Title: The Perfect Friend
Author: Barbara Copperthwaite
Publication Date: July 5, 2018
Page Count: 320
My rating: 4 stars
About the book:
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.
The Perfect Friend by Barbara Copperthwaite is a psychological thriller that follows two friends, Alex and Carrie. Having read a couple of other novels from the author I knew I wanted to read this one but a big plus for having a character with my namesake in the book because I really have a tendency to grab those!
The ladies, Alex and Carrie, met while at a support group and were drawn to one another. Alex’s husband has left her and her two children, twins, will not even speak to her and has developed anorexia from all of the stress. Carrie has been battling cancer for a while and this time it has caught up with her and the end is getting near.
One would ask how in the world could a story about two best friends that need each other for support could fall into the psychological thriller category? But this being a novel from Barbara Copperthwaite I knew there was going to be some twists and turns coming. I’ve gotten to the point that going in to one of her novels that I just don’t trust her characters but I do enjoy the ride waiting to find out what they’ll have in store for me. Again this would be another that you have to dive in and uncover all of those secrets and when you think you are done just think again.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
Barbara is the Amazon and USA Today bestselling author of psychological thrillers INVISIBLE, FLOWERS FOR THE DEAD, THE DARKEST LIES, and HER LAST SECRET. Her latest book is THE PERFECT FRIEND.
More importantly, she loves cakes, wildlife photography and, last but definitely not least, her two dogs, Scamp and Buddy (who force her to throw tennis balls for them for hours).
Having spent over twenty years as a national newspaper and magazine journalist, Barbara has interviewed the real victims of crime – and also those who have carried those crimes out. She is fascinated by creating realistic, complex characters, and taking them apart before the readers’ eyes in order to discover just how much it takes to push a person over a line.
When not writing feverishly, she is often found hiding behind a camera, taking wildlife photographs.
To find out more about Barbara’s novels, go to http://www.facebook.com/AuthorBarbaraCopperthwaite or follow @BCopperthwait on Twitter. To find out more about Barbara go to http://www.barbaracopperthwaite.com