The Echo Room (Hardcover)
Parker Peevyhouse's The Echo Room is a smart, claustrophobic, speculative young adult thriller with an immersive psychological mystery.
The only thing worse than being locked in is facing what you locked out.
Rett Ward knows how to hide. He's had six years of practice at Walling Home, the state-run boarding school where he learned how to keep his head down to survive.
But when Rett wakes up locked in a small depot with no memory of how he got there, he can't hide. Not from the stranger in the next room. Or from the fact that there's someone else’s blood on his jumpsuit.
Worse, every time he tries to escape, he wakes up right back where he started. Same day, same stranger, same bloodstained jumpsuit.
As memories start to surface, Rett realizes that the logo on the walls is familiar, the stranger isn't a stranger, and the blood on his jumpsuit belongs to someone—or something—banging on the door to get in.
“The Maze Runner meets Memento in this clever, engrossing sci-fi mystery!” —New York Times bestselling author Jeanne Ryan
“The Echo Room is just brilliant.... Full of twists and blinding turns. Peevyhouse is a master storyteller.” —New York Times bestselling author Brittany Cavallaro
About the Author
Parker Peevyhouse is likely trying to solve a puzzle at this very moment, probably while enjoying In-N-Out fries, admiring redwood trees, and quoting movies about sentient robots. Parker's critically acclaimed collection of novellas for young adults, Where Futures End, was named a best book for teens by the New York Public Library, Chicago Public Library, and Bank Street. The Horn Book called it “a smart science-fiction puzzle.” Parker lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and works at Hicklebee’s Children’s Bookstore.
“Rett and Bryn are trapped. They don’t know if they exist in the future or the past. All they know is they’re stuck in a recurring nightmare of confusion, danger, and mystery. Each recurrence reveals new clues to their escape, clues that keep the pages turning as readers attempt to unscramble the mystery at the heart of this thriller. Warning: If you can’t handle creepy, don’t venture beyond the first few pages. Recommended for readers who enjoy an adrenaline rush.” —Valerie Lewis, co-owner, Hicklebee's Children's Books, San Jose, California
“The Echo Room is 12 Monkeys for the next generation.” —Hannah Walcher, teen events and marketing coordinator, Books Inc., San Francisco, California
“The Maze Runner meets Memento in this clever, engrossing sci-fi mystery!” —Jeanne Ryan, New York Times bestselling author of Nerve
“The fast-paced adventure is perfectly balanced by its slow-burn mystery. With captivating characters and an irresistible plot, I couldn’t put The Echo Room down!” —Jennifer Nielsen, New York Times best-selling author of The False Prince
“The Echo Room is just brilliant. Incandescent writing, wonderful characters, and a plot full of twists and blinding turns. Peevyhouse is a master storyteller.” —Brittany Cavallaro, New York Times bestselling author of A Study in Charlotte
“A sophisticated page-turner full of surprising twists and mind-bending moments of brilliance, The Echo Room is a phenomenon by a one-of-a-kind talent.” —Traci Chee, author of The Reader
“The Echo Room is a brilliant puzzle-box thriller, an intricate mystery with a deeply resonant heart. One of the most breathtakingly original and unpredictable books I've read all year!” —Andrew Shvarts, author of Royal Bastards
“I devoured this book in one sitting. The Echo Room is full of hairpin turns and surprising twists.” —Jessica Cluess, author of A Shadow Bright and Burning
“Peevyhouse is a puzzle master.” —Aaron Starmer, author of The Riverman