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Summary

There are so many ways to kill a friendship....

You’re lying, sprawled at the bottom of the stairs, legs bent, arms wide.
And while this could be a tragic accident, if anyone’s got a motive to hurt you, it’s me.

Bec and Izzy have been best friends their whole lives. They have been through a lot together - from the death of Bec’s mother to the birth of Izzy’s daughter. But there’s a darker side to their friendship, and once it has been exposed, there is no turning back.

So when Izzy’s body is found, Bec knows that if the police decide to look for a killer, she will be the prime suspect. Because those closest to you are the ones who can hurt you the most....

The Rumour meets The Holiday in this compulsive thriller with a toxic friendship at its heart that keeps you in the dark until the final breathless words. 

©2020 Polly Phillips (P)2020 Simon & Schuster UK

Critic reviews

"From the intriguing and hooky first chapter to the final page, it held me in a vice-like grip." (Sophie Hannah, author of Haven’t They Grown)

"A highly addictive read...twists until the last page. Once you start Polly Phillips's debut, I guarantee you won't put it down until you're left questioning who's truly innocent...and who's not." (Gina LaManna, author of Three Single Wives)

"Friendships don’t get much more toxic than this - a compelling tale of jealousy, rivalry and the things we do to those closest to us." (T.M. Logan, author of The Holiday and The Catch)

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A pacy thrilling debut!

This hooks you in from the get go, the opening prologue, and keeps you going, and guessing right to the end. Whilst the characters may all be flawed, they are all very real, and the author does a great job of creating the world around them to explain (most of) their flaws. Thoroughly enjoyable. 5/5

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Perfect story !

I simply loved it and enjoyed it throughly from start to finish !
Definitely will recommend this great book ☺️

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thoroughly enjoyed

brilliant, great ending which I wasn't expecting and wasn't cliched. would definitely recommend this book

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Very listenable but totally ridiculous

Right from the start the characters seemed very contrived and I couldn’t fathom why the two main characters were even still friends! Surely no adult puts up with that. It got increasingly ridiculous and have to say I sped thru to the end just to get it over with.

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Great engaging read but disappointing last chapter

Thoroughly enjoyed this book but wish the ending had been more fully developed, seemed to not quite match up to the lead up to it? Narrator is fantastic! 1 star off for the ending, but still a good read.

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4 stars until car crash ending of 1 star. Shame

Anyone who's ever had a bossy friend will enjoy this book, or at least identify with it. The plot was great, building the tension & characters consistently until about four fifths of the way through when it all went pear shaped. I won't give anything away but it seemed like the author let someone else finish what she'd started. The characters acted so out of character that it became sadly unbelievable, probably an attempt to make everyone a suspect but too heavy handed, rushed & clumsy, making me uninterested in the outcome. Shame as the rest of the book had been really good.

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Wow, what an ending! 😳

I’m very impressed. I thought I knew where the book was going but I was surprised on more than one occasion. To me that’s the mark of a good mystery.
Apart from the story I enjoyed the writing. The descriptions threw up strong images and had me smiling at points. Definitely recommend. I was happy to find out Polly Phillips has another book, definitely doing that one next.

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A good read

Very nice. Entertaining, good pace and narration. Decent twist at the end... A good read. Would recommend.

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Highly irritating and pretentious. Terribly weak storyline. No idea how it got good reviews. Avoid.

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I did not expect THAT ENDING

Had me questioning friendships and loyalties throughout. Would listen to another from this author in a heartbeat.