Friday 14 December 2018

πŸŽ„ Blog Tour ~ Friends Like These by Sarah Alderson

Jaffareadstoo is excited to be part of the  Friends Like These Blog Tour

Mulholland Books
13 December 2018
My thanks to the publishers for my copy of the book and the invitation to this blog tour

There's no such thing as a perfect life.Only a perfect lie.

We all know someone like Becca. 

She has the job everyone wants, a designer wardrobe, a hot-shot lawyer boyfriend, holidays to exotic locations. 

And she flaunts her perfect life all over social media. 

It drove her colleague Lizzie mad, but she couldn't stop looking. They were never really friends - and yet Lizzie knew everything about her. 

Or did she? 

When chance, and a terrible mistake, pulls Lizzie back into Becca's orbit years after they lost touch, she'll realise that you can't always believe what you see online... and that finding out the truth might be the worst thing you can do.

My thoughts about it..

Although Becca and Lizzie were once work colleagues they weren't particularly close but years later, Lizzie discovers something online about Becca which turns both of their worlds completely upside down.

What then follows is a story which pulls you in from the start, and there's so much going on that I don't know where to begin without giving too much of the plot away but what I can say is that the book cleverly shows just how much people can be taken in by social media and how everything you see on the screen is not necessarily the true story.

The author writes well and has created a set of unstable characters, who have no redeeming features, and I think that's what makes the story so much fun to read. I read the book quickly over the space of an afternoon and evening. I think the story benefits from being read in quick chunks rather than drawing out the action, as once the second half of the book gets underway there really is such a lot going on that you need to keep your eye on the game.

Friends Like These is a tense and taut psychological thriller which kept me gripped from first page to last, and the surprise at the end, which I didn't see coming, was a great finish to a good story.

Friends Like These by Sarah Alderson, Mulholland Books 
eBook, publication 13th December.

Sarah Alderson is a British born, LA based author and screenwriter. She left the UK in 2010 to travel the world with her husband and then toddler daughter (a journey documented in her memoir Can We Live Here?). After living in Bali, Indonesia for five years, during which time she published seven young adult books, they moved to California, where Sarah now balances screenwriting for TV and films with writing novels. She also has a successful career as a romance author under the pen name Mila Gray.

Twitter @sarahalderson #FriendsLikeThese


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