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Written by Ray Glickman


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Six people have been chosen at random. Without their knowledge, Kathy, Mario, Garry, Hannah, Robert and Julia are about to participate in the ultimate game of manipulation.

A stranger brings them together, but can this ruthless puppeteer really be held responsible for the choices they make? In the end, who is to blame for their actions: for their deceit, infidelity and crime?

At the heart of this thought-provoking novel lie questions of fate and self-determination.

‘… compelling, thought -provoking and darkly funny.’ Subiaco Post

‘… Glickman crafts an ensemble of varied and distinct characters for his lucky six, but his greatest trick is making the reader complicit in the Master Plan of his narrator — while you know full well that this expert manipulator is a high-functioning sociopath you ought to loathe, you’ll be just as keen as he is to see how his plan pans out.’ Scoop Magazine

‘Glickman’s debut novel shows us how psychologically the human species is so vulnerable to manipulation, and how easily we can succumb to our own egocentric and emotional indulgences.’ Launceston Examiner

Western Australian Premier's Book Awards (Shortlisted 2016)

ISBN 9781922089373 (Paperback)
Formats B+ Format (208 x 140mm) (Paperback)
Categories Crime & Mystery
Award Winning
Father's Day 2021
Book Club Reads
Pages 380
Publication Year 2014
Edition 1st
Publisher Fremantle Press
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    Ray Glickman

    Ray Glickman is a CEO, board director, presenter, social media commentator and author. Ray has unique Fremantle credentials having served as both the CEO of the City of Fremantle and the president of the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce. He is an award-winning business leader, and the CEO of Amana Living, one of WA’s largest and most respected aged care organisations. Ray has a background and master’s degrees in philosophy, psychology, business and social work. He is the chairman and a director of several prestigious not-for-profit organisations, including writingWA. Ray writes a popular blog and is well followed on social media. He has presented at numerous conferences around Australia in recent years, in his own humourous and provocative style. As a lifelong student of individual and group behaviour, Ray writes about the impact of the modern world on traditional values and morality. Read more