Spotlight on Anders de la Motte—and a Giveaway!

Introducing Swedish crime writer, Anders de la Motte,

and The Game Trilogy



The Game Trilogy, Book 1
Anders de la Motte
Emily Bestler Books/Atria, December 2013
ISBN 978-1-4767-1288-8
Trade Paperback

From the publisher—

One Sunday morning after a long night of partying, Henrik “HP” Pettersson, a slacker with a lot of ego and very little impulse control, finds a cell phone of an unfamiliar make on a commuter train. Through insisting and slightly uncanny messages that refer to him by name, the phone invites him to play a game. HP accepts without hesitation.

The rules are that HP must complete tasks that range from childish pranks to criminal acts, as allocated by the mysterious Game Master. HP is the perfect contender—alienated from society, devoid of morals, and desperate for fame. His completion of the assignments are filmed and uploaded onto a protected server where viewers rate the Players’ performances.

The Game starts out innocently enough and then becomes increasingly risky, threatening the safety of someone close to HP. He is determined to become a superstar, but when the dark and tragic secrets of his family’s past are at stake, HP must make a choice. Will he suffer the humiliation of defeat, or will the need to win push him to the limit—no matter the cost?

First in a fast-paced and riveting trilogy, Game will leave you guessing. Follow the rules, and everybody gets hurt . . .

Relentless pacing leads to a stunning finale as HP
tries to be not just a player but a real hero.
—Publishers Weekly.


The Game Trilogy, Book 2
Anders de la Motte
Emily Bestler Atria, January 2014
ISBN 978-1-4767-1291-8
Trade Paperback

From the publisher—

It’s been four months since Henrik “HP” Pettersson was dragged into a ruthless Alternate Reality Game that nearly cost him his life. Although he now has everything he ever wished for—freedom, money, and no responsibilities—he isn’t satisfied. He’s plagued by insomnia and paranoia, and misses the adrenaline rush of the Game. He misses the attention. At times, he even hopes the Game Master will find him. And when HP catches the eye of a rich and powerful CEO for all the wrong reasons, he may get his wish. But he quickly learns that sometimes, you have to be careful what you wish for…

The second in a fast-paced, exciting trilogy, Buzz will keep you guessing until the end. HP believes the game is over, but is it really just beginning?

A timely, realistic thriller about the governance of online information
—Kirkus Reviews


The Game Trilogy, Book 1
Anders de la Motte
Emily Bestler Books/Atria, February 2014
ISBN 978-1-4767-1294-9
Trade Paperback

From the publisher—

No one gets out alive…

HP could never have imagined he’d become entwined in a chaotic and dangerous game of life and death when he picked up a lost cell phone on a commuter train. He thought he’d escaped.

Now, his paranoia quickly grows to mania, as he is convinced that the Game Master and past characters are following him and that the police are watching him.

HP decides he must finish one last assignment and expose the Game Master’s secrets once and for all—no matter what it costs him.

What he uncovers is a potential link between his own father’s past and the Game— blurring the boundary between it and real life more than ever.

The author builds on the events of the first two books, generating
tremendous suspense, and the writing here is more fluid,
more nuanced than in the earlier volumes.


About the Author


Anders de la MotteSwedish author Anders de la Motte exploded onto the international literary scene in 2010 with his heart-pounding debut, Game, the first novel in his high-concept, high-tech Game Trilogy, which has been acclaimed as “utterly-brilliant” (DAST Magazine) and “first-class entertainment” (Kristianstadsbladet). Praised for its contemporary-energy, wit and linguistic playfulness, the Game Trilogy, now an international sensation to be published in more-than twenty-five countries, represents a thoroughly original and refreshing voice in Nordic crime fiction.

Anders de la Motte has worked as a police officer and the director of security at one of the world’s largest IT companies. He now works as an international security consultant in addition to being Sweden’s most exciting and innovative new thriller writer.


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Thanks to the generosity of Emily Bestler Books/Atria,
one lucky reader will win signed paperback copies of all
three books in The Game Trilogy by Anders de la Motte.
Leave a comment below and the winning name will
be drawn on Monday evening, September 8th.
Open to residents of the US and Canada.