Her Closest Friend: An absolutely gripping and heart-pounding psychological thriller

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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?


This extraordinary page-turner will suck you in from the very first page and keep you gripped until the breathtaking finale. Fans of The Wife Between Us, The Girl Before and Gone Girl will adore this twisted tale of toxic female friendship.


What readers are saying about Clare Boyd:

OMG this book was amazing… I literally couldn't put it down in had to keep reading to see what was going to happen next… well deserving of 5 stars.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars


Absolutely LOVED… the best-of-the-best of psychological thriller authors!... a very fast paced read… twists like a rollercoaster out of control!... the climax was crazy awesome! If you enjoy a plot twist that jumps out at you... yep, this is the book for you.’ Two Girls and a Book Obsession, 5 stars


Oh my goodness – what a fantastic book!! I read this book in two sittings and loved it… A fantastic, twisty story that really hooked me in.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


One of the best psychological thrillers I’ve read in a long time. From page one it was gripping… left me totally shocked and dumb-founded.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


Full of twists and turns kept me rapidly turning pages to see what happened next. The ending is explosive and I never in the world saw it coming.’ Goodreads reviewer


Definitely a page-turner, edge-of-your-seat type of thriller that is a must to add to your book collection! I definitely recommend this book, you won't be disappointed!’ Books on the Bookshelf


I could not get enough!... I did not stop reading until I finished the story and my laundry mountain is still growing. Read this book. Seriously. Read it!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


Loved, loved, loved this book!... Took me on so many turns, found my mouth dropping with a few of the twists A page-turner! I would definitely recommend!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


‘An astonishing 5/5 stars from me… YOU MUST READ!' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Ratings and reviews

25 reviews
Grace J. Reviewerlady
February 27, 2019
This is a chilling read about the relationship between two women which has lasted a long time .. but is it always friendly? Naomi and Sophie live fairly close to each other; both married, Sophie with a son and Naomi with two daughters they tend to socialise often, but it turns out it's not always a healthy relationship. As we get more involved in the family lives of both these women, it becomes clear that there are long term issues between the two which cast a long shadow over both lives. I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this novel as it is the first Clare Boyd book I've read, but I really hope it won't be the last. I very quickly found myself embroiled in the relationship between these two women and, to begin with, my sympathies wavered from one to the other. 'Be sure you're sins will find you out' crossed my mind more than once, as the story bounced from one viewpoint to the other. There is no way I could have seen the end coming, and I doubt you will either. What a read! Firmly entrenched in realism, this is all too believable and, as such, left me with a bit of a creepy feeling. After all, most of us would assume we could trust out best friend ... but can we? Well-written with a fine plot, this is a riveting read and one which kept my attention all way through. I was slightly shocked at the ending, but when I considered the alternatives realised it was absolutely perfect. With a doubt, a five star read!
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Gemma Darking
February 2, 2022
Can't say as I found this that great 🙄 I had high hopes after reading what it's about and also reading the reviews most of which are positive but I just found it slow and about nothing really... I wish I gave up on it but plodded on and the ending wasn't to bad was not what I expected... But unfortunately the most can give is 3 stars 🌟🌟🌟🤗👍
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lilian peracchi
December 1, 2020
Absolutely brilliant. I loved this book but my goodness the main characters were so messed up..
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