An incredibly tense and atmospheric read, Bartz's study of the 'classic' frenemy and the struggle for power.

Acclaimed author Andrea Bartz follows up her popular novel The Herd with this twisty-turny head scratcher as our two antagonists try to outrun their shared violent past.

In We Were Never Here, Bartz asks what you do when your best friend killed a man and now, she needs your help. Can you really trust her motives?

In their promo, Penguin call this slow burn thriller as 'Her Last Holiday meeting Thelma and Louise'.

Emily is on holiday with her best friend, Kristen, in the stunning mountains of Chile. It's 'heaven on earth - until, on the last night of the trip, Emily enters their hotel suite to find it 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. She says.

With no evidence of the assault, Emily must help her hide the body...

Even more shocking: The scene is horrifyingly similar to last year’s trip, when another backpacker wound up dead. Emily can’t believe it’s happened again—can lightning really strike twice?

But, as the walls close in on their cover-up, Emily must confront her own demons as she comes to realise her friend may not be as innocent as he thinks she is.

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We Were Never Here is out now via Penguin Random House.