are not where light gets in. They’re where the evil oozes out. That’s where the Monsters live, in that ooze. My games, my scripts...They just help make the cracks. It’s the players who show us the rest. They show us what we all really are, deep down at the core. Beasts.”
"Nine Little Liars thought they'd be late.And when Forest Shadow Lodge finally comes into view at the head of Taheese Lake, it is no 5-star Wilderness Resort, but a dilapidated wooden lodge with a rickety jetty, no phone reception and surrounded by forbidding wilderness in each direction. To make things worse, bad weather is quickly closing in, making escape in the seaplane impossible. When the lodge party find a menacing poem beside nine carved wooden figures - one already missing its head - they come to the awful realisation that someone has brought them together for a dark purpose, but who could be responsible and what secrets are each of them keeping? Then one disappears...
One missed the plane, and then there were eight..."