The Perfect Friend – Barbara Copperthwaite

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.
Would she?



My review

Don’t we all love to have that one good friend? The one you would give everything to and know you will get the same in return? But then again, this seems more like a perfect friend and they don’t really exist, do they?
Reading this book felt like watching a tennis match. When you thought you had it figured out, the ball changed camp and you were forced to look at the story from a different angle and start your own investigation all over again. And I can assure you this happened more than once! This kept me reading with interest the whole time and I hated it when I had to put the book down to do something else.
The story was built exactely the way I like it : the way it messes with your mind and makes you think about striking up friendships in the future … or maybe you are the one not to be trusted … 5 stars.

Thank you, Barbara Copperthwaite, Bookouture and Netgalley.


About the author

The people behind the crime, from the perpetrator to the victim and beyond, are what intrigue Barbara Copperthwaite.

She was raised by the sea and in the countryside, where she became a lover of both nature and the written word – the latter leading to a successful career as a journalist. For over twenty years people have kindly and bravely shared with her their real experiences of being victims of crime. Now, through fiction, Barbara continues to explore the emotional repercussions.