The Five – Review & Competition


This week sees Sky’s very own hit dram The Five come to Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital HD courtesy of StudioCanal.  Harlen Coben’s The Five follows four friends who have been connected through a terrible tragedy that happened when they were all kids.  Now, the four childhood friends are forced to face their past in a rather horrific manner.

image015Mark, Danny, Pru and Slade grew up together and were the closest of friends until one day when they were out playing in the woods, their lives changed inextricably.  The four had ventured into the woods, followed by Mark’s little brother, Jesse, who was just five years old.  The group were bothered by Jesse tagging a long and before they had gone too far into the trees, they told Jesse to leave them alone and head back home.  Jesse was devastated, it was obviously he looked up to his older brother and his friends, but in floods of tears Jesse left the group and was never seen again.

It has been twenty years since that fateful day and the group of friends have all moved on with their lives.  Danny is now a detective with the local police force and when he uncovers Jesse’s DNA at the crime scene of a murder, he calls the group back together to try to uncover the truth about Jesse’s disappearance and just what happened to Mark’s little brother all those years ago.  A case that had remained cold, no one had any idea what had happened to young Jesse, or so they said.

image014The cast is expertly chosen and includes Tom Cullen (Downton Abbey), Lee Ingleby (The A Word), Sarah Solemani (Him and Her), O.T. Fagbenle (The Interceptor)

Filled with suspense and chilling you to the bone, the ten part series slowly uncovers the truth behind Jesse’s disappearance, cementing that you can never really trust anyone.  The Five will keep you on your toes the entire time and you will change your mind as to what you think happened to young Jesse, almost as many times as there are episodes.  Written by international bestseller and acclaimed author Harlen Coben, it is packed with twists and turns that will have you pulling at your hair, biting your nails and gripped on the edge of your seat! 



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About Author

Founder of Eclectic Enchantments blog, Erika has also been a beauty writer, fashion writer and Beauty & Accessories Editor for a large online magazine before starting Erisea. Erika lives with her dog, Hendrix and beautiful baby girl. She suffers with Fibromyalgia and CFS, among other illnesses which leaves her housebound much of the time. Her passion is writing.


  1. David Thomson on

    A bundle of gadgets so my wife would give me back my old iPhone 4S (she lost her brand new smartphone by drowning it!).

  2. I would love to win a bundle of books! I am a huge bookworm & books are my favourite things to win! ☺️

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