My name is Alex, and my world has been shattered.
My husband has left me.
My children won’t speak to me.
My friend Carrie is the only person I have.
She’s the only one I can trust to keep all my secrets.
She’d never do anything to let me down.
This dark, gripping psychological thriller will have you holding your breath until the very last page. Fans of Behind Closed Doors, Sometimes I Lie, and The Girl on the Train will be captivated.
I really enjoy this authors books and this is yet another one to add to the list.
Alex has issues, she has an eating disorder which she attends a group which is where she meets Carrie. There is quite an age gap between the two women but I enjoyed the sort of mother/daughter/friend relationship that they have. I did wonder why this lovely woman would be alone and have such an estranged relationship with husband and children. This slowly gets unravelled the further into the story we go.
Carrie comes across as very much a fighter. She isn’t in a good place when we get to meet her but she is making the most of her life and I think she welcomes the friendship and attention that she gets from Alex. It goes to show that age is no barrier when it comes to being friends.
As the reader gets further into the story we learn more about both women. It’s hard to say too much more about the actual story line itself. To do so would give too much away. It’s one of those books though that will have you wishing your friends were reading it at the same time so you can compare your thoughts on the many twists and surprises.
The Perfect Friend is an enthralling read that once grabs you, doesn’t let go. It is a dark and tense read that will have you tearing through the pages to unravel more about the characters pasts. With plenty of twists and turns, it certainly keeps the reader on their toes.
My thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
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Barbara is the Amazon and USA Today bestselling author of psychological thrillers INVISIBLE, FLOWERS FOR THE DEAD, THE DARKEST LIES, and HER LAST SECRET. Her latest book is THE PERFECT FRIEND.
More importantly, she loves cakes, wildlife photography and, last but definitely not least, her two dogs, Scamp and Buddy (who force her to throw tennis balls for them for hours).
Having spent over twenty years as a national newspaper and magazine journalist, Barbara has interviewed the real victims of crime – and also those who have carried those crimes out. She is fascinated by creating realistic, complex characters, and taking them apart before the readers’ eyes in order to discover just how much it takes to push a person over a line.
When not writing feverishly, she is often found hiding behind a camera, taking wildlife photographs.
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