I actually received a proof copy of this from Jessica months ago to read and review, so imagine my surprise and joy when Love Books Tours offered it a tour! I jumped at the chance to get on it and was lucky enough to be picked! Jessica has become a good Twitter and Instagram friend, and I’m so pleased for her.
‘I know what you did.’
Amber and her four best friends are about to reach their teenage years when the unthinkable happens. One of her friends, Kieran, is killed in a freak accident.
Twenty years later, Amber no longer speaks to her friends and is still haunted by that day in the form of severe psychological issues, including sleep paralysis, insomnia and hallucinations of a terrifying entity she calls The Creature.
But it isn’t just in her head; it is real.
Unbeknown to Amber, her former friends have also been suffering from their own psychological nightmares, each trapped and twisted into people they no longer recognise.
Then a piece of evidence is found from that day, and Amber and her former friends are forced to relive the events leading up to Kieran’s death, learning truths along the way that they would rather not know about themselves.
Can they work together to rid themselves of their demons and find out what really happened to Kieran all those years ago?
‘Mummy, I had another dream last night about your friend.’
This book is a great thriller; the chapters are well written (each one is from the POV of one of the four remaining friends), with little flashbacks intertwined throughout on their view of what happened to Kieran twenty years ago.
Amber, Jordan, Tyler and Brooke all have their own issues to deal with; they all have names for a ‘bad thing’ which appeared after Kieran’s accident. What are they hiding from each other and their families.
They haven’t seen each other for twenty years, each one of them retreating away from the close friends they had. The story is sad, chilling and a little creepy (the bits where Amber’s daughter says Amber’s friend visited her are truly skin-crawlingly scary).
Bringing the characters together is a watch that suddenly gets found in the ravine where Keiran died. How did it get there, and why now? There are lots of little twists and turns and some things I thought I had discovered from the flashbacks, then Jessica moved the goalposts and my whole point of view changed!
An extremely well-written book, with a true thriller/horror style. I don’t normally read horrors like this as I’m a proper scaredy-cat but this one has changed my mind!
Thanks to Jessica and Love Books Tours for my free copy in exchange for an honest review.
👹👹👹👹 out of five