‘Nerve’ – Jeanne Ryan

Whatever your personal views of the characters, there’s no denying this is a tense read.

NERVE is a game that seems perfect for these media-obsessed times. People can pay to watch, or you can dare to play – taking part in challenges that test your resolve in the hope of winning big.

Vee is one of those characters used to hiding in the background. She does, however, have a steeliness to her character that stands her in good stead for what’s coming. Fed up with being on the sidelines she decides to try something different. Unfortunately, this gets her caught up in a very dangerous game.

I’m curious to see how this transferred to screen, but I’m uneasy about what it reveals of human nature. While Vee and Ian come out of this pretty well, others don’t.