The Taken Ones: A totally gripping crime and mystery thriller

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As the doors of the elevator were forced open, Mack’s worst fears were confirmed. A delicate hand dangled at the top, peeking out from above the elevator. From the shape and size and the green color on the nails, the hand belonged to a woman. Had they found Mia?


Lakemore, Washington. When Mia Gallagher is reported missing after an apparent abduction, Detective Mackenzie Price is immediately called in to investigate. But as she begins to scour CCTV footage of her last known movements, Mia’s body is discovered in an elevator shaft.


DNA evidence points to a troubled local man from the wrong side of town. But before he can be questioned, his body is found alongside a suicide note with the words: I killed her. I didn’t want to. But I had no choice.


The case appears closed until another woman goes missing and 48 hours later is found dead. The only link between the victims is a connection to Baron Wildman, one of the most powerful men in Lakemore but there is no hard evidence connecting him to their deaths.


When a local man confesses to the second killing, his M.O. is eerily similar to the first: kill or be killed. Then a third woman disappears and Mack knows she has just forty-eight hours to discover who lies at the heart of the blackmailing ring and find her victim alive. 


Soon it becomes clear that this twisted killer will go to any lengths to protect a decades-old secret and wreak their revenge, even if that means hurting those closest to Mack. Can she unravel who lies at the heart of this deadly game before she loses 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 Robert Dugoni.


What readers are saying about The Dying Game:


I read late into the night to find out whodunit, and was totally surprised when all was revealed… An excellent, fast paced, first class read.” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


“The best Mackenzie Price so far… Suspects are everywhere, so many twists and turns. Just when you think you know who the killer is, something happens to throw you off course. A real edge of your seat ride.” Jo Lambert Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


UnputdownableI was literally hookedI felt like I was going in a roller coaster ride while reading this book!” Tropical Girl Reads Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


I was completely sucked in! These characters have me invested… the conclusion is jaw dropping… This series just keeps getting better!” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Readers love the Mackenzie Price series:


Wow, wow just WOW!!!Had me hook, line and sinker from the start and kept me on the edge of my seat as well as up at night Completely left me speechless and sitting there with my mouth hanging openCliffhanger much!!!Bookworm 86


Started with a bang, ended with a bang!Loved it! Kept me captivated from page one… I wasn’t able to put down the book. I just yearned for more and more. Sadly, even this book had to end, but kaboom, what an ending!Tove Reads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


A rollercoaster of emotions, a thrilling and gripping story that kept me on the edge… Heartbreaking at times but always highly entertaining.” Scrapping & Playing, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough, loaded with suspense, fast paced, full of mystery and nail-biting action this novel will keep you deeply engrossed all the way throughLoved it—5 big stars from me.” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ratings and reviews

10 reviews
Mary Kuhlmann
January 17, 2022
I was provided a digital ARC of this book. The opinions expressed below are my own and were not requested or required. The prologue had me saying "No, No, No, No, No!". Nick and Mackenzie are called to the scene of an abduction and now they have to search for her before it's too late. Between abductions and murders Nick and Mack along with Justin, Jenna and the rest of the Lakemore PD investigate some of the wealthiest in town. There is a moment where you wonder what happened and my heart started racing. This is a very good detective series.

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