Sunday, 20 May 2018


Game Players- Anita Waller- 4*
6  children have a “den” in a wood- so well hidden that it can’t be seen unless you
know it is there. One day they see a man who is known to one of them bury something.
They have a meeting and decide what they should do. When they next visit the den the
man is dead and they are in the thick of things. They take the package and hide it, not
quite knowing what to do with it but knowing that whatever it is , is causing trouble.
When murder is added to the mix things get rather scary for the close community.
As ever Anita grabs your attention from the very start and doesn’t let go. Characters
which come alive as you read. Scenarios that you can see in your minds’ eye, coming
to life as the tale unfolds.  A plot to keep you turning from beginning to end. I really
enjoyed this . A captivating read .  
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When a gang of six children playing in their den in the woods spot a man burying drugs nearby, it marks the beginning of the end of their childhoods.

Unsure what to do, the children dig up the drugs and take them away. But when the dealer, who they watched bury the stash, shows up dead, the youngsters are thrown into turmoil.

Scared of what might happen, the children tell the police about the body they have discovered.

Meanwhile, a group of gangsters start searching for their missing drugs.

Soon the children and their families become the target of the vicious criminals who will stop at nothing to retrieve their narcotics…

Author Bio

Anita Waller was born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in 1946. She married Dave in 1967 and they have three adult children.

She began writing when she was around 8 years of age, writing 'compositions' at junior school that became books with chapters.

In 1995 she sent Beautiful to a publisher and as they reached the contract stage the publisher went into liquidation. As a result, the book was consigned to the attic in dejected disgust but in 2013 it was dragged out again for an enforced complete re-type. The original was written on an Amstrad 8256 and the only thing that remained was one hard copy.

Anita is not a typist and it was painfully reworked over two years, submitted to Bloodhound Books who, within three days of reading it, offered her a contract. 31 August 2015 saw its release into the wide world.

Following the outstanding success of Beautiful, she began a sequel on 27 December 2015, finishing it on 19 March 2016. The new novel, Angel, was launched on 7 May 2016.

34 Days followed, with its launch in October 2016. This was a huge success, particularly in the United States. While this, her third book in the psychological thriller genre, was flying out in all directions, she began work on her fourth book.

Winterscroft was a change in genre. It is a supernatural tale, set in Castleton, Derbyshire, and its release date was February 2017.

While she was writing Winterscroft, it became very clear from reading reviews that a sequel to 34 days was needed, and she began work on that. Bloodhound Books launched Strategy, on 10 August 2017.

Her next book, launched February 2018 and entitled Captor, is a psychological thriller, set exclusively in Sheffield. It was an instant success, both in the UK and the US.

The along came Game Players… once more set in Sheffield, the story involves a group of six children who have each other’s backs to a remarkable extent. The darker, criminal side of Sheffield is explored, and the book launch is 18 May 2018.

In her life away from the computer in the corner of her kitchen, she is a Sheffield Wednesday 
supporter with blue blood in her veins! The club was particularly helpful during the writing of 
34 Days, as a couple of matches feature in the novel, along with Ross Wallace. Information
 was needed, and they provided it.

Her genre is murder - necessary murder.


Facebook page:  @anitawaller2015
Twitter:   @anitamayw

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