‘I was blown away. The Girlfriend is the most marvellous psychological thriller . . .’ - Jilly Cooper
The Number One bestselling debut thriller from Michelle Frances.
She loves your son. She wants your life. How far would you go to protect your son?
Laura has it all. A successful career, a long marriage to a rich husband, and a twenty-three year-old son, Daniel, who is kind, handsome, and talented. Then Daniel meets Cherry. Cherry is young, beautiful and smart but hasn’t led Laura’s golden life. And she wants it.
When tragedy strikes, a decision is made and a lie is told. A lie so terrible it changes their lives forever . . .
The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances is a gripping and chilling debut psychological thriller – the story of a mother, a son, his girlfriend and an unforgivable lie.
Successful TV producer Laura Cavendish, the heroine of BBC development executive Frances's gripping debut, has poured her heart and soul into rearing her only child, Daniel, now a medical student who lives with her in London. The prospect of his moving to his own flat worries her. Laura grows even more anxious when she meets his new girlfriend, Cherry, who was born on the wrong side of the tracks and using any means necessary to claw her way out of poverty. The first encounter between the two most important women in Daniel's life does not go well. As Laura uncovers Cherry's lies and ruses, Cherry cunningly retaliates, until a rift results between mother and son. After a near-tragic accident, Laura is convinced that there's only way to save her son: she must eliminate Cherry. But Cherry is not going to go away quietly. The tension rises as the two women hurtle toward a final confrontation. Fans of psychological thrillers will eagerly look forward to Frances's next book.
Fantastic, addictive, nerve wracking thriller
Was hooked from the start - so well written, characters intriguing. Such a well thought out thriller - read it cover to cover in 2 days - couldn’t put it down! Recommend it to anyone who enjoyed The Girl On The Train.
I could not put this book down. It was gripping right until the very end!!
Rubbish. By page 300 I was still waiting for something interesting to happen.