This week I received a book I’ve accepted for a book tour in October:
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 sensation in which players start following others in real life, as they might otherwise do on social media. Curious about this popular new obsession and hoping that she might be able to track down Ezra, Rebecca tries the game for herself. 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 lead 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.