We Were Never Here by Andrea Bartz (Free Download), ‘A nail-biting immersive whirl of a read . . . We Were Never Here is every woman’s worst nightmare, and every thriller lover’s dream’ Zakiya Dalila Harris, bestselling author of THE OTHER BLACK GIRL.
‘If you want to read only one novel this year then make it We Were Never Here. It’s completely believable novel with a heart pounding climax. Everyone must read it’ Netgalley Reader Review *****
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?
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 — Zakiya Dalila Harris, author of The Other Black Girl A book that skillfully examines toxic friendship at its most extreme * New York Times Book Review * 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 * Tense and original . . . Genuinely mind-blowing twists. Completely addictive * Stylist * [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 *.
Andrea Bartz is a Brooklyn-based journalist and author of The Lost Night and The Herd. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Marie Claire, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, Martha Stewart Living, Redbook, Elle, and many other outlets, and she’s held editorial positions at Glamour, Psychology Today, and Self, among other publications.