Nobody But Us
A chilling and unputdownable revenge thriller with a jaw-dropping twist
ONE COUPLE. TWO LIARS . . . THE DARKLY GRIPPING AND UNPUTDOWNABLE REVENGE THRILLER
'READS LIKE A GLOSSY 90s THRILLER. OBSESSED' JUNO DAWSON
'IT GRIPS LIKE A VICE' WILL DEAN
'A MUST READ FOR 2022' 5* READER REVIEW
'ADDICTIVE AND INTOXICATING' 5* READER REVIEW
'NOT ONE TO BE MISSED' EVENING STANDARD
He's a well-respected college professor. She's a young and eager-to-please student.
He knows she would do anything for him. She knows his certainty is his weakness
He thinks he'll get what he wants. She thinks he'll get exactly what he needs.
One twisted path.
A game of cat and mouse.
BUT WHO IS THE HUNTER? AND WHO IS THE PREY?
'SAVAGELY GRIPPING' CHRIS WHITAKER
'COMPELLING AND PERFECTLY PLOTTED' CATHERINE COOPER
'UTTERLY COMPELLING' LOUISE O'NEILL
READERS ARE GRIPPED BY NOBODY BUT US
'Wow. Just wow. Gripping, intense, thought provoking, addictive . . . I read the whole book in one sitting. Definitely going to be one of my favourite reads of this year' 5* READER REVIEW
'Characters, dialogues, plot, narration and execution of the story is brilliant. What are you waiting for? Read this book' 5* READER REVIEW
'Sharp, smart, powerful. I was hooked' 5* READER REVIEW
'Intense, twisted, claustrophobic . . deliciously dark and oh so satisfying' 5* READER REVIEW
'This is definitely one f**ked up couple . . . Filled with moments that will make your heart pound' 5* READER REVIEW
'I literally could not put this book down' 5* READER REVIEW
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
A starry-eyed couple’s first minibreak. What could be more romantic? Quite a lot, actually, because the weekend getaway in this addictive thriller soon goes south in all sorts of surprising ways. When a handsome professor and his pretty student lover celebrate their six-month anniversary by escaping New York for three days in a swish, secluded rental house, both get way more than they bargained for. As playful flirtation turns into twisted power games, we learn that neither is who they say they are. Events soon descend into a deadly scrap for survival. Jump-scares sit alongside erudite literary references. Deliciously dark, claustrophobically intense and at times brutal, it’s like a literary version of those glossy psycho-thrillers which were all the rage in 1990s’ Hollywood. However, Rensburg adds a 21st-century twist with her themes of male entitlement and female rage. Think Fatal Attraction meets Gone Girl in the post-#MeToo era.
At the start of Van Rensburg's exceptional debut, a highly entertaining psychological thriller, Ellie Masterson and Steve Harding are looking forward to celebrating their six months as a couple with a romantic getaway weekend. An unease immediately settles over them on their drive from Manhattan to Chesapeake Bay, where the remote house they've rented all "glass and steel" butts up against dark woods that lead to the ocean. Arriving at night, they can barely see out the windows, but Ellie is sure she has seen someone among the trees. Each creak in the house unnerves her. They both want their relationship to work despite different backgrounds Ellie is an NYU grad student 17 years younger than wealthy Steven, who's a Barnard College professor about to move to Columbia. But each is suspicious of the other, especially Steven, who's keen to know what Ellie carries in her heavy handbag. When a snowstorm strands them, their wariness about the other intensifies. This deliciously creepy haunted house tale skillfully explores the psyches of two people who carry their own ghosts with them.