‘An enigmatic novel . . . a metaphysical thriller’ Edmund White
‘Like the best of Highsmith and Hitchcock rolled into one’ Marisa Silver
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.
But as the game spreads, the rules begin to change, and disappearances are reported across the country.
Curious about this popular new obsession, and hoping that she might 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.
In playing the stranger game, what leads Rachel closer to finding Ezra will take her further and further from the life she once lived . . .