We Were Never Here (Hardback)
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We Were Never Here (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages
Published: 12/08/2021

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Waterstones Says

Blessed with a perfectly constructed sense of creeping dread, Bartz's relentlessly suspenseful thriller examines issues of trust, toxic friendships and fatally misplaced loyalty.

Reese Witherspoon's New Book Club Pick

Your best friend killed a man.
Now she needs your help ...
But can you really trust her motives

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?

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241559239
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 536 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 31 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A nail-biting, immersive whirl of a read. Brimming with mysterious twists, turns, and a frenemyship of the most chilling proportions, We Were Never Here is every woman's worst nightmare...and every thriller-lover's dream

A book that skillfully examines toxic friendship at its most extreme - New York Times Book Review

Tense and original . . . Genuinely mind-blowing twists. Completely addictive - Stylist

Tantalisingly suspenseful, frequently surprising, thoroughly compelling. We Were Never Here is a terrific, thought-provoking thriller - BP Walter, bestselling author of The Dinner Guest

My God, [Bartz] is SO GOOD at building that tense oh-no-what-have-I-done queasy energy! Zippy, nervy and so thoughtful and current on women's safety - Harriet Walker, author of The New Girl and The Wedding Night

Incredibly tense and atmospheric, We Were Never Here explores the nuances of memory, the secrets that bind a friendship-and those that threaten to tear them apart. Andrea Bartz delivers a sharp, unsettling thriller about power, obsession, and the inescapable grip of the past - Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls

Andrea Bartz has proven herself a master of the timely literary thriller - BuzzFeed

[A] riveting psychological thriller... Suspense fans will look forward to seeing more from this talented author - Publishers Weekly

Exhilarating ... Bartz's writing will keep readers on their toes, questioning everything and looking for hidden meanings...A slow-burn thriller that gradually suffocates both the protagonist and the reader-in a good way - Kirkus

Intelligent, methodical ... Emily and Kristen [would] be right at home in a Hitchcock psychological thriller. A terrific novel, blending the Hitchockian elements with a touch of Patricia Highsmith - Booklist (Starred Review)

Whether you're planning far-flung summer travels or kicking it closer to home, you're going to need a great beach read-and that's where We Were Never Here comes in. [A] twisty thriller - PopSugar.com

An eerie psychological thriller ... with alluring locales, Hitchcokcian tension, and possibly the best pair of female leads since Thelma and Louise - BookPage

Bartz takes the idea of a 'frenemy' to new heights in her third thriller, yet another expert vivisection of female modes of communication and competition - Los Angeles Times

This thriller has a premise that will pique any mystery-loving traveler's interest: two best friends embark on their annual reunion trip, only to have it go murderously awry. Bartz's evocative descriptions of destinations as varied as Chile and Cambodia pulled me in immediately, but it was the way she ratcheted up the tension by dropping clues about the duo's murky past that kept me rapt until the end - Travel + Leisure

This smartly written psychological thriller will leave you all tingly - Reader's Digest

Bartz, once again, creates a thrilling tale about a friend group in flux - OprahDaily.com

The ultimate story of toxic female friendships, a theme Andi Bartz pulls off exquisitely her previous novels. This one is pulse-pounding with secrets, lies, and friends who trust too much - CrimeReads.com

Sustains its thriller atmosphere with a well-drawn dynamic between co-dependent friends who alternate from deep trust to vicious suspicion - Milwaukee Magazine

We Were Never Here is an observant, suspenseful, and deeply scary novel, a psychological thriller that looks at the tight bonds of friendship and asks where they strangle, where they break - Steph Cha, author of Your House Will Pay

We Were Never Here is somehow both cinematic in scope and also claustrophobic and unnerving. It's a novel that explores the dangers that lurk in beautiful places, the manipulation of memories, and the friendship ties that don't just bind us, but can strangle us - Tara Laskowski, award-winning author of One Night Gone and The Mother Next Door

I absolutely loved We Were Never Here ... chock-full of twists and turns that surprise and titillate. I was so enthralled, I carried the book around the house, reading as I walked to the kitchen to make some tea and even while folding the laundry. It's been years since I last read-walked! - Daniela Petrova, author of Her Daughter’s Mother

[Bartz] has an incredible talent for writing complicated characters, complex relationships, unnerving situations, and palpable tension-and making them all work together - HelloGiggles.com

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“Suspense page turner”

An enticing story where you think you can easily predict the plot but you never anticipate all the endings tied up at the end of the book and infact the final page leaves you with more questions as to what to truly... More

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“Classic page turner”

An excellent psychological thriller with two intriguing women and one toxic friendship- a novel that brings to life the question 'Who would YOU call to bury the body. We all have that hypothetical person in our... More

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“It kept me reading...uncomfortably”

Headlines:
Sucked in
Spat out
Head spinning

That's pretty much me on the whole reading experience of this book and on finishing. What did I read? What were those characters?

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