The Beach meets The Woman in Cabin 10 in this twisty new thriller about two couples who meet backpacking through Africa, but what begins as friendship quickly turns to obsession, with deadly consequences—from bestselling author Roz Nay.
Stevie Erickson is looking for a fresh start. The sudden loss of her grandmother has sent her life into a tailspin, dredging up old losses and putting a strain on her relationship with her boyfriend, Jacob. So when Jacob is offered a job as a diver for GoEco, a dive operation for ecotourists on Rafiki, a beautiful, secluded island off the coast of Tanzania, he thinks it’s just the adventure they need and Stevie reluctantly agrees to go with him.
Their trip gets off to a rough start with a nighttime scare at their first hostel. Already fragile, Stevie can’t shake the feeling that she’s being watched. Things improve when they meet seasoned backpackers Leo and Tamsin, a drop-dead gorgeous couple who instantly take a shine to Stevie and Jacob.
But on Rafiki Island, their new friendship is put to the test, as is Stevie and Jacob’s own relationship. And when innocent flirting goes too far, past truths surface, exposing a killer in their midst—a killer whose sights are set on Stevie.
A high dive into the dangers of obsession, this sinister and seductive thriller will leave you breathless.
It's six weeks since Stevie Erickson's grandmother Nattie died without a will in Anchorite Bay, Maine, and down-in-the-dumps Stevie, who was running Nattie's pub, is jobless and homeless, in this gripping tale of misadventure abroad from Nay (Hurry Home). Meanwhile, Jacob Jones, Stevie's longtime boyfriend, lands a job as a diver for a camp for eco-tourists on beautiful, secluded Rafiki Island off the coast of Tanzania, which lacks electricity and running water. Jacob insists this adventure will heal their malaise, especially Stevie's. But the long trip begins badly as Stevie feels threatened at their hostel in Nairobi, Kenya, where they strike up an instant friendship with the charming Leo and the glamorous Tamsin, both of whom also happen to be headed to Rafiki. Friendships gives way to flirtations, then to obsessions as Stevie and Jacob's relationship frays and they each become suspicious of Leo and Tamsin. A murder on the normally peaceful island ratchets up tensions. Clever twists and vivid scenery elevate the plot. Nay reliably entertains.