A True Friend?

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Review of uncorrected eGalley

For Alice, remarried and finding happiness with Nathan after the death of her first husband, Tom, life is finally in a good place for her. When Nathan begins acting strangely, she turns to her best friend, Beth, for help. But is Beth a true friend? And what is behind Nathan’s strange behavior?

The narrative spins out in three parts: Alice’s story in the present, Beth’s story from nine years previous, and Alice and Beth in the present. The fast pace of this quick-read story will keep the pages turning as the reader is pulled into the narrative. Although the characters are reasonably well-drawn, each is, in some way, unlikable and, in what seems to be commonplace in books of this genre, Alice shows far too much dependence on alcohol and pills.

Even though astute readers may find the story a bit predictable, there are several unexpected plot twists designed to ramp up the suspense and keep them guessing. However, it’s in the telling of the tale that readers are likely to find themselves captivated by the unfolding story.

Highly recommended.

I received a free copy of this eBook from St. Martin’s Press – Minotaur Books and NetGalley
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