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“I had to keep reading to the end. What a brilliantly twisted and creepy thrill ride of a novel.”

~James Oswald, author of Inspector McLean series

“Not only has Jen Williams found the line where ghost stories tip into true crime, where phantoms become flesh and blood, but she crosses it into something far more frightening. Games for Dead Girls is a testament to how truth will always be more terrifying than fiction, and where, at the root of every Bloody Mary, there's a young woman dying to be heard.”

~Clay Mcleod Chapman, author of Ghost Eaters

“Full of twists and turns, this had me on the edge of my seat.”

~Catherine McKenzie, USA Today bestselling author of Please Join Us and Have You Seen Her

“The twists are unexpected and delightfully creepy. A brilliantly crafted tale of unexplained disappearances and macabre urban legends, Williams' sophomore thriller is even better than her debut, A Dark and Secret Place (2021). Recommend to fans of Stacy Willingham, Karin Slaughter, and Stephen King.”


Treading the fine line where the supernatural ends and real human monstrosity begins, GAMES FOR DEAD GIRLS is a haunting, dark read, perfect for fans of Jennifer Hillier and Alex North.


Hithechurch, a peaceful, out-of-the-way seaside town in Kent.


When Charlie was young, she would visit with her family, making friends and playing down by the beach. Their favourite game was telling scary stories of make-believe that would twist and weave old wives' tales into something terrifying to scare each other. They would laugh and try to shake off the shiver that ran down their backs. But what if it wasn’t all make-believe? Years later Charlie returns to Hithechurch with her niece, researching a book on folklore. As she delves deeper into the history of the area, she finds something disturbing: a decades long history of women going missing. Could the stories be true?


Charlie is about to find out that some games are deadlier than others.

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