"A writer of genuine originality" The Guardian

Escape Room

Find the Answer. Save the World.

When twelve-year-old Ami arrives at The Escape, she thinks it's just a game – the ultimate escape room with puzzles and challenges to beat before time runs out. Meeting her teammates, Adjoa, Ibrahim, Oscar and Min, Ami learns from the Host that they have been chosen to save the world and they must work together to find the Answer. But as he locks them inside the first room, they quickly realise this is no ordinary game.

From a cavernous library of dust to an ancient Mayan tomb, a deserted shopping mall stalked by extinct animals to the command module of a spaceship heading to Mars, the perils of The Escape seem endless. Can Ami and her friends find the Answer before it's too late?

Winner of the Stockton Children's Book of the Year, the Portsmouth Book Award, the Harrow Junior Book Award and the Oxfordshire Book Award. Shortlisted for the Indie Book Awards, the Teach Primary Book Awards, the BKCAT Book Awards, the Dudley Children's Book Award, the TVED Book Awards and the Redbridge Children's Book Awards.


Gamers will love this mad, intense thriller... reminiscent of Lord of the Flies, Squid Game and the Indiana Jones films. I was on the edge of my chaise longue!

The Times, Children's Book of the Week

A fabulous and thought-provoking read.


This is smart, thrilling sci-fi that reads like Black Mirror for a middle-grade audience: punchy and action-packed, with a killer twist.

The Bookseller

This is an intense rollercoaster of a read with an almighty twist towards the end that caught me completely off guard. Perfect for readers who like fast-paced, spine-tingling reads.

Irish Independent

Christopher Edge has an enviable imagination. It's a well-told and clever story that will fire the imagination of anyone who reads it.

How It Works magazine

There is so much to love in this fabulous middle grade novel as Edge weaves science, history, fantasy, horror and fun into one great big adventure full of surprises, suspense and mystery.

Lancashire Evening Post

A mind-twisting, page-racing stormer of a read! 5 stars. Loved it.

Kieran Larwood, author of The Legend of Podkin One-Ear

Amazingly inventive, punchy and profound. Unputdownable!

Darren Simpson, author of Scavengers

A spine-tingling, brain-teaser that will keep you guessing to the very last page. I loved it!

Patience Agbabi, author of The Infinite

Reads like a Doctor Who adventure.

A. F. Harrold, author of The Imaginary

Twisty and mysterious.

Alastair Chisholm, author of Orion Lost

What a book! A gripping, intense page-turner that had my heart in my mouth from the start. Truly original.

A. M. Dassu, author of Boy, Everywhere

A super-smart, super-fast read. High pace, high stakes and rip-roaring!

Julie Pike, author of The Last Spell Breather

A fast-paced, adrenaline rush to save the world and with a twist I didn’t see coming!

Gill Lewis, author of Sky Hawk

Clever, touching and with an amazing twist at the end. Hard recommend.

Rob Biddulph