Best friends tell you everything; about their kitchen renovation; about their little girl’s schooling. How one of them is leaving the other for a younger model.
Best friends don’t tell lies. They don’t take up residence on your couch for weeks. They don’t call lawyers. They don’t make you choose sides.
Best friends don’t keep secrets about their past. They don’t put you in danger.
Best friends don’t always stay best friends.
The Broken is the first book I have read by this author and it certainly won’t be the last.
After hearing lots of good things about this book I was very much looking forward to reading it. I will admit to start with I couldn’t understand what all the fuss was about but the story really starts to come together the further you get into it.
It’s hard to go in to, to much detail with this book with out ruining the plot for anyone that hasn’t read it but I will try my best.
The story is about two couples, Dan and Sasha and Josh and Hannah. The couple have been friends for many years and also have daughters that are the same age. The friendships between the adults as well as the children are pushed to the limits when Dan decides to leave Sasha as he has met someone else. From there things start to go downhill with the friendships.
Obviously being told by your husband that he’s leaving you, Sasha does not take the split as amicably as Dan had hoped she would and that’s when incidents start to occur.
The characters for some reason didn’t come across as overly likeable though I had every sympathy with Josh and Hannah being caught in the middle of their closest friends problems. They are very much torn between where their loyalties should lay and they try their best to remain impartial but as events unfold that is becoming harder to do.
The author has very cleverly put this story together with a twist that even though I knew must be coming I didn’t know what it would actually be until it hit me right in the face!
Even though the author has quite a few books published I thought this was a great introduction to her work and I look forward to reading more.
I have awarded this book 4/5 stars.