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Her Closest Friend by Clare Boyd – Book Review



Pop music blares from the radio. She sings drunkenly from the backseat. The thrash of windscreen wipers against the driving rain. The screech of tyres. A thud.

Naomi and I are best friends.

School runs, dog walks, a shoulder to cry on over a glass of wine, we’re inseparable.

But now my husband has walked out, I need her more than ever.

I know she will help me pick up the pieces.

Because she knows about the lie I told to protect her.

She knows how much I’ve sacrificed for this friendship.

And she’d never let anyone hurt me.

Would she?

This extraordinary page-turner will suck you in from the very first page and keep you gripped until the breathtaking finale. Fans of The Wife Between Us, The Girl Before and Gone Girl will adore this twisted tale of toxic female friendship.



Sophie and Naomi have been friends for 18 years since their time at university. Both now married with children, but then Adam says he’s leaving Sophie for another, younger woman…..Sophie feels its time Naomi knows just how much she has done for her…..

Sophie is the toxic friend, the one with snide comments disguised as jokes, little digs at Naomi’s appearance and lies and twists everything…..all the while holding a secret about an event many years before…..doesn’t Naomi know just how much she owes her?…’s time to let her know !

Just what would a person do to keep a secret ?

This is a story of lies, toxic relationships, guilt and how it affects mental health. Told from both perspectives of Sophie and Naomi so you get to know both sides in this twisty, gripping and unsettling tale which will hold you tight right to it’s terrible but maybe inevitable end…..a true psychological thriller…

Thank you to Bookouture for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook  in exchange for my honest review. 

You can can buy a copy here (click on the image for link to Amazon)



Author Bio:

Clare lives with her husband and their two daughters in Surrey, where her little green shed at the bottom of the garden provides a haven for her writing life. Before becoming a writer, she enjoyed a career in television, as a researcher in documentaries and then as a script editor in drama at the BBC and Channel Four, where her love of storytelling took hold.

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