A golden summer, and six talented friends are looking forward to the brightest of futures – until a daredevil game goes horribly wrong, and a woman and two children are killed.
18-year-old Megan takes the blame, leaving the others free to get on with their lives. In return, they each agree to a ‘favour’, payable on her release from prison.
Twenty years later Megan is free.
Let the games begin . . .
My thoughts: this was a clever, knotty thriller about friendship, promises and keeping them. The friends are not particularly nice people – spoilt rich kids who grew up into adults who aren’t much better. They let Megan take the blame so as to not ruin their futures, with no real regard for the lives they destroyed with their stupid game.
So when Megan is released from prison – instead of offering her support, friendship or anything, it’s not really a surprise that they turn their backs and so she begins to toy with them, to make them acknowledge their behaviour.
It all begins to spin out of control and terrible events unfold. Can any of them retain their grip on things, can Megan be stopped? Or is something else going on?
Full of suspense and horror, dark and twisted, this is a brilliant and gripping read.
*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions remain my own.