Pop music blares from the radio. She sings drunkenly from the backseat. The thrash of windscreen wipers against the driving rain. The screech of tyres. A thud.
Naomi and I are best friends.
School runs, dog walks, a shoulder to cry on over a glass of wine, we’re inseparable.
But now my husband has walked out, I need her more than ever.
I know she will help me pick up the pieces.
Because she knows about the lie I told to protect her.
She knows how much I’ve sacrificed for this friendship.
And she’d never let anyone hurt me.
This extraordinary page-turner will suck you in from the very first page and keep you gripped until the breathtaking finale. Fans of The Wife Between Us, The Girl Before and Gone Girl will adore this twisted tale of toxic female friendship.
What readers are saying about Clare Boyd:
‘OMG this book was amazing… I literally couldn't put it down in had to keep reading to see what was going to happen next… well deserving of 5 stars.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars
‘Absolutely LOVED… the best-of-the-best of psychological thriller authors!... a very fast paced read… twists like a rollercoaster out of control!... the climax was crazy awesome! If you enjoy a plot twist that jumps out at you... yep, this is the book for you.’ Two Girls and a Book Obsession, 5 stars
‘Oh my goodness – what a fantastic book!! I read this book in two sittings and loved it… A fantastic, twisty story that really hooked me in.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘One of the best psychological thrillers I’ve read in a long time. From page one it was gripping… left me totally shocked and dumb-founded.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Full of twists and turns kept me rapidly turning pages to see what happened next. The ending is explosive and I never in the world saw it coming.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Definitely a page-turner, edge-of-your-seat type of thriller that is a must to add to your book collection! I definitely recommend this book, you won't be disappointed!’ Books on the Bookshelf
‘I could not get enough!... I did not stop reading until I finished the story and my laundry mountain is still growing. Read this book. Seriously. Read it!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Loved, loved, loved this book!... Took me on so many turns, found my mouth dropping with a few of the twists… A page-turner! I would definitely recommend!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘An astonishing 5/5 stars from me… YOU MUST READ!' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
This is a cast of characters that make you want to scream. Their attachment to each other slowly drains them of any positive identity. You are a frustrated reader knowing they could do so much better. This is an excellent portrayal of mental illness.
The story definitely wasn’t boring. A bit longer than it needed to be, in my opinion. I had to skip a lot of it there at the end. Once the……”business transaction” took place (don’t want to put spoilers here), the villain in the story and the over-the-top codependency between the two main characters were just too much for me to keep looking at.
The ending……slightly predictable (one character being written in first person and the other in third gave that away for me), but decently satisfying yet terribly disappointing at the same time. It left it all on a depressing note, where no one really wins in the end. The story was most certainly intriguing though, definitely held my interest better than the last book I read (different author).
Amazing! I want to read it again!
Seriously the writing is so beautifully done and the imagery is so intense and unique! I will definitely check out her other books