"Can it ever be a good idea to keep a million pounds that does not belong to you? Four teenagers are about to find out!"
A page turning twisty thriller is exactly what you would expect from the best-selling crime novelist Sarah J Harris, here writing under a pseudonym, and this novel delivers that in spades.
The four diverse teenage protagonists have nothing in common except that each has a reason, albeit some quite petty, for needing money. They find themselves the four survivors of a fatal school bus clifftop crash, reminiscent of the famous last scene of The Italian Job, with a bag full of cash and a gun.
They decide that they will split the money and then all they need to do is work together and figure out how get away with the biggest lie of their lives. Needless to say, the money belongs to some bad people who want it back and the police are not far behind. As the plot twists keep you guessing, you become involved with each character’s back story, and you genuinely don’t know how it can possibly end well for any of them. There are certainly some interesting and relatable moral dilemmas for them to confront as their relationships develop.