She’ll do anything for you…
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.
Readers are raving about The Perfect Friend:
‘I just read my new favorite book of 2018! ALL THE STARS!... combined all the things that make a psychological thriller keep you up all night but she managed to flip everything you think you know, quite a few times!...If it’s twists you are looking for then READ THIS BOOK! This is now my new favorite twisty book!...I give this book 5 stars across the board. Cheers to Ms. Copperthwaite for rockin my world with this book...*INSERT STANDING OVATION HERE*’ (5 stars) Goodreads Reviewer
‘WOW!! This book!!! Holy cow!!! So many lies... who can be trusted? NO ONE!! I wasn't sure what was going to happen next but I had to keep reading. So many twists and turns throughout the whole book…I highly recommend this one if you're looking for a psychological thriller unlike any other!’ (5 stars) Goodreads Reviewer
‘I kept guessing until the very end … I would definitely recommend this gripping and twisty book to any thriller lover out there!’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘Crazy twisty story. Had me actually gasp a couple of times. Just read it, it's that good.’ (5 stars) Goodreads Reviewer
‘Very well written. I love how her writing quickly draws you into the storyline and you are hooked from the start…I was definitely shocked a few times, in a good way!...A must read for fans of thrillers.’ Books on the Bookshelf
‘This book is so good. I literally couldn't put it down … it kept me on the edge of my seat. I didn't want the book to end but I needed to know what had happened…This is one of my favorite books from 2018… WOW!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘terrific, tense and terrifying, twisty thriller…Just when I think she can't possibly get any better, my favourite writer of dark and daring deeds blows my socks off. The Perfect Friend scared me so much I really don't think I'll ever dare trust anyone, ever again!’ (5 stars) Goodreads Reviewer
Praise for Barbara Copperthwaite:
‘WOW – I am speechless … I am absolutely blown away by this book … really, really got under my skin … I feel slightly dizzy now and need a lie-down with a soft pillow and lots of chocolate.’ (5 stars) Goodreads Reviewer
‘OMFG this is Barbara Copperthwaite’s best book yet!! … just blew everything else out of the water. Seriously. This book had me on edge … my poor nerves were shattered. Buy it, read it, love it! This book gets ALL the stars from me!’ (5 stars) Goodreads Reviewer
‘OMG … I was well and truly hooked … had me guessing right until the very end! … I am blown away. I cannot recommend this enough … without a doubt a must read.’ (5 stars) Chelle’s Book Reviews
‘A darkly addictive and creepy page turner that had me on the edge of my seat … the last few chapters were breathtakingly shocking with developments I hadn’t been expecting and the final pages were absolutely brilliant, leaving me with goosebumps!’ (5 stars) My Chestnut Reading Tree
‘Addictive, Thrilling, Captivating! I could not put this book down, it captures your interest from the very first page until the very last! … You will literally be screaming WHAT??!! An amazing read for any fan of books!… This book hit it all and I loved every second of it!’ (5 stars) Book Reviews by Nicole
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Things are messed up from the very beginning of this thrill-ride of a novel—and British author Barbara Copperthwaite slowly scatters in background details to explain why things feel a bit off. It doesn't take long to realize that The Perfect Friend isn’t just a lovely story about a recovering anorexic woman who does nice things for her terminally ill new friend; an unsettling menace shades every page. We loved Copperthwaite’s unreliable narrator and the twists and turns that kept us on edge through every chapter, perpetually unsure of who to trust and of what’s really going on.
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Twisted friendship is a real thrill ride
This is a book that tells the story of friendship, but with the twist of lies and deception. Alex, the main character, is anorexic and attends a support group at which she meets Carrie, a woman with terminal cancer. From the beginning, Alex admits that she is a liar. She comes across as a sympathetic character since her husband and twins have left her and won’t have anything to do with her. Carrie is also a sympathetic character because of her diagnosis and the fact that she has no family or other friends who seem to care for her. The topics in the book are heavy ones, but the thing that is memorable is that no one can be trusted. There are many unbelievable twists and turns in this psychological thriller, so the reader is repeatedly fooled as to what is really happening. Even at the end of the book, I was gasping and saying to myself, “Huh? What just happened?” The book was a quick read and made for fans of thrillers who like to try to predict what will happen.
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