Welcome to the Game, Caitlyn. Password required. Hint: If you’re not smart enough to guess the password, you’re not smart enough to play.
With an extraordinary mind and a lust for knowledge, food and women, Caitlyn thrives on challenges. Having just completed her PhD in Middle Eastern History and with an impressive array of potential careers ahead of her, Caitlyn finds herself spiralling, unable to make her next move. She is at a loss, suspended on a precipice of uncertainty, a feeling reminiscent only of being abandoned by her mother many years ago. But then, in her last hours as a student at Yale, she receives a mysterious invitation. One she cannot refuse.
Selected by a panel of twelve of the world’s greatest minds in her field, Caitlyn is invited to play a game — a unique contest of knowledge based on a series of expertly crafted questions. The stakes? Incredible rewards or instant elimination.
The search for answers takes Caitlyn on a journey from Jerusalem to Tibet, Arabia to Mesopotamia, Christie’s auction house in London to the Four Seasons in Istanbul. But as her investigation into historical archives deepens, she is unexpectedly pulled further into the mystery of her own traumatic past. The challenge escalates. It is no longer about winning the game but uncovering who, or what, is asking the questions.
“Imady’s remarkable novel is an essential read for aficionados of suspense-filled psychological thrillers, complex familial narratives, and assertive female protagonists. I recommend Catfishing Caitlyn to any reader searching for a captivating literary adventure that will leave them mesmerized.” — Literary Titan
“Descriptive and engaging … a page-turner that will keep readers entertained from start to finish. An intriguing mix of adventure, mystery, and cultural discovery. The book not only offers a glimpse into Middle Eastern countries’ traditions and culture, but also highlights critical themes such as sexuality, independence, and friendship.” — San Francisco Book Review
“A thoughtful novel featuring ancient manuscripts and seemingly unanswerable questions … brutal plot twists … moments of revelation … like Dan Brown’s The DaVinci Code if it was focused on Middle Eastern antiquity and loaded up with sensuous culinary scenes.” — Kirkus
“An engaging puzzle-box adventure from Imady (author of When Her Hand Moves) … The story revels in intricacies of Middle Eastern history, digging deep into language and literature while also offering adventure and much peppery dialogue.” — Publishers Weekly
“Captivating, entertaining and thought-provoking. A compelling journey of personal discovery, exploring the themes of identity and a search for the meaning of life … I highly recommend this work to fans of psychological and family dramas, suspense, and novels with leading female characters.” — Reader’s Favorite