Five people wake up in a strange white room. Each has an electronic collar attached to his or her neck and a wristband that issues instructions from the mysterious Mr. Do-Good. The ‘contestants’ are told they are to play a game, but the stakes in this adventure are high – make a mistake and your head might explode.
This is the second book I’ve read by Michaelbrent Collings. While it appears completely different in style and tone to the first one (Predators), the writing tells a story that is just as scary and just as troubling. From the outset we have no idea where we’re going or where we might end up. As someone famous once said, ‘an audience would rather be confused than bored’, and this is certainly confusing, but gradually Mr Collings brings things together and of course, all the clues were there if we’d only been smart enough to see them.
Michaelbrent Collings is a highly talented writer who seems to have more ingenious cunning in his little fingers than the rest of us have all together. Scarily good.
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