For readers of The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins and After Anna by Alex Lake.

Little Boy Blue
Where did you go?
Who led you away?
Only I know . . . .

Two-year-old Tommy Basko goes missing from a popular inner-city playground. Six months later, his parents begin receiving cryptic messages in rhyme about Tommy. The police don’t believe the messages are from the abductor, but Tommy’s mother Phoebe is certain they’re a game meant for her.

Against the advice of the police, Phoebe decides to play the game.

At the cost of causing her marriage to shatter, Phoebe begins a frantic search for the writer of the rhymes.

When the shocking identity of the message-writer is discovered, Phoebe’s desperate race for the truth has only just begun.

Who took Tommy? And why?



This is a breakout book for Anni Taylor and I loved it. This book just makes you want to turn the page to see which direction she is going to take it.” Kboett3

Anni Taylor is absolutely brilliant in her debut book The Game You Played; an intense psychological thriller.” Katrina

This book takes off running and never stops. It’s one of those stories that takes you by the collar and tells you that dishes, laundry, work, they can all be done later. This story is to be read. Now.” Kiraleilani

The Game You Played by Aussie author Anni Taylor is an incredibly twisted psychological thriller which kept me turning the pages with anticipation. A gritty, intense read, the identity of the perpetrator shocked me – I hadn’t seen it coming!” Brenda Telford

Can I just say WOW!!!!! Anni Taylor had me on the edge of my seat and I was mad, happy, sad, pissed every emotion you can think of I was feeling it.” Linda