S. R. Masters’ debut novel, The Killer You Know, is an original and gripping thriller that explores the dangers of nostalgia and the toxicity of teenage friendships.
It’s both a beautifully plotted whodunnit and a dark, often heart-wrenching coming-of-age tale, punctuated by moments of humour and all the nineties references you could want. S. R. Masters’ masterfully drawn cast of characters bring the story to life as we go on a journey with them from past to present to figure out who the killer is (if, indeed, there is one at all). It’s original, unputdownable and utterly brilliant – perfect reading for the weekend!
I'll murder three strangers. And you'll know it was me . . .
'A blinder of a read' SUN
'A scary, compelling and a completely original page-turner' IRISH INDEPENDENT
'An original and gripping thriller' LAURA MARSHALL
Summer 1997. When Will jokes about becoming a serial killer, his friends just laugh it off. But Adeline can't help but feel there's something darker lurking behind his words.
Winter 2015: Years later, Adeline returns to Blythe for a reunion of the old gang - except Will doesn't show up. Reminiscing about old times, they look up the details of his supposed murder spree. But the mood soon changes when they discover two recent deaths that match.
As the group attempts to track Will down, they realise that he is playing a sinister game that harks back to one they used to play as kids.
Only this time there are lives at stake . . .
Readers are absolutely loving The Killer You Know:
'A compelling, unpredictable thriller that conveys the changing nature of long-lasting friendships beautifully. How well do we know even our closest of friends? Highly recommended' ELISABETH CARPENTER
'I read and loved and HEARTILY recommend for any fans of Stand By Me . . . A thrilling, nostalgic twisty read' CLAIRE ALLAN
'The Killer You Know has a fantastic killer concept... and is gripping and creepy to boot - loved it' SAM CARRINGTON
'A twisty, clever exploration of claustrophobic childhood friendships and the darkness they can lead to' DERVLA MCTIERNAN
'An exciting and original premise with a plot that doesn't let up. I loved it!" VICTORIA SELMAN
THE KILLER YOU KNOW is one of my favourite reads of the year. I LOVED it. Pacey, nostalgic, excellent very well-developed characters, and a clever plot' NIKI MACKAY
'A gripping, compelling read with a brilliant premise and a wonderfully twisting storyline. An incredible debut' TM LOGAN
'A thrilling read and an exceptional debut novel' RACHEL EDWARDS
'Compelling, creepy, and brilliantly executed, The Killer You Know is an original new voice in the thriller world' PHOEBE MORGAN
'Brilliantly atmospheric tale of toxic friendship, with a killer hook - what if one of your gang turned out to be a serial killer? Loved it' LIZ BARNSLEY