Ones to Watch in 2019. Mind Games Leona Deakin.

Four strangers are missing.

Left at their last-known locations are birthday cards that read:


The police aren’t worried – it’s just a game. But the families are frantic, and psychologist and private detective Dr Augusta Bloom is persuaded to investigate. As she delves into the lives of the missing people, she finds something that binds them all.

And that something makes them very dangerous indeed.

As more disappearances are reported and new birthday cards uncovered, Dr Bloom races to unravel the mystery and find the puppeteer. But is she playing into their hands?

I LOVED this.

Definitely the most addictive debut I’ve read recently, peppered with extraordinarily engaging and fascinating characters with a central theme I am always drawn towards. I say no more on that particular thing.

Dr Augusta Bloom is my favourite type of main protagonist, aptly backed up by ex MI6 agent Jameson, a brilliantly readable duo brought to vivid life by the author and thrown into an absolutely intriguing drama that will keep you up late turning those pages. And then there’s Seraphine. Who I’m absolutely crazy about.

Mind Games indeed. I hesitate to give too much away but this is excellent story telling done with spot on pacing and pitch perfect twist placement, characters to die for and a game of wits that will challenge yours.

A refreshing take on a theme, beautifully written, cleverly crafted and has left me longing for more.

Highly Recommended.

You can purchase Mind Games (Transworld/Black Swan) Here.

Happy Reading!

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