Recommended Read: Violet by SJI Holliday

Violet splits up with her boyfriend while traveling across the Far East. In Beijing, she meets up with Carrie who is also travelling alone. The two young women decide to continue their journey together but all is decidedly not what it seems …

SJI Holliday’s Violet is absolutely terrific. Gripping, fast-moving, darkly funny, painfully real, and sharply cruel. Like a 21st century Patricia Highsmith, Violet is very highly recommended.