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A high-stakes hide-and-seek competition turns deadly in this dark supernatural thriller from New York Times best-selling author Kiersten White, perfect for fans of Stephen King and Squid Game.
The challenge: spend a week hiding in an abandoned amusement park and don't get caught.
The prize: enough money to change everything.
Even though everyone is desperate to win—to seize their dream futures or escape their haunting pasts—Mack feels sure that she can beat her competitors. All she has to do is hide and she's an expert at that.
It's the reason she's alive and her family isn't.
But as the people around her begin disappearing one by one, Mack realises this competition is more sinister than even she imagined, and that together might be the only way to survive.
Fourteen competitors. Seven days. Everywhere to hide, but nowhere to run.
Come out, come out, wherever you are.
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|Listening Length||8 hours and 9 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.co.uk Release Date||24 May 2022|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 19,696 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
90 in Ghost Horror Fiction
200 in Supernatural Thrillers
628 in Ghost Horror
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 May 2022
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I enjoyed the multiple points of views in the narrative but some things did not make sense to me.
It wasn’t bad or good, just a solid Ok
Despite the premise, this was more than just a gory fright-fest though, it was a brilliantly crafted character-driven book, and White does a fantastic job at creating a whole host of seemingly disparate characters - all with a common goal - and gradually drawing out their pasts. Whilst some were more likeable than others, they each had their rationales for taking part in the competition.
Split into day-by-day chapters, the tension ramps up as the competitors begin to find out more about the game, why they might be there and who or what might be hunting them. But the book is as much about the characters searching within themselves for hidden strengths as it is finding out who may or may not survive the competition.
After the initial setting-the-scene, this was a fast-paced, real heart-in-the-mouth thriller, with a supernatural element. It was really creepy and has already been living in my head since I finished it. In fact, I had a dream about it last night 😱
I absolutely loved this book. If you're a fan of thrillers, horrors, the supernatural, or just well-written character-driven books I would highly recommend it.
There are a lot of characters at first in this book, but we hear from all of them at least once. The 14 contestants are from disparate background including media influencer, game designer, ex-military, failed author, even one who has been expelled from a religious cult. There's also the duplicitous Jaden who, along with Beautiful Ava, decides to cheat & try & get the other contestants caught out. Mack is a bit bland & I don't really have an opinion about her, but I liked Other Ava (there are two characters called Ava & the second one is referred to by the others as Beautiful Ava) who left the army after an accident left her badly injured, Brandon who is a sweet guy who lost his remaining family recently & has been struggling & just wants to make friends, & LeGrand who wants the money to get treatment for his critically ill sister.
I thought this would perhaps be a 'serial killer stalking the group' type thriller but the story is actually a little more involved than that. I'm not sure why abandoned places such as amusement parks hold such fascination for us, but they are reliably eerie places. There are a lot of deaths but a lot of them happen 'off screen', & I do think it could have been creepier & scarier. The first half is great but it seems to flag a little in the middle as I found my attention wandering a couple of times, which means I can't really award it top marks, so I rate this 4 stars - entertaining but not as creepy/scary as I had hoped.
My thanks to NetGalley & publishers, Random House UK/Cornerstone/Del Rey, for the opportunity to read an ARC. I am voluntarily giving an honest review.