Tuesday, June 12, 2012

GAME OF SECRETS ~Blog Tour Book Giveaway~ US Only Ends June 26/12 CLOSED

Dawn Tripp’s novel GAME OF SECRETS (out in paperback June 5), a Boston Globe Bestseller, is a literary thriller played out through a Scrabble game.


GAME OF SECRETS is an intelligent mystery involving three women and the men who love them.
With a mystery to keep you are your toes and a plot you won’t be able to put down, GAME OF SECRETS introduces a storyline readers won’t be able to spell out until the very end.

In 1957, Jane Weld was eleven years old when her father Luce, a petty thief, disappeared. His skiff was found drifting near the marsh, empty except for his hunting coat and a box of shot-gun shells. No one in his small New England town knew for sure what happened until, three years later, his skull rolled out of a gravel bank by the river, a bullet hole in the temple. There were rumors he had been murdered by the jealous husband of his mistress, Ada Varick. Now, half a century later, Jane is still searching for the truth of her father's death, a mystery made more urgent by the unexpected romance that her willful daughter, Marne, has struck up with one of Ada's sons. As their love affair intensifies, Jane and Ada meet for a casual Friday board game that soon transforms into a cat-and-mouse game of words long left unspoken, dark secrets best left untold.

“A combination of thriller, mystery, and literary fiction; the secrets of a murder are revealed through an intense Scrabble game.....An intelligent beach-read.” —The Boston Phoenix

"A gracefully told character study of three intelligent, forbidding women and the men who love them, wrapped up in a taut, suspenseful mystery, Tripp's third novel builds to a surprising finish" —Booklist

"A page-turning thriller--a game of Scrabble helps two families spell out the history of a small-town murder." —Better Homes and Gardens

"A brilliant metaphor is at play in the center of Game of Secrets, Dawn Tripp's extraordinary new novel. In the ongoing play of a board game, in a surprising, hauntingly resonant plot, and in complex, compelling characters, she illuminates deep truths about the way we try to piece the world together into meaning, working with what we are given, struggling with family and fate and desire….This is a truly important work by one of our finest writers." – Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer-Prize winning author of A Good Scent From A Strange Mountain

"Lush, perfectly calibrated language that opens doors on every page through which the enchanted reader falls." —Jenny White, author of The Winter Thief

"Fair warning: Don't start Game of Secrets unless you're prepared to finish it in one sitting….because once these characters get into your head they don't let go." —Kim Wright, author of Love in Mid-Air

For more, visit www.dawntripp.com

Link to Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Game-Secrets-Novel-Dawn-Tripp/dp/0812971485/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

DAWN TRIPP graduated from Harvard and lives in Massachusetts with her husband and sons. Her essays have appeared on NPR and online at Psychology Today.

My thoughts on this book:
I found it difficult at first to keep track of who was who as it moves back and forth in time and is told from the perspective of several different characters. Once I began to know who each character was and what their role in the story was, it became more interesting to me. Also if you play the game Scrabble, you can learn a lot of new words just as I did. This proves to be a good read and keeps you in suspense all the way through.

If you would like to win this book, Game of Secrets, one lucky person will be chosen.

“Mandatory entry is required, you must complete it to be eligible for the extra entries.”
No anonymous names allowed to enter.
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To Enter:

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Go to http://www.dawntripp.com/index.html# and come back and tell me the name of one other of Dawn's novels.

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Open to US Only
Giveaway ends June 26 at 11:59 pm.
The winner will be selected by random.org and notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to reply back before a new winner is selected.
Good Luck everyone!

I was provided a product in exchange for my review. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. Your opinion may be different.
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Leslie said...

Book sounds great - hope I win. Another novel for the mandatory entry is Moon Tide.


Leslie said...

I follow Dawn Tripp on Twitter. Entry 1.

Leslie said...

I follow Dawn Tripp on Twitter. Entry 2.

Leslie said...

I tweeted your giveaway.
[tweet https://twitter.com/LeckieAnne/status/213265648430755840]

p.s. what's your twitter name so I can follow you on twitter?

Leslie said...

I like you on facebook - entry 1.

Leslie said...

I like you on facebook - entry 2.

Leslie said...

I subscribe via email.