Wednesday, February 21, 2018

TLC Book Tours Book Review: Best Friends Forever

Author: Margot Hunt
Title: Best Friends Forever
Publisher: Mira
Publish Date: Jan 23, 2018
Book Blurb: Kat Grant and Alice Campbell have a friendship forged in shared confidences and long lunches lubricated by expensive wine. Though they’re very different women—the artsy socialite and the struggling suburbanite—they’re each other’s rocks. But even rocks crumble under pressure. Like when Kat’s financier husband, Howard, plunges to his death from the second-floor balcony of their South Florida mansion.

Howard was a jerk, a drunk, a bully and, police say, a murder victim. The questions begin piling up. Like why Kat has suddenly gone dark: no calls, no texts and no chance her wealthy family will let Alice see her. Why investigators are looking so hard in Alice’s direction. Who stands to get hurt next. And who is the cool liar—the masterful manipulator behind it all.

Review: Best Friends Forever is a fabulous thriller that reads a bit like women's fiction, which makes it a little different from most of the thrillers I've been reading lately.

It really is proof that you never really know someone. Kat and Alice are two friends from very different backgrounds. It is hard to believe that they could even become friends, that's how different they are.  Kat is uber rich, whereas Alice and her family are in that middle class trying to make ends meet arena.

The book is told from Alice's point of view and we see her life in the present as she's questioned about Howard's murder, (He was pushed from the balcony in his home) and we see the evolution of her friendship with Kat.

This friendship is definitely disturbing. Kat is not right in the head. There's a lot of focus on her husband, Howard being an alcoholic however no one talks about the fact that Kat is pretty much a huge lush.

Kat is definitely not a likable character, but as the murder investigation goes on and more things come to light about Alice, you start to feel less sorry for her.

This is definitely an unputdownable (I love this new not real word).

The ending =  mind blown. Definitely an "I did not see that coming moment.'

Even if thrillers aren't your genre of choice, this book will pull you in. The characters are just so well written and intriguing. This book is not to be missed.

Rating: 5 flowers


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