Your Closest Friend by Karen Perry

Posted June 23, 2018 by midnightreview in Reviews / 0 Comments

Published: 28th June 2018

Synopsis: …She found you. Now she won’t let you go.

The unputdownable thriller you won’t be able to resist.

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

Cara shouldn’t have survived the attack. But at the last moment, a stranger snatched her to safety. In the hours that followed she told this Good Samaritan secrets she’d never told a soul.
Not even her husband . . .

In the aftermath, Cara is home, healed and safe. Which is when the anonymous threats begin. Someone knows things about her they shouldn’t. Cara’s Good Samaritan offers to help her – to save her all over again. That night Cara made a friend for life. But what if she isn’t a friend at all?

My Thoughts:

Rarely has a book pulled me in so fast or held me so tightly in it’s grip. Right from the opening sentence ‘It’s his eyes that grab my attention. Not the gun. Eyes like a doll’s: dark and malevolently blank.’ I was hooked. The opening chapter plays on a fear I think is in a lot of people’s minds – Cara stumbles into a terrorist attack and is saved at the last moment by Amy. While hiding from the chaos on the streets Cara shares her innermost secrets with Amy.

I thought this book would be about the terrorist attack, I was initially quite surprised that, other than the fallout from what was said in that room, that isn’t really mentioned again. That threw me slightly but I was very quickly back with the book and the unfolding story line.

That opening chapter lays the groundwork for the rest of the book – what did happen in that room? What did Cara tell Amy? Each subsequent chapter is told from either Amy’s or Cara’s point of view and the intrigue just keeps coming. Amy worms her way into Cara’s life, is she really who she seems? You are almost drip-fed information and questions keep forming. The intensity keeps building until the final chapters and the books inevitable conclusion.

My brain was buzzing the entire time I was reading this book, wondering what was going on. What would happen next? Anyone who loves a book full of intrigue and dark menace then this is a book for you. Many thanks to Penguin and NetGalley for a copy to review.

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