Her Closest Friend – Clare Boyd

Pop music blares from the radio. She sings drunkenly from the backseat. The thrash of windscreen wipers against the driving rain. The screech of tyres. A thud. 

Naomi and I are best friends.
School runs, dog walks, a shoulder to cry on over a glass of wine, we’re inseparable.
But now my husband has walked out, I need her more than ever.
I know she will help me pick up the pieces.
Because she knows about the lie I told to protect her.
She knows how much I’ve sacrificed for this friendship.
And she’d never let anyone hurt me.
Would she?



My review

I want to start by saying I totally loved this cover. It is sooo beautiful. A big compliment to the designer. It really invites you to pick up the book and dive into the story.

You can keep the truth from your best friend because you want to protect her, right? But maybe you did it for a different reason? And who is fooling who in fact? One thing is for sure : when you are up on your high horse, there is a long way to fall…

This book is about the long-standing friendship between two women. Well, they must have a different dictionary than the one I have LOL, because the way they interpret it is worlds apart from the way I see it…

That difference of course is what turns a nice story into a thriller. People being normal on the outside but having a loose wire which makes them wicked and drive other people up the wall. And what if the mouse suddenly starts hunting the cat??

The story is rather slow paced but sometimes it shifts into high gear, then slows down again to take a turn and speeds up once more. It feels like you are in car with ‘go and stop’ traffic conditions. Suddenly the road is clear and you can put your foot down untill you cross the finish line. 4 stars.

Thank you, Clare Boyd, Bookouture and Netgalley.

Book received courtesy of publisher/author.


About the author

Clare lives with her husband and their two daughters in Surrey, where her little green shed at the bottom of the garden provides a haven for her writing life. Before becoming a writer, she enjoyed a career in television, as a researcher in documentaries and then as a script editor in drama at the BBC and Channel Four, where her love of storytelling took hold.

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