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Winner Takes All by Claris Lam

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Title: “Winner Takes All”
Author: Claris Lam
Genre: Mystery (subgenre is amateur sleuth murder mystery)
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Synopsis: “Aubri Harlow thinks she's found her dream vacation after winning a contest to an exclusive island resort for a whole week. However, her dream quickly turns into a nightmare when her ex-boyfriend Colin, ex-girlfriend Renee, and former university classmate Bastian end up on the same island as fellow contest winners.

Even worse? Colin is found dead barely a day into the vacation. Terrible weather prevents the police from arriving on the island to investigate. To keep herself safe, as well as her other companions, Aubri must find out who the killer is…or risk becoming the next target.”

Inspiration for the book: I was inspired by reading several mystery novels and authors, including Agatha Christie, Shari Lapena, and Lisa Jackson. I had such an entertaining time reading mysteries that I figured, why not try writing my own?

About the author: “Claris Lam (she/her) writes fiction and poetry. Her poetry and short fiction have been published in several collections and literary magazines. “Winner Takes All” (published in June 2022) is her first novel, and the sequel, “Engagement To Die For,” was published in June 2023. She is currently writing several novels. You can learn more about her work at and follow her newsletter for updates at”

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