From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Gemma Halliday, whose books have been downloaded over a million times, comes a novel with the physiological thrill of Gone Girl and the suspenseful twists of Big Little Lies...
She faked her death to escape life in a war torn country. But now her enemies have tracked her down, and this time they want her to stay dead.
Anya Danielovich lives with the guilt of what she had to do to survive when her native country divided against itself. But that was a long time ago. Today she’s become Anna Smith, a single, thirtysomething woman living in San Francisco with a simple desire to lead a better life. Even if she is still haunted by her past—the enemies she made, the mentor she betrayed, the woman she was. She’s taken care to cover her tracks over the years, but she’s beginning to feel like she’s being watched…
Nick Dade is a hired gunman, the best of the best. He’s read Anya’s file, knows the unspeakable acts she committed, and after weeks of surveillance, he’s ready to pull the trigger on his latest target. That is until someone else beats him to the punch. With his agenda shattered, Dade is suddenly thrown together with the woman he’s been sent to eliminate. Who is she really? Who hired the second hit? And who can he trust?
What critics are saying:
"Exciting first in a thriller series replete with hit men, high-speed chases, and international crime."
"Starts with a bang and doesn’t let up. The action is gripping and the characters are compelling. Four stars!"
—RT Book Review
"Halliday combines investigation with the inevitable romance for a mystery that’s enjoyably 'by the book.'"
Note: This is a second edition re-release of a work previously titled "Play Nice."
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About the Author
Gemma Halliday is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the High Heels Mysteries, the Hollywood Headlines Mysteries, the Jamie Bond Mysteries, the Tahoe Tessie Mysteries, as well as several other works. Gemma’s books have received numerous awards, including a Golden Heart, two National Reader’s Choice awards, and three RITA nominations. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her boyfriend, Jackson Stein, who is also writer, and their three children, who are adorably distracting on a daily basis.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Story was fast paced and well written. The storyline was uniquely different than most novels. Very satisfying, indeed.
Loved this fast paced adventure. Can't wait for the next book.
I completely enjoyed Play Dead. It was not predictable which I really liked. It was about the past, present and future. The main character, Anya/Anna, was both a villain and heroine She wanted a real life but had demons from her past that didn’t want her to be normal. I have to admit I feared for her safety and life. Dade was a mystery but eventually his heart was in the right place. Play Dead was definitely fast paced. The best part....a second book and new series!!!!
Intriguing! Very thoughtfully written. I was totally engaged with the story.
This captivating thriller is so well written! I have visited SF and the descriptions allowed me to feel as if I am there. Can’t wait for the next book in this series!
loved this book! fast paced and very interesting storyline. could not put it down!