Monday, August 1, 2016

The Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay

Upcoming Release from Sourcebooks Fire

At Cate's elite prep school, it's kill or be killed—literally
At Cate's isolated boarding school, Killer is more than a game—it's an elite secret society. Members must avoid being "killed" during a series of thrilling pranks, and only the Grand Master knows who the "killer" is. When Cate's finally invited to join the Assassins' Guild, she knows it's her ticket to finally feeling like she belongs at Umfraville Hall.

But when the Game becomes all too real, the school threatens to shut it down. Cate will do anything to keep playing and save the Guild, but can she find the real assassin before she's the next target?

"McKay keeps things ambiguous so that readers will continue guessing until the true culprit is revealed in the climactic scene. Her witty, self-deprecating voice captures the thrill of belonging and the complicated emotions that come with new money. Smart, edge-of-the-seat thrills." - Kirkus

"Umfraville Hall, an exclusive boarding school on the windswept Welsh island of Skola, is an ideal setting for a mystery that takes a few cues from Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None... McKay (Undead) pokes a bit of fun at teen angst, using Cate's wry voice to tell this twisty whodunit.
" - Publishers Weekly

"Fans of elusive thrillers like Gail Giles's What Happened to Cass McBride will enjoy this book thoroughly. Lovers of mystery and suspense and those who appreciate a good boarding school story will also engage with this fast-moving and adrenaline-packed novel." - School Library Journal

"McKay's world building is topnotch and the suspense palpable." - Booklist

About the Author
Kirsty is a former actress, and has written children's plays for commercial theatre. In 2008, she won SCBWI's competition to find new writers. She was born in the UK, but now lives in Boston, USA, with her husband and daughter. Visit for more.

You can pre-order The Assassin Game at the following Retailers:

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire (August 2, 2016)
Age Range: 12 - 17 years
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Paperback: 336 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1492632759
ISBN-13: 978-1492632757
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 7.7 inches


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