The Bronx is being plagued by unexplained disappearances. When Raquel’s mother comes down with a mysterious illness, Raquel realises that it is somehow linked to the recent disappearance of Cisco, beloved cousin of her crush Charlize. Together with Charlize and her friend Aaron, Raquel discovers that everything is tied to a challenge called the Echo Game, said to trap people in a particularly dark chapter of their city’s history. To have a chance of saving their loved ones, the 16 year olds have to play the terrifying game and defeat the evil at its heart, or die trying. A compelling paranormal thriller set in an underground cursed version of the Bronx. Beware it’s quite gory at times. Something fun: on their website the author has put links to the book characters’ playlists.
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