The New Friends by Daniel Hurst
This book tells the story of an ordinary couple called Becky and Jamie, who go on holiday to Spain and end up chatting to a couple called Phil and Mel. Thinking they have found some lovely new friends, they agree to meet up back in England after their holiday. But are Phil and Mel what they seem?
This is a fast read, as you want to find out what happens. It has quite a few twists in, so just as you think you know where it’s heading, it changes direction. I enjoyed reading it and really cared about Becky and Jamie and what was going to happen to them.
Phil and Mel are very interesting characters too and I wanted to understand their motivations behind their actions, and this was explained well in the novel, so it all seemed very believable.
The chapters are told from the perspectives of the main characters, so you have a chance to see the situation through their eyes, which is a very good storytelling device too.
8 out of 10
Daniel Hurst writes psychological thrillers and loves to tell tales about unusual things happening to normal people. He has written all his life, making the progression from handing scribbled stories to his parents as a boy to writing full length novels in his thirties. He lives in the North West of England and when he isn’t writing, he is usually watching a game of football in a pub where his wife can’t find him.
Daniel writes psychological thrillers. The New Friends will be his fourth novel published with Inkubator Books.
Follow him at:
They are fun, wealthy, fabulous. Pray you never meet them.
Becky and Jamie are an ordinary hard-working couple trapped in the daily grind, dreaming of an easier life. On one of their rare vacations, they meet a wealthy couple, Phil and Mel, who seem to have it all – they are fun, well travelled, and very generous with their money.
But they are also very, very dangerous.
Because Phil and Mel are not who they say they are. And this is no random vacation friendship, they have chosen Jamie and Becky carefully, seducing them with the promise of a lifestyle just like theirs.
By the time Jamie and Becky realise what their new friends really want, it’s too late, they’ve lost everything, their hopes and dreams lie shattered.
The only question now is how far will they go to get even?
The New Friends – the stunning psychological thriller from the bestselling author of The Passenger, The Boyfriend, The Promotion.
@dhurstbooks @inkubatorbooks @zooloosbt #TheNewFriends #ZooloosBookTours