Written by Caroline England
Best friends forever.
That’s the pact you made.
You’d do anything for her.
And you have.
She’s always had it all.
If you could take it for yourself . . . would you?
An irresistibly compulsive psychological thriller perfect for fans of My Lovely Wife, I Know Who You Are and The Rumour, by the bestselling author of My Husband’s Lies.
Cleverly Plotted, Beautifully Written!
I have previously read several of Caroline England’s novels, but this latest one takes her writing to a higher level entirely. An awesome read!
This is the story of the friendship between Kate and Jo; they first met at eight years old when they were both sent to boarding school. The tale goes from then to the present day and we slowly learn how deep their relationship is, and the history they share together. We make the acquaintance of their family and friends and even find out their innermost secrets – and, boy, are they worth learning!
This is a skilfully created novel, drawing the reader into a very interesting and spellbinding tale from the very beginning – I could barely manage to set it aside when my eyes were drooping in bed! Although the layers are peeled back slowly, there is always something going on to keep focus. With a whopping big surprise at the end of the book, it pays to keep your wits about you – the clues are there and I picked up on one quite late on and was delighted to be proved right! It is a glorious tale from first to last, and definitely propels this author higher in my estimation (and I already admired her previous work immensely). So very cleverly plotted as well as beautifully written, it is a very entertaining and satisfying read with everything tied up nice and neatly by the final words. Just as I like it, and there is no doubt in my mind that this one fully earns five sparkling, dancing stars!
My thanks to publisher Little, Brown Book Group for my copy via NetGalley. As always, all stated opinions are completely my own and entirely honest.
Tags: psychological thriller
- Format: ebook, paperback, audio
- Size: 368 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 14 March 2019
- Purchase Links: Google Play
- W. H. Smith
Caroline England was born and brought up in Yorkshire and studied Law at the University of Manchester. She was a divorce and professional indemnity lawyer before leaving the law to bring up her three daughters and turning her hand to writing. Caroline is the author of The Wife’s Secret, previously called Beneath the Skin, and the top-ten ebook bestseller My Husband’s Lies. Betray Her is her third novel. She lives in Manchester with her family.