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Her Closest Friend: An absolutely gripping and heart-pounding psychological thriller

Narrated by: Jane McDowell
Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
4 out of 5 stars (81 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Pop music blares from the radio. She sings drunkenly from the backseat. The thrash of windscreen wipers against the driving rain. The screech of tires. A thud.

Naomi and I are best friends.

School runs, dog walks, a shoulder to cry on over a glass of wine - we’re inseparable.

But now my husband has walked out, I need her more than ever.

I know she will help me pick up the pieces.

Because she knows about the lie I told to protect her.

She knows how much I’ve sacrificed for this friendship. 

And she’d never let anyone hurt me.

Would she?

This extraordinary novel will suck you in from the very first moment and keep you gripped until the breathtaking finale. Fans of The Wife Between Us, The Girl Before, and Gone Girl will adore this twisted tale of toxic female friendship.

What readers are saying about Clare Boyd:

"OMG this book was amazing... I literally couldn't put it down in had to keep reading to see what was going to happen next...well deserving of 5 stars." (Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars)

"Absolutely LOVED...the best-of-the-best of psychological thriller authors!...a very fast paced read...twists like a rollercoaster out of control!...the climax was crazy awesome! If you enjoy a plot twist that jumps out at you...yep, this is the book for you." (Two Girls and a Book Obsession, 5 stars)

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Horrible!!!!

I couldn’t even get through this one. The story Did not hold together. I am so tired of poorly written book like this. Why are there so many of them. I need to find a good book and this certainly wasn’t it.

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Torturous

I have read the author's other two books and found them relatively entertaining, so I gave this one a shot. Huge mistake. The female leads are horrible, crazy people. The plot, which had a promising start, became downright ridiculous and the madness just went on and on. Still, I tried to keep going. I finally gave up three-quarters through. The narration was good, but no one could have saved this mess.

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  • Vicky
  • Norman, OK, United States
  • 03-18-19

Not the page turner that was promised. <br />

non relatable characters. no since of real drama. not a scary scene in the whole book

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Not suspenseful

The story itself was ok bit I didn't find any part of the story suspenseful. I like thrillers and suspense so i was a bit disappointed

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Secrets eventually surface

The story was interesting. The narration was excellent. A toxic friendship gone bad and all the lives touched.

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  • kai
  • 03-16-19

On and on and on

On my goodness, could have been half the length!
Didn’t know there was so many ways of saying nothing

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-02-19

Really Interesting Story

I really enjoyed this book and sadly could see people in it that I have met! Whilst quite complicated it was also an easy to listen to with the lovely voice of the narrator....

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  • Ruth Nutty
  • 04-23-19

Her closest friend

Awful story which could have been told in half the time. None of the characters were likeable and the ending was stupid. Story was disjointed and lacked any suspence for me. Would not recommend it.

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  • m mackfall
  • 04-09-19

Very slow but good

This was slow to start with, but once it got going very good and shocking

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  • Margarete
  • 04-08-19

Failed to keep my interest

Interesting idea but let down by thoroughly unpleasant characters. Really couldn’t care less what happened to them.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-31-19

Too long winded

Although good plot it would have benefitted from sharper focus on story as it was ruined unnecessarily by author expanding chapters for no good reason. Could have been half the length.