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Violet By SJI Holliday

Violet by SJI Holliday

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A nerve-shattering psychological thriller from bestselling author SJI Holliday

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Violet by SJI Holliday

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'

'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

Violet Reviews

'The journey and the train ride are a perfect setting for this psychological thriller, toxic sure but also deliciously entertaining' * New Books Magazine *
'I recommend it unreservedly to anyone who likes a twisted tale of obsession and toxic friendships' * 17 Degrees Magazine *
'A clever, cutting, addictive read that kicks impulsive to the ground, and stomps all over spontaneity .... Violet is a fabulously unsettling ride' * LoveReading *
'Gripping, illuminating and truly unique' -- David Mark
'Classy and sexy' -- Louise Beech
'Sick and twisted' -- Syd Moore
'Fast-paced, darkly thrilling noir' -- Mason Cross
'A Lonely Planet handbook twinned with Single White Female' -- Marnie Riches
'Twisted, gripping and totally addictive' -- Paddy Magrane
'A perfectly plotted, dark, peppered-with-humour, thriller' * Hayley Webster *

About SJI Holliday

S.J.I. (Susi) Holliday is a pharmaceutical statistician by day and a crime and horror fan by night. Her short stories have been published in many places and she was shortlisted for the inaugural CWA Margery Allingham prize with her story 'Home from Home', which was published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine in spring 2017. She is the bestselling author of the creepy and claustrophobic Banktoun trilogy (Black Wood, Willow Walk and The Damselfly) featuring the much-loved Sergeant Davie Gray, and has dabbled in festive crime with the critically acclaimed The Deaths of December. Her latest psychological thriller is modern gothic with more than a hint of the supernatural, which she loved writing due to her fascination and fear of ghosts. She is proud to be one of The Slice Girls has been described by David Mark as 'Dark as a smoker's lung.' She divides her time between Edinburgh and London and you will find her at crime-fiction events in the UK and abroad. Follow Susi on Twitter @SJIHolliday or visit her website

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Violet by SJI Holliday
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Orenda Books
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