Review: THE BEST FRIEND by Shalini BolandThe Best Friend - a chilling psychological thriller by Shalini Boland
Published by Adrenalin Books on October 20th 2016
Pages: 332
Also by this author: The Girl from the Sea
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They say to keep your friends close and your enemies closer . . . Wrong.
Louisa’s new best friend has it all – the house, the status, the money – but she’s also hiding a dark secret. And, as Louisa is drawn deeper into her friend’s life, events take a chilling turn . . .

This was such a fun thriller! THE BEST FRIEND is about a woman named Louisa who makes a new friend when her kid starts at a private school. Her new friend, Darcy, seemingly has everything. Louisa and her husband Jared want that life, so they accept Darcy and her husband as their new best friends. Darcy seems too good to be true with her beauty and her generosity. She introduces Jared to all the right people to start his new business, a business Louisa is skeptical of. Louisa starts seeing a stalker everywhere she goes. When Darcy starts spending too much time with Jared, Louisa starts seeing Darcy in a different light. What if you thought your best friend was out to get you?

Louisa’s actions in this story are mostly reactionary, but I still related to Louisa on many levels. Louisa is really devoted to her kid, so it makes sense she would want to spend time with Darcy. What starts with a misunderstanding about a birthday party, turns into a parent’s worst fear about your kid’s friends. Louisa is left reeling by what is done to her as bit by bit Darcy’s true intentions are made known.

I found this to be a pretty great page turner. I felt really bad for Louisa especially since most people didn’t see what Darcy was doing. It wasn’t all really obvious so at first I wasn’t sure if Louisa was just being paranoid or what was going on. It was a bit frustrating to see someone go through what Louisa did. Louisa allowed some to happen and that was probably the most frustrating part.

I went through a lot of emotions reading this story. I think this story was very entertaining and I read through this story pretty quickly. This is an appropriate read for October as it has some dark themes and characters. I would highly recommend this to fans of psychological thrillers.

My Rating

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About Shalini Boland

4727364Shalini Boland lives in Dorset, England with her husband and two noisy boys. Before kids, she was signed to Universal Music Publishing as a singer/songwriter, but now she spends her days writing suspense thrillers and dark adventures (in between doing the school run and hanging out endless baskets of laundry).

I received this product free of charge in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.

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