BOOK REVIEW THE FRIEND BY DOROTHY KOOMSON 

After her husband’s big promotion , Cece solarin arrives in Brighton with their three children, ready to start a fresh.  But their new neighbourhood has a deadly secret.

Three weeks earlier,  Yvonne,  a very popular parent, was almost murdered in the grounds of the local school -the same school where cece has unwittingly enrolled her children. 

Already anxious about making friends when the paren’t  seem so cliquey , Cece is now also worried about her children’s safety.  By chance she meets Maxie, Anaya and Hazel, three very different school mothers who make her feel welcome and reassure her about her new life.

That is until Cece discovers the police believe one of her new friends tried to kill Yvonne.  Reluctant to spy on her friends but determined to discover the truth, Cece must uncover the potential murderer  before they stroke again. ..

Firstly a big thank you to the publishers  for my copy to review. I am the hugest fan of this author and have been for many years .

Usually I am a very speedy reader but I found myself savouring this so I wouldn’t be finished to soon .

This has everything and more you would expect from Dorothys books.

We read from different timelines and different narratives meeting some very unique characters each with their own stories.

On the surface these woman in the playground appear to have it all but there are cracks. ..and secrets someone is threatening to spill.

What do women under pressure do ? 

At what cost do they want their past buried?

One of the women has been in a serious incident and as the book unravels so does the truth .

Complex characters and a addictive storyline .

Unpredictable and layered .

It had a darker feel to it which I loved and the truth took me by  suprise!

Brilliantly written as always from the wonderfully talented Dorothy Koomson. 
Published 1st June 

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