Reprieve: Exclusive Edition (Hardback)
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Reprieve: Exclusive Edition (Hardback)

Reprieve: Exclusive Edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 416 Pages
Published: 05/10/2021
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The challenge taken on by a group competing in the chilling Quigley House escape room takes a truly sinister turn when one of the contestants is murdered in this page-turning slice of psychological horror, dripping with acerbic social commentary.

Exclusive Edition - with sprayed edges

A standard edition is available here.

On 27 April 1997, four contestants make it to the final cell of the Quigley House, a full-contact haunted escape room made famous for its monstrosities. If the group can endure its horrors without shouting the safe word, 'reprieve', they'll win a substantial cash prize - a startling feat accomplished only by one other group in the house's long history. But before they can complete the challenge, a man breaks into the cell and kills one of the contestants.

Those who were present on that fateful night lend their points of view: Kendra Brown, a teenager uprooted from her childhood home after the loss of her father; Leonard Grandton, a hotel manager caught in a series of toxic entanglements; and Jaidee Charoensuk, a gay international student who came to the US in search of his former English teacher. As each character's journey unfurls, deceits and misunderstandings fuelled by obsession and prejudice are revealed - forcing all to reckon with the ways in which their beliefs and actions contributed to a horrifying catastrophe.

A startlingly soulful exploration of complicity and masquerade, Reprieve combines the psychological tension of classic horror with searing social criticism, and seamlessly threads together trial transcripts, evidence descriptions, and deeply layered individual narratives to present a chilling portrait of American life.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781526649706
Number of pages: 416
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm

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“Destined to be a Horror Classic”

Reprieve is everything your nightmares tell you an escape room could be; claustrophobic, airless and filled with creeping dread. There are many layers to this twisty thriller, a savage critique of society at its... More

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“Dislikeable characters, not enough escape room content”

I am a fan of escape rooms and always get excited over the prospect of a horror or crime thriller book using them as their setting. Reprieve, telling the story of a full-contact horror escape room gone wrong seemed... More

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“An unforgettable page-turner”

Reprieve is a sharp and chilling escape room thriller which pays tribute to classic horror with all the requisite gore and suspense while offering sharp and sensitive social commentary. A real gut-punch of a... More

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