The Murder Game by Carrie Doyle PDF

Do you love reading Young Adult, Mystery Thriller novels? Are clueless about the next thriller novel to read? The Murder Game by Carrie Doyle PDF is just the right book ofr you. The Murder Game PDF is perfect for fans of One of Us Is Lying; Murder mystery books for teens; Teen thrillers; Young adult suspense novels. The story takes place in a boarding school (one of my favorite setups for mysteries) and is told from the perspective of Luke Chase. He is kind of known in the Southborough town for his heroic escape from his abductors when he was kidnapped as a kid.

One night while Luke, his roommate Oscar, Oscar’s partner Kelsey, and the new British girl, Pippa are at the hangout place in the woods in the middle of the night, they happen to overhear a strange conversation. Soon they realize that they are not alone in the woods and that it could be dangerous if they were busted so they all run back to their dorms. But the next day it’s revealed that a murder was committed of Mrs. Heckler, the Dean’s wife near their hangout place in the woods.

All four of them realize they may be the last people to hear the victim’s voice and know that there was someone else in the woods. His best friend, Oscar is being framed for the murder, or did he kill her? With suspects aplenty and a past that’s anything but innocent, Luke Chase calls on his famous survival skills to solve the mystery and find the true killer. will He Succeed? Get the book and find out.

The Murder Game by Carrie Doyle PDF Free Download Details

  • Book Title: The Murder Game by Carrie Doyle PDF
  • Author: Carrie Doyle
  • Published: April 6th 2021 by Sourcebooks Fire
  • Goodreads Link: The Murder Game by Carrie Doyle PDF
  • ISBN: 9781728222295
  • Formats: [PDF] [Epub]
  • No. of pages: Paperback, 384 pages
  • Size: 2 MB
  • Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult, Mystery Thriller, Contemporary, Boarding School, Horror, Murder Mystery, Crime
  • Language: English
  • File Status: Available
  • Price: $0

The Murder Game by Carrie Doyle Book Summary

Boarding school has never been more dangerous.

What if your roommate is a murderer? Or what if he’s being framed and only you can save him?

Luke Chase made history as a child when he escaped a kidnapping. Now, all he wants is to be a normal teenager. So when he sneaks out to the woods one night to drink with friends and flirt with the new British girl at school, he’s excited to feel some freedom.

Except the next morning, one of their teachers is found murdered―in the exact same spot where they had been partying. Soon, Luke’s roommate and best friend Oscar is the #1 suspect.

As the evidence and list of suspects builds, Luke attempts to use his famous survival skills to find the killer and clear Oscar’s name. But as Luke gets closer to the truth, the killer is getting closer to Luke.

The Murder Game is perfect for fans of:

  • They Wish They Were Us and One of Us Is Lying
  • Murder mystery books for teens
  • Teen thrillers
  • Young adult suspense

The Murder Game by Carrie Doyle Book Review

Reaviw by James J. Cudney author of Father Figure

The Murder Game is the latest novel from Carrie Doyle. I’m current in her two amateur sleuth novel series, and I’ve had this in one in my queue for most of the year. It’s very YA-based, and I wasn’t sure I would totally love it. It takes place at a Connecticut boarding school (30 minutes from where I’m moving to next year), and the kids are around 16 years old. The plot was interesting, and since I wanted to catch up on some of the books I’d TBR’d earlier this year, this was next in line.

Definitely geared toward a younger audience. I enjoyed it, but the language was simple and the plot was a bit dramatic for me (in terms of dealing with the ages of the students). I found myself much more keen when they interacted with adults, not with each other. From the author’s other books, she’s very clever in her word choice, but that was missing here. Intended, I’m sure, for the audience and the different genre. The other part that left me a little uncertain was the title. It really didn’t fit at all. It was a murder mystery, and no game was involved. The way in which Luke investigates was top notch. I love his backstory. And the campus sounds pretty cool.

It looks like this could turn into a series. There’s an open-ended piece of the plot (not part of the main story) that would make a good 2nd book. I do like Oscar and Luke, but I wasn’t a fan of Kelsey and Pippa. Pippa would be the focus of the 2nd book, plus there’s a stalker / serial killer in the news, and that could go somewhere too. Not sure where that might go yet! Either way, I did like the book, and I will read any future ones. Just would’ve been better marketed toward the YA audience. Maybe it was, and I missed that! 🙂

The Murder Game by Carrie Doyle Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up-Luke Chase and his best friend Oscar just wanted a night of teenage rebellion at their quiet, private boarding school. The plan was simple: sneak out of their dorm, meet their friends Kelsey and Pippa, and have a fun evening. When they hear adults near their hangout spot, the four teens think they’re caught. Instead, they hear a murder. The victim, Mrs. Heckler, is the flirtatious wife of one of the deans, and when rumors fly that she was having an affair with a student, Oscar becomes the prime suspect. Luke knows Oscar is innocent, so he starts his own investigation to clear his friend’s name. Doyle uses her past work writing cozy mysteries to create an intriguing whodunit with enough red herrings and plot twists to keep readers guessing until the big reveal. The teen characters are richly developed and complex, with interesting and suspicious motives. However, the adult characters are more stereotypical and some readers may find the interactions between the teens and adults implausible. In particular, the teachers are too informal and open with their students. While the resolution is tidy, the pacing is a bit rushed near the climax, and readers may be left wanting more. Readers who enjoyed Karen M. McManus’s One of Us Is Lying, Dana Mele’s People Like Us, and Chelsea Pitcher’s This Lie Will Kill You will find this a satisfying read. Most main characters’ races aren’t stated, and there is some diversity in the supporting cast. VERDICT A character-driven murder mystery that will leave readers guessing until the big reveal.-Kaetlyn Phillips, Yorkton, Sask.α(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review

“A character-driven murder mystery that will leave readers guessing until the big reveal.” ― School Library Journal

“A solid, well-paced read for any lover of YA mystery.” ― Booklist

About the Author

Carrie Doyle is the best-selling author of multiple novels and screenplays that span many genres.

A born and bred New Yorker, Carrie has spent most of her life in Manhattan, with the exception of a six-year stint in Europe (Russia; France; England) and five years in Los Angeles. A former Editor-in-Chief of the Russian edition of Marie Claire, Carrie has written dozens of articles for various magazines. She is also a screenwriter, and her movie Intern (co-written with Jill Kargman) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Carrie currently splits her time between New York and Long Island, with her husband and two teenage sons

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