The Best Friend: a chilling psychological thriller

The Best Friend: a chilling psychological thriller

by Shalini Boland

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$11.99

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ISBN-13: 9780956998590
Publisher: Creative Adrenalin
Publication date: 10/20/2016
Pages: 334
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

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The Best Friend: a chilling psychological thriller 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Rag_Doll More than 1 year ago
WOW – this one of the most tense and gripping psychological thrillers I've read. From the first page I was absorbed into Louisa's life – how she kept seeing the same man across the road, outside the school gates and following her home. Louisa and Jared have just put their son, Joe, into a new school and Louisa is so pleased that Joe has found a new friend, Tyler, and that he seems to be settling and fitting in to his new school. Louisa is even more pleased when Tyler's mum, Darcy, asks her to join her circle of friends and invites both her and Joe round to her house after school. Louisa and Darcy get on so well and Darcy is so kind and helpful that they soon become firm friends. But then little things start to chip away in Louisa's mind, why does Darcy do some really cruel and thoughtless things, why does she hurt her feelings so much but not realise? and that man is still following her around. This is one of the best descriptive stories of how a normal confident woman is gently but firmly brought down – chip, chip away – taking away her confidence, making her seem weak and neurotic to her husband and family to the point that no one believes her. And then, when she is at her lowest point, Darcy's real plans come action and Louisa's already failing life becomes a nightmare and falls into total devastation. Shalini Boland's writing is tight, to the point, and with no unnecessary waffle. The story is taut, really has you on the edge of your seat, and the plot is unusual and totally engrossing. This is the second psychological thriller I've read by Shalini Boland and she's very quickly become a favourite and an author I shall definitely seek out in future. If you want a fast, gripping story I can certainly recommend this book. I was provided with an Advance Reading Copy of this book for which I chose to give my honest and unbiased review.
CCinME More than 1 year ago
Love this author! While not her best, it did deliver on storyline, suspense with predictable twists. Held my interest and had a nice ending.
tschnitzler More than 1 year ago
All the way through, this book was an edge-of-your seat story. I remain a bit disappointed at the end. Yes, true, all ended well, but Lou's "after two years" story was a bit "off". I loved how the author takes the reader back and forth between present and past, but you remain not real sure about whose past you are reading about. I do not wish to spoil the book so I cannot write more. :-) Enjoyable ride and quick read! I knocked off 1 star only due to the conclusion.