Title: HER BEST FRIEND
Author: SARAH WRAY
You couldn’t have done anything to save her.
Or could you?
Sylvie Armstrong has been running from her past for twenty years – until her mother’s death forces her to return to her home town, along with her newborn daughter.
Overwhelmed by grief in her childhood home, Sylvie tries to block out the memories that surround her – but then someone leaves a gift on her doorstep: a gold necklace with a heart-shaped locket.
This locket belonged to Sylvie’s best friend, Victoria Preston – and she was wearing it the night she died. Now it’s back in Sylvie’s life…and it soon becomes clear that somebody knows what really happened to Victoria.
Sylvie has to know the truth. But is she in terrible danger?
A gripping, page-turning psychological thriller with a final twist that will leave you open-mouthed. Fans of Sophie Hannah, The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl will be hooked.
Sarah Wray is originally from Yorkshire but now lives in Newcastle-upon-Tyne where she works as a technology writer and editor. She won a Northern Writers’ Award (Arvon Award) in 2015 for an early version of her first novel.
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Sarah Wray her best friend review
This is a story about Sylvie who has a past she wants to forget. When her mother passes away suddenly and leaves her the house in which she grew up in she brings her daughter to clean out the house and get ready to sell.
Her daughter is Victoria who is named after the best friend who was murdered so many years ago.
Syvlie cut off contact with her mother after the terrible events and only wanted to move on with her life as best she could. After returning home she meets up with Michelle a schoolmate who decides to assist her.
Michelle has a little bit of the stalker in her and I feel sorry for her as she doesn’t seem to have any friends and always gravitated towards Sylvie and Victoria. She shows that she is a good person though and helps Sylvie with newborn Victoria.
Peter is the father of her best friend who was murdered and while i felt sorry for him as he lost his daughter he seemed too much against Sylvie and held a thinly veiled contempt of her.
This story was very interesting and shows about secrets and betrayals. It also shows the worst of humankind as the lies keep adding up. You never know what could happen.
Loved seeing the story unfold and finding out not just what happened to Victoria but also the why and what it did to the people who loved her.
I am very much looking forward to what this author comes up with next. A wonderful read thathad me guessing the whole way through.