The Stranger Game by Peter Gadol audiobook

The Stranger Game

By Peter Gadol
Read by  Rebekkah Ross

Hanover Square Press, Harlequin Audio 9781335943910
6.20 Hours 1
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A literary suspense novel in which an eerie social game goes viral and spins perilously—and criminally—out of control. 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. A thought-provoking, haunting novel, The Stranger Game unearths the connections, both imagined and real, that we build with the people around us in the physical and digital world, and where the boundaries blur between them.

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Summary

A literary suspense novel in which an eerie social game goes viral and spins perilously—and criminally—out of control.

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.

A thought-provoking, haunting novel, The Stranger Game unearths the connections, both imagined and real, that we build with the people around us in the physical and digital world, and where the boundaries blur between them.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A compulsively absorbing and thought-provoking triumph.” Marisa Silver, New York Times bestselling author
“‘Following’ gets a whole new meaning in Peter Gadol’s stylish psychological thriller set in the future of the day after tomorrow. A moody, increasingly dangerous house of mirrors where the rules morph as his players become more obsessed with ‘the stranger game.’” Janet Fitch, New York Times bestselling author
“Engrossing…The lack of place names and identifying features adds to the feeling of alienation and angst, as the story pulls the reader further into the game. Those with a taste for the offbeat will find this well worth reading.” Publishers Weekly
“In his latest hard-to-categorize novel, Gadol creates a gauzy mix of suspense, distrust, and speculation…This is Patricia Highsmith–style suspense, edgy and a little dreamy, with a sense of uncertainty lurking everywhere.” Booklist
“Beautiful, thoughtful meditation on the invisible ties that bind us—even to strangers.” Kirkus Reviews
“A gripping and nuanced novel that asks whom we trust and why. It is about being an insider and an outsider, about being watched, and finally, being truly seen.” Ramona Ausubel, author of Awayland

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Author Bio: Peter Gadol

Author Bio: Peter Gadol

Peter Gadol is the author of six novels. Silver Lake was nominated for awards from Lambda Literary and the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association and has been optioned for feature film adaptation. The Long Rain was nominated for an award from PEN USA and is currently in development by MGM Studios to be made into a television series. A former NEA Fellow, Gadol lives in Los Angeles, where he is Chair of MFA Writing at Otis College of Art and Design.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 6.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English