The Dying Game – Detective Mackenzie Price series Book 4- ARC Book Review

The Dying Game: A totally gripping crime and mystery thriller (Detective Mackenzie Price Book 4) by [Ruhi Choudhary]

Title:- The Dying Game

Author:- Ruhi Choudhary

Date published:- will be published on 17th January 2022

Publisher:- Bookouture

Genre:- Thriller

No. of pages:- 360 pages


You have two days to kill her, or you will be the next to die…

A week ago the body of a young woman named Mia Gallagher was found in an elevator shaft, forty-eight hours after she was snatched from her apartment in Lakemore, Washington.

When a local man confesses to her killing in his suicide note, the police department believe the case is closed. But then another woman goes missing, and forty-eight hours later is found dead. Detective Mackenzie Price is convinced their deaths are connected. Then she finds a letter in the supposed murderer’s house and realizes the sickening truth: the victims are all part of a sinister game, and more lives are at stake.

Someone wants these women dead—but isn’t killing them. Instead they are blackmailing others to do their dirty work: become a murderer, or be the next to die.

When a third woman goes missing, Mack and her partner Detective Nick Blackwood know they have just forty-eight hours to find her alive. Only by hunting down the blackmailer, who’s masterminding this twisted game, will they be able to stop the killings.

But the blackmailer will go to any lengths to get away with murder, and now no one connected to the case is safe. Including Mack. She has spent years healing from her troubled past, learning to open her heart again but—as one of the people closest to her is sucked into the game—could she be about to lose another person she loves?

A pulse-pounding thriller packed with twists, The Dying Game will have you reading late into the night. Perfect for fans of Lisa Regan, Karin Slaughter and Angela Marsons.

Content Warning:- Murder

Detective Mackenzie Price is back with another case!

When a local man commits suicide with a note saying that he killed the recently disappeared and murdered Mia, the police considers the case to be closed. But when another woman disappeared, Mackenzie thinks that the two cases are related. Soon, she was found right when the two women are connected to a powerful family. When the other woman’s body was found and another third woman disappeared, Mackenzie must find the killer before it was too late.

This book, unlike the previous books is more like a police procedural but nonetheless the story had twists and turns and is quite unputdownable and fast paced. The author is indeed a talented writer, using adjectives and phrases and doest a really a good job of drawing the reader into the story. I was literally hooked into the book that I couldn’t see who the killer was. There were so many suspects, the twists in the book were endless that you didn’t know what the ending is going to be like. Overall, I felt like I was going in a roller coaster ride while reading this book!

This was a fast paced thriller packed with twists and turns you wouldn’t expect. Worth five stars!

Many thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

Ruhi Choudhary discovered her passion for writing when she was seven years old and wrote her first Star Trek episode. Being a fan of the dark and twisted, she found her calling in crime thriller.

She likes to write stories that make you a little uncomfortable and characters that you struggle to make up your mind about but stay with you.

She lives in Toronto and spends her days training to be a scientist and wishing it rained more often!

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