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My Best Friend's Secret

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781529407532

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 22nd July 2021

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

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How do you escape a past you can’t remember?

Had me gripped from the start’ 5* reader review
‘An outstanding debut’ 5* reader review
‘Such a mega page-turner’ 5* reader review

Kate Sullivan
has a beautiful home, a job she loves and a handsome fiancé: all she’d ever dreamed of since getting sober and painstakingly piecing her life back together.

But a chance encounter with her old best friend Becky threatens Kate’s newfound and fragile happiness. Kate remembers nothing of their last drunken night out, the night Becky broke off their friendship without warning or explanation.

With Becky back in her life, Kate is desperate to make amends for the past. For the closure she craves, Kate needs to know what she did that ruined everything. But what if the truth is worse than Kate could have imagined?

‘A clever tale of how our demons shape our lives’ ALEXANDRA SHULMAN
‘A cracking debut’ IRISH INDEPENDENT
‘Gut-wrenching and powerful’ CHARLOTTE DUCKWORTH
‘[An] emotional page-turner’ WOMAN’S WEEKLY
‘Beautiful writing and devastating twists’ MIRANDA SMITH

‘A real, clever page-turner. Dare I say addictive’ TINA BAKER

***Previously published as Closure***

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A powerful novel . . . I was gripped with a rising sense of dread. Emily Freud brilliantly captures the destructive inner voice of a woman struggling to stay on course
Jane Lythell, author of THE LIE OF YOU
A raw depiction of addiction and examines the complexities of female friendship. Filled with beautiful writing and devastating twists, this debut is not to be missed
Miranda Smith
A pacey, heartfelt story about the perils of addiction and adolescence, from a writer who clearly understands the world she creates. Moving and compelling, I read it in one sitting
Charlotte Philby
Gut-wrenching and powerful . . . a story that will resonate with many women who struggled to find their place as a young adult. This is a thoughtful, nuanced and authentic portrayal of female friendship and addiction. It's also highly original - I can't wait to see what Emily writes next
Charlotte Duckworth, author of THE PERFECT FATHER
An absolute page-turner of a book
Samantha Hayes
A clever tale of how our demons shape our lives . . . vivid and completely believable
Alexandra Shulman
A real, clever page-turner. Dare I say addictive
Tina Baker
A stunning, thoughtful debut which explores the nature of friendship, addiction and how events of the past stay with us. Utterly compelling
Catherine Cooper
A tense and taut psychological thriller about sobriety, friendship and fallen women learning to move beyond the traumas of the past
Insightful, nuanced . . . authentic . . . an engaging multi-layered story that highlights how we can often let our demons and destructive inner voice shape the course of our lives. Coupled with superb writing, the pacing is perfect and the characters are so relatable. This is a cracking debut that deserves to do well . . . outstanding
Irish Independent
[An] emotional page-turner
Woman's Weekly
Accomplished . . . well-paced and intricately plotted, with plenty of tension and an almighty twist
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