"Violet" by SJI Holliday (English Edition)
When two strangers end up sharing a cabin on the Trans-Siberian Express, an intense friendship develops, one that can only have one ending … a nerve-shattering psychological thriller from bestselling author SJI Holliday
***Mail on Sunday BOOK OF THE YEAR***
‘A tense, immersive thriller that kept me guessing’ Ian Rankin
‘Compelling, gripping and horrifically entertaining’ Liz Nugent
‘Wonderfully creepy and compelling’ Mail on Sunday
‘Echoes of a Killing Eve vibe. Fabulously awful women you will love’ Sarah Pinborough
Carrie’s best friend has an accident and can no longer make the round-the-world trip they’d planned together, so Carrie decides to go it alone.
Violet is also travelling alone, after splitting up with her boyfriend in Thailand. She is also desperate for a ticket on the Trans-Siberian Express, but there is nothing available.
When the two women meet in a Beijing Hotel, Carrie makes the impulsive decision to invite Violet to take her best friend’s place.
Thrown together in a strange country, and the cramped cabin of the train, the women soon form a bond. But as the journey continues, through Mongolia and into Russia, things start to unravel – because one of these women is not who she claims to be…
A tense and twisted psychological thriller about obsession, manipulation and toxic friendships, Violet also reminds us that there’s a reason why mother told us not to talk to strangers…
‘A fantastically claustrophobic and hugely enjoyable read’ I-Newspaper
‘Killing Eve meets The Talented Mr Ripley meets Single White Female … This is a tense, uneasy thriller, which will forever stop you befriending strangers’ Red
‘A dark look at toxic friendship, this twisted thriller is a devour-in-a-single-sitting gem’ Crime Monthly
‘A compulsive read … a book you won’t be forgetting in a hurry’ CultureFly
‘Gripping with twists that you don’t see coming’ Woman’s Way