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It’s 4:00 a.m. when they come for me. I am already awake, strung out on the fear that they will come, and the fear that they won’t. When I finally hear the click of the latch on the dormitory door, I have only a second to brace myself before—
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 Game Master knows who the “Killer” is. When Cate’s finally invited to join the Assassins’ Guild, she know it’s her ticket to finally feeling like she belongs.
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?
- Original Title:The Assassin Game
- Author:Kirsty McKay
- Rating:7.16 / 10
- Genre:Science Fiction
- Publisher:Published August 2nd 2016 by Sourcebooks Fire (first published July 2nd 2015)
It is about 4:00 a.m. when they come for me. I am already awake, strung out on the fear that they will come and the fear that they won’t. When I finally hear the click of the latch on the dormitory door, I have only a second to brace myself before they’re on me.
“Do as we say!”
A rasping voice, sudden and violent, in my ear.
I swallow my scream as a hood—a pillowcase?—is shoved over my head. A large hand clamps across my mouth and nose, mashing my lip against my upper teeth, and I taste blood. Weight presses down on my pajamaed chest, and panic rises as I wriggle a little to clear my nostrils to breathe. Silently, I’m lifted from my bed. Efficiently. They’ve done this before.
They bundle me to the floor and flip me on my stomach, yanking my hands behind my back. ...