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?
'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 master of the timely thriller' BuzzFeed
'This was AMAZING. Gripping heart pounding nail biting and I couldn't put it down. The ending was incredible' Netgalley Reader Review *****
'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
'A riveting psychological thriller' Publishers Weekly
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
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
About the Author
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.