Her Best Friend: A gripping psychological thriller with an absolutely brilliant twist

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29 reviews

About this ebook

You couldn’t have done anything to save her... Or could you?

Overwhelmed by grief after losing her mother, Sylvie Armstrong tries to block out the memories in her childhood home – but then someone leaves a gift on her doorstep: a gold necklace with a heart-shaped locket.


The locket belonged to Sylvie’s best friend, Victoria Preston – and she was wearing it the night she died. Now it’s back in Sylvie’s life... and it soon becomes clear that somebody knows what really happened to Victoria.


Sylvie has to know the truth. But is she in terrible danger?


A gripping, page-turning psychological thriller with a final twist that will leave you open-mouthed. Fans of Sophie Hannah, The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl will be hooked.



Readers are raving about Her Best Friend:


Had my jaw dropping by at least 6 foot…such an addictive read…I ended the book with my jaw on the floor and the words, 'what the f.....' spilling out of my mouth before I could even stop them.’ The Writing Garnet


‘Love, love, love this book!...But I guarantee you won't figure it out and the truth took my breath away! Shockingly good!’ (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer


Gripping and utterly unputdownable…I couldn't stop thinking about it…a truly compelling and engrossing read…You will not be able to put this one down.’ Novel Deelights


‘The ending was something I just wasn’t expecting…at all! If you love a tense thriller then this is definitely the one for you!’ Stardust Book Reviews


‘I thoroughly enjoyed the thrill of the ride, the slow building pace creeping up to the rollercoaster high…Wow what a psychological thriller!’ Sweet Little Book Blog


‘A wonderful and thrilling page-turner with an unexpected ending… Exhilarating and engaging plot. I could not put the book down.’ Alina’s Reading Corner


Tense, dark and twisty. It will grab hold of you until the very last page…and what an ending it is!’ Rae Reads


I was racing through the pages to find out the ending and also didn’t want it to end…highly recommended!’ Donna’s Book Blog


Prepare to have your jaw hit the floor…That ending…seriously?!! My jaw still hurts…. as I sat there chanting no…nooo…nooooo…really!’ Orchard Book Club


‘A great psychological thriller which will keep you hooked from start to finish.’ Jen Med’s Book Reviews


‘It kept me so involved that I could barely put it down…The twist was amazing.’ (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer


Grabbed me from the very first [page] and didn't let go…The story is very cleverly written.’ (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer


‘This book definitely kept me hooked right up until the end…intricately plotted, taut and suspenseful.’ The Roaring Bookworm


‘A gripping, intriguing thriller…The truth about Victoria’s death was totally unexpected…Highly recommended.’ (5 stars) Nicki’s Life of Crime


‘This is my first book by this author and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Well written and suspenseful.’ (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer


Absolutely stunning! I literally couldn't leave this book alone and read it in just 2 sittings.’ (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer


‘Full of suspense and twists...I totally didn't see this ending coming…A really good read.’ Bonnies Book Talk


‘A wonderful read that had me guessing the whole way through.’ Sean’s Book Reviews


Twists, turns and a lake full of red herrings as it expertly teases out the answers for the reader…’ Chapter In My Life


‘I was gripped, never once predicting how it would end…Clever and original.’ Goodreads reviewer


‘Fantastic read. Chilling - full of twists and turns, could not put down.’ Consumer reviewer


‘A brilliant thriller with a shocking end.’ Consumer reviewer

Ratings and reviews

29 reviews
Linda Strong
November 7, 2017
Sylvie and Victoria were the very best of friends when they were 15 years old. But Victoria was murdered that year and the killer never found. Sylvie left her parents' house and went to live with an aunt. She never went back ... until now. Twenty years later, Sylvie has returned home ... and to the secrets she's been running from since her friend died. A necklace, once worn by her friend, is mailed to Sylvie. Someone knows exactly what happened that night. There are some who will keep their secrets ... will she be one of them? Or will she be a victim? This is one of those books that grabbed me from the very first and didn't let go. Told in chapters of Sylvie today and Sylvie when she was a teenager, and a cleverly written 'witness' in the form of a TV program.. think Unsolved Mysteries. I think the author did a fine job in fully defining characters... especially when both girls were teenagers. I was one once and I lived through two teenagers of my own, so I didn't have to overuse my imagination when the girls did the things they did. The introduction of secondary characters ... Victoria's parents, Sylvie's mother's neighbors, the girl they knew in school that they weren't very nice to. The TV program introduced several others that knew the girls from their childhood. The story is very cleverly written and quite easy to follow. There were some twists and turns along the way with a surprise ending. Many thanks to the author / Bookouture / Netgalley for the advance digital copy of this Psychological Thriller. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
11 people found this review helpful
Lynda Mcallister
March 29, 2018
Enjoyed it
9 people found this review helpful
A Google user
March 14, 2018
7 people found this review helpful

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