Title: The Six by Luca Veste
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Date Published: 26th December 2019
Genre: Psychological Thriller
The brilliant new novel from the author of the highly acclaimed The Bone Keeper.
Six friends trapped by one dark secret.
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 we pay?
Praise for Luca Veste’s novels:
‘Properly Stephen King-style creepy’ Ian Rankin
‘Perfectly terrifying’ Amanda Jennings
‘A dark and brilliant thriller from a writer who just gets better and better’ Mark Billingham
‘An entertainingly nasty piece of work’ Christopher Brookmyre
I want to thank NetGalley and the publisher for my copy of this fab book.
So I’m ashamed to say that this is my first Luca Veste novel. Next year I am definitely going to be picking up some more of his books!
Six friends go to a 90’s music festival as a last hurrah to their youth but something goes wrong and somebody dies. They make a pact to never speak of it again but a year later, the killings start again…
This is a well written psychological thriller, with good twists and turns and oodles of suspense. At times it was quite scary too!
The story told from Matt’s first person perspective, which gets you really up close and personal with the events through the novel, it almost feels like you’re there with him yourself. There was also a nice mix of characters, not all that likeable, but entertaining all the same.
I enjoyed the little bits of local Liverpool lingo and humour scattered throughout and the smattering of 90’s music references too.
The Six is a tense and addictive psychological thriller that I just couldn’t get enough of.
About The Author:
Luca Veste is a writer of Italian and Liverpudlian heritage, married with two young daughters, and one of nine children. He studied psychology and criminology at university in Liverpool. He is the author of the Murphy and Rossi series, which includes DEAD GONE, THE DYING PLACE, BLOODSTREAM, and THEN SHE WAS GONE.
Part psychological thriller, part police procedural, his books follow the detective pairing of DI David Murphy and DS Laura Rossi. The novels are set in Liverpool, bringing the city to life in a dark and terrifying manner…with just a splash of Scouse humour.