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The Friend by Dorothy Koomson


The Friend by Dorothy Koomson
UK Publication: March 2018
Reviewed by: Book Worm
Rating: [★★★]

This ARC was provided by Random House UK (via NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review.

Keep your friends close…

Synopsis from Goodreads: What secrets would you kill to keep?

After her husband’s big promotion, Cece Solarin arrives in Brighton with their three children, ready to start afresh. But their new neighbourhood has a deadly secret.

Three weeks earlier, Yvonne, a very popular parent, was almost murdered in the grounds of the local school – the same school where Cece has unwittingly enrolled her children.

Already anxious about making friends when the parents seem so cliquey, Cece is now also worried about her children’s safety. By chance she meets Maxie, Anaya and Hazel, three very different school mothers who make her feel welcome and reassure her about her new life.

That is until Cece discovers the police believe one of her new friends tried to kill Yvonne. Reluctant to spy on her friends but determined to discover the truth, Cece must uncover the potential murderer before they strike again . . .

My Thoughts: Another Netgalley that I am waaaay late to the party on. I don’t know why it took me so long as I have really enjoyed every Koomson I have read and this was no exception.

This book explores a variety of toxic relationships including toxic female friendships.

There is not a lot to say without revealing the plot so I will leave you with this, almost every character has a motive for murder and each of the secrets are totally different.

While the attack is the centre of the book the heart of it is in the exploration of relationships.

Who would like this? Read this if you like a twisty whodunit with complex relationships.

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