Four friends, a terrible secret, and one week to stay alive…
Grace doesn’t have a family. That was taken away one dreadful day when she was just six, and her twin brother Peter was killed. Instead she has her best friends and flatmates – Jasper, Franklin and Aaron – and nothing can tear them apart.
Living in London, and trying desperately to make a living, the four friends are rapidly running out of money and hope. So, when they find a discarded suitcase in a skip, they can’t believe their eyes when its contents seem to answer all their prayers.
But then there is a knock on their door, and a very disgruntled thug with revenge on his mind, gives them one week to return his belongings, or they will pay with their lives. Soon the fractures in their friendships begin to show, and when one of them ends up fighting for his life, the stakes are raised even higher.
Will any of them get to the end of the week alive, or will the best of friends become the deadliest of enemies..
I read this straight through with no stops. The room mates are all struggling to make ends meet and not give up on their dream jobs. It was the characters themselves that made this read so good. I liked every one of them!
Grace, the petite ballerina, has a tragic past but is struggling to achieve her dream of working for a ballet company, and overcome her self-doubt. With no family of her own to speak of, the flat mates have become her family.
Jasper, who wants to be a writer. Aaron, who puts his all into making it in the music industry and Franklin, an as yet undiscovered actor as well as one of the funniest characters in the book.
With the rent looming over their heads the lure of easy money is easy to succumb to. But someone was watching them remove that case from the dumpster. And that someone wants his money back. With the money already spent they all scramble to get enough money to be able to breathe easily again.
When one of them has a horrible accident they are all the more terrified. Positive that the thuggish guy had something to do with it and afraid they will be next, they will give up what they thought was most precious and find what actually is.
Well Done Ms. Jones!
Netgalley/ARIA February 01,2018