What would you do if your best friend turned out to be a sociopathic killer? One who was obsessed with you and everything about your life? That’s the situation Alex faces when his friend Darren becomes increasingly manipulative and violent over the course of their relationship.
Starting when they meet at boarding school, Pressure follows the twisted relationship between Alex and Darren as it builds from kids being cruel, to young men pushing boundaries, to adults who end up in the fight of their lives, figuratively and literally, against each other.
Pressure is aptly titled, because the pressure in this book builds relentlessly… almost to the point of uncomfortableness at times it is so skillfully written. Strand pushes Alex to the brink over and over, seeing just how much he and the reader can take, before finally pushing him over the edge for a climactic showdown that will leave you both stunned and impressed at its unflinching, uncompromising resolution.
Pressure is available from Leisure (ISBN: 978-1428515833).