The Cruellest Game

  • by Hilary Bonner
  • Narrated by Karen Cass
  • 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An unnerving psychological thriller from the best-selling author of The Cruelty of Morning. Perfect for fans of Nicci French and Sophie Hannah.
The lie was just the begnning.... Marion Anderton lives the perfect life. She has a beautiful home, a handsome and loving husband, and an intelligent and caring son. But as easily as perfect lives are built, they can also be demolished. When tragedy strikes at the heart of her family, Marion finds herself in the middle of a nightmare, with no sign of waking-up. The life she treasured is disintegrating before her very eyes, but it's just the beginning of something much worse and altogether more deadly.…


What the Critics Say

"A gripping story set in Devon with a final, unexpected, twist." (Country Life)


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Customer Reviews

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Any additional comments?

I bought this based on reviews on other Hilary Bonner novels.
It was boringly slow and the story line is full of holes. I regret wasting a credit on it.

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- Libertine78

Ok listen but dragged on and gaping plot holes

Would you try another book written by Hilary Bonner or narrated by Karen Cass?

I would try another by narrater not author. Narrator did her best and was quite good at differentiating different characters.

What will your next listen be?

Am listening to "the secret place"

Have you listened to any of Karen Cass’s other performances? How does this one compare?


Do you think The Cruellest Game needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

please no !

Any additional comments?

Very unbelievable plot and characterisation, felt like it should have ended about 2 hours before it finally did but author wanted to spin out final "twist" though that "twist" just like all the others in book had been pretty obvious all along.

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- mialee

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-01-2014
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd