The School Friend The School Friend

The School Friend

A totally gripping psychological thriller with a brilliant twist

    • 3.9 • 170 Ratings
    • $3.99
    • $3.99

Publisher Description

‘Oh. My. God… I am all tingly inside, filled with excitement of this fast paced, suspenseful, a minute a twist thriller… I had to scream out loud when I finished the book… It took me on a dizzying ride, a perfect roller coaster. I started seeing twists and red herrings in every scene.’ Book Reviews by Shalini, 5 stars

I’m Lucy, and I have a secret.

I have a beautiful home, that I’m desperate to escape.

But that’s not my secret.

I tell my friends I’ve never wanted children, when I always have.

But that’s not my secret.

My husband is a celebrated surgeon, who tries to control me.

But that’s not my secret.

Adele knows.

Once upon a time, I knew everything about her and she knew everything about me.

Best friends forever.

But now our secret is beginning to surface.

I can trust her more than anyone. We made a pact.

And she’s never do anything to hurt me. Would she?

This absolutely gripping psychological thriller will have you forgetting everything until the last shocking twist. Fans of Behind Closed DoorsFriend Request, and The Girl on the Train will be hooked. 

Why readers are gripped by The School Friend

‘I was hooked… I stayed awake all night and read from start to finish. The twist and turns are absolutely amazing… Really kept you on the edge of your seat. No way despite how tired I become could I stop reading.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Wow! What a book!... I mean...Well...just Wow!... An outstanding representation of its genre… Will have the reader on a roller coaster of emotions. It’ll take you on a journey that will linger with you long after the story ends… Honestly, just a brilliant all round novel!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Wow, just wow!!! What a rollercoaster of a read!!! This was a truly brilliant book. Full of twists and turns!! My heart was in my mouth all the time, expecting the unexpected to happen any second!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Wow!!!... There were so many twists by the end that you were glued to the pages as you never knew what was coming next.’ Blue Moon Blogger, 5 stars

‘This book had me eagerly turning the pages. I HAD to know what was going to happen next and I was never disappointed… I love a book I can’t put down until I’m done and I would definitely recommend this book for fans of non-stop twists and turns.’ Goodreads reviewer

A gripping thriller with never-ending twists thrown in. Just when I thought there couldn't possibly be another, one popped up… I gasped with delight and shock! I flew through this book in delight and loved every page.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

'A brilliant read! An extraordinary read! The characters are well depicted...MUST READ for the summer!... a twisty read with many surprises along the way!' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

'This throws you into the action from the very first page and doesn’t let up until the very last. This is one exceptional book that will keep you up late until the night.' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘This was a GREAT read. Captivating Thriller, filled with twists and turns… Kept me guessing till the last page.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Exciting and full of thrills and spills and it’s totally addictive as well. It held my attention from the very first chapter, but I could never in my wildest dreams have imagined what a truly shocking and unexpected ending the story would reveal.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘A fast-paced, riveting domestic thriller that had me glued to the edge of my seat for the duration. A brilliant read, this one has me clamouring to devour more from the talented Ms James. I could not put this down… This is a gritty, gripping thrill ride of a read that will have you guessing until the final page.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Mysteries & Thrillers
July 3
Carmelite House

Customer Reviews

Katie5562 ,

Good read

There were several twist and turns. Held my attention. It was a good read.

Mlawyer112 ,


Wow!!! This is the first book I read by this author and it did not disappoint. This is a stand alone novel so you don’t have to read other books in a series. I can’t wait to read more of her books.

This book is about a friendship and secrets that spill into adulthood. Lucy is married to a man who is controlling and abusive and wants to escape. The only way she knows how is to use a past pact she made with her best friend but she’s wondering if she made the right decision. She gets tangled up in a web of lies and deception. Lucy finds out in the end the past always comes back to haunt you.

I have to say that I really loved this book. I really liked how all the characters intertwined with each other especially at the end. I also liked the authors depiction of Lucy. At first you don’t know what to think about Lucy. She takes the abuse of her awful husband but then she really grows as the book goes on and becomes stronger. Oh and the plot was awesome. Who doesn’t love a book about an abusive man who gets what he deserves. The great twists never stopped coming in this book either. There were so many twists by the end that you were glued to the pages as you never knew what was coming next.

Between the plot, characters and all the twists in this book it made it an easy and fast read. I would definitely recommend it and happily give it 5 Hearts❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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