Title: The Stranger Game
Author: Peter Gadol
Pages: 304 pages (Paperback)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller(Psychological)
Publication Date: 5 October, 2019
Publisher: HQ an imprint of Harper Collins
Rebecca’s on-again, off-again boyfriend, Ezra, has gone missing, but when she notifies the police, they seem surprisingly unconcerned. They suspect he has been playing the “stranger game,” a viral hit in which players start following others in real life, as they might otherwise do on social media. As the game spreads, however, the rules begin to change, play grows more intense and disappearances are reported across the country.
Curious about this popular new obsession, and hoping that she might be able to track down Ezra, Rebecca tries the game for herself. She also meets Carey, who is willing to take the game further than she imagined possible. As her relationship with Carey and involvement in the game deepen, she begins to uncover an unsettling subculture that has infiltrated the world around her. In playing the stranger game, what may lead her closer to finding Ezra may take her further and further from the life she once lived.
When Ezra, Rebecca’s long term boyfriend goes missing she comes across the game that is sweeping the city. It requires you to follow a complete stranger without getting caught. Not on social media but in reality. In person.
The rules of the game are simple.
You pick a random stranger to follow.
You don’t get involved.
And you never follow the same stranger twice.
But as Rebecca penetrates into the innocent world of the Stranger Game, it proves to me more sinister than it previously seemed.
Rebecca in her isolation and unsteady reality is a character that grows on you.
The plot grabs your attention and the eerie setting keeps a you hooked throughout. The plot development was slow which can be attributed the specific writing style. But the climax could have been better.
The Stranger Game by Peter Gadol is an offbeat psychological thriller(/suspense). This book really would be appreciated by the fans of The Woman In The Window.
My Rating: 3.5/5
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