We Were Never Here by Andrea Bartz

We Were Never Here by Andrea Bartz

Summary:

On holiday in Chile with her best friend Kristen, Emily is having the time of her life.

Until one night, she finds their hotel suite covered in blood.

Kristen claims a backpacker attacked her. She shouted, but no-one heard. She struggled, but he was too strong.

She had no option but to kill him.

With no evidence of the assault, Emily must help her hide the body. . .

Back home, Emily tries to forget what happened, but a surprise visit from Kristen forces her to confront the events of that night.

As the walls close in, Emily asks herself: can her closest friend be trusted?

My Review:

Just how well do you know your best friend? We Were Never Here (Michael Joseph) by Andrea Bartz really does explore this in a fabulous gripping thriller. When two friends go on holiday together and something happens one night, and it is later that the past really must be explored more deeply.

The two friends are Emily and Kristen have been close since their university days and are now having the time of their lives on holiday in Chile that is until one evening it all goes horribly wrong. When Emily returns to the hotel room to find a scene from hell. There is blood in the hotel room. Her best friend Kristen has been involved in a confrontation with a man in their room. Kristen covered in blood has killed the man and she is saying that he attacked her, and that she had no choice but to kill him.

Their dream holiday has turned into the worst nightmare. Rather than contacting the police Emily helps Kristen ‘clean up’ and dispose of the body. Now the story moves on and Emily is at home clearly still shocked at what had happened in their hotel room. But out of the blue Kristen turns up on at her front door. No warning of her arrival and is already showing signs of moving on from that terrifying evening, but things don’t end here Kristen is now showing up more and more and unexpected places in Emily’s life. This is getting a little creepy and tense and it is Emily who is starting to question what really went on that evening. There is something more sinister going on.

Andrea Bartz has written a fabulous thriller with lots of intriguing dialogue and has created two more than interesting characters. Written as though it is Emily who is telling you the story. A slow-burning psychological thriller that will have you guessing all the way through until the very end.

320 Pages.

My thanks to Kallie Townsend and Olivia Thomas (Penguin Michael Joseph) for the review copy of We Were Never Here by Andrea Bartz.

We Were Never Here by Andrea Bartz is published by Michael Joseph and is now available through Waterstones, Amazon and through your local independent bookshop or through Bookshop.org that supports your local independent bookshop. UK Bookshop.org

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