It was supposed to be our last weekend away as friends, before marriage and respectability beckoned. But what happened that Saturday changed everything.
In the middle of the night, someone died. The six of us promised each other we would not tell anyone about the body we buried. But now the pact has been broken. And the killing has started again …
Who knows what we did? And what price will they make us pay?
It’s been a long time coming but I’ve finally written my review of Luca Veste’s THE SIX – and what a read it was!
Set in Liverpool, the reader is taken on a journey of friendship, relationships, secrets, fear, consequences, blame, change, growing up, mistrust, the truth and finally justice…
WOW! WOW! WOW! Luca Veste delivers a short, sharp and oh-so-shocking opening that had me hooked! But then…OMFG…I can’t say… how the hell do you come back from that?! There’s a real psychological edge to this crime thriller – a build up of suspense with a dual timeline and some red herrings thrown in to keep us amateur detectives on our toes! With a good pace, great sense of place and a tight and somewhat unreliable narrative at times, this story is very much character driven.
The story is told mainly from Matt’s POV and we get a good picture of the five friends both in the present time and how their past formed their future friendship/relationships. I liked that we get to learn about each person through reflections of their history together to the point where we start to see where everything changed – cracks develop and then OMFG…like I said at the start – where do you go from there! The one thing that connected them all together forever…ultimately split them all apart.
Would I recommend this read? In a bloody heartbeat, I would! A spine-tingling page-turner that will get right under your skin. It was dark, edgy and will keep you turning the pages well into the night! I definitely recommend you grab a copy of THE SIX – can’t wait to see what the author has coming next from that twisted brain!