“Most people didn’t make it to Cell Six, he said. Most called out the safe word – reprieve – after the first Cell. It was that intense. “
Set to be published on 5th October, Reprieve by James Han Mattson follows Bryan, Jaidee, Victor and Jane, who team up to compete at a full-contact escape room. I seems simple: hold your nerve through six terrifying challenges; collect all the red envelopes; win a huge cash prize. But the real horror is unfolding outside of the game, in a series of deceits and misunderstandings fuelled by obsession and prejudice. And by the end of the night, one of the contestants will be dead.