The queen of YA thrillers is back with another page-turner, and this time, it’s a fight to survive.
In Piper’s hometown, teenagers keep disappearing, and everyone assumes they’re just a bunch of runaways. But when yet another person disappears, Piper and her best friend Hazel suspect something more sinister is going on.
So they decide to investigate, determined to learn the truth. Their search for answers leads them to the source of the missing people…and their captors. Piper and Hazel suddenly find themselves locked away in a secluded building in the middle of a privately owned forest.
But the building isn’t only meant to keep them imprisoned; every room is a test to see if they can make it out alive.
And failure means being lost…forever.
Best friends Hazel and Piper, 16, live in a small lakeside community where, over the past few months, 11 teens from neighboring communities have disappeared. The police have labeled the missing kids as runaways, but after Piper meets handsome college students Caleb and Owen, the girls realize that something far more nefarious is happening. Forced into a building on private land owned by Caleb's family, the girls become part of a deadly game concocted by the sociopathic young men. While in captivity, Hazel and Piper meet four of the missing teens, who get the girls up to speed on the psychological torture "challenges" Caleb and his crew have set up, and warn them about room zero, where they are expected to fight to the death. Determined to escape and to save fragile Hazel, Piper joins forces with Evan, a boy who claims to have been a prisoner for more than six months. Borrowing familiar themes from teen slasher films remote locations, emotionally unstable and bloodthirsty villains, and questionable romantic liaisons Preston (The Cabin) has created a deeply disturbing tale that explores what can push someone to kill and what people will do to survive, and she keeps tensions high to the final page. 14 up.
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Amazing, except the ending..
This book was so good and I wanted to give it 5 stars but the ending ruined it. The plot all throughout was amazing, it kept you on the edge of your seat like a thriller should. Then you get to the ending and it’s just a let down. It almost feels like the author ran out of time and just needed to put something down that would vaguely go with the rest of the book. Truly hope there will be a second book to redeem this ending!
This book was one of Natasha Preston,s best besides the cellar. Plot kept me glued to the story to see what happened next.
Good book, I have the actual book and only came on here to see if there was a second but there isn’t I’m assuming. Waiting for that sequel, you CANT end a story like that with no follow up :(