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Very poor

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-09-19

There are so many missing child story lines that follow a format. Child is there. Child has disappeared. Mother sits on child's bed hugging pillow. Makes a television appeal. Cries endlessly. Given a family liaison officer who snoops. Child turns up in last chapter and captor dissolved into mental wreck. Nothing new here. Less believable than most. Read with overdone drama. Not worthy of S. L. Slater who has often done better.

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Disappointing

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-05-18

Having read all Mark Edwards books and looked forward to this new release but it lacks the wow factor I had expected. Good enough, bit slow at times and with classical psychological thriller ending that really the people who were voice of sweet reason throughout were actually off heads only nobody noticed. As if....

Disappointing

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-18

If you haven't worked out full plot quarter way through I would be amazed. Silly would sum it up. Of course there was the very predictable romance and if you do plough through to end everything as you would expect from a Mills & Boon romance.

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A cut above

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-11-17

As someone who listens to many audiobooks, I consider this one better than most. It held my interest throughout and nights when I just could not turn off. I liked the way it was presented and did not get confused by different times and different voices. And there were couple killer twists I did not see coming. Well done.

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Not great

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-11-17

This book was very well read but the story was drawn out and predictable. I would be surprised to hear anyone did not see ending coming. The whole book would have made A hard to believe short story. Hard to believe so many people could all be so stupid.

Gripping

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-09-17

What did you like most about Friend Request?

I liked the pace. There were not long intervals where practically nothing happened.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Friend Request?

There were several but I would pick Henry being taken from school

What about Elaine Claxton’s performance did you like?

No regional accent.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Neither laugh or cry. Not too scary either.

Any additional comments?

If choosing this book read the content. Can't remember title, but there was an almost identical book last year - teenagers picking on pupil at senior school. Did ruin it bit for me as I always knew where it was going but was bit different. I find these popular writers do it lot, picking up content from each other's books and that feeling of having read book before is often justified. I did enjoy this book and would choose the author again.

Riveting

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-17

I almost didn't choose this book because I thought it would be depressing but there were no details of the child murders and although it was not a cheerful read it was riveting and the reader's voice gave it a fascinating edge. I think this one will stay with me. Very entertaining.

Better than expected

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-17

I read some Luke warm reviews about this one so was pleasantly surprised . So many books now have the theme of someone going missing and this is refreshingly different theme. I was gripped from start to finish and what a finish!

Pathetic

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-01-17

This book plot is very similar to that of "Swimming Pool". Rich girl befriends poor girl but there is an agenda which slowly unfolds. So I found everything about the Best Friend predictable. It is the sort of book that is rattled off in a few days without much consideration to the intelligence of the reader. The plot is almost childish and the characters in the book so incredibly stupid that you wonder how they reached adulthood without being locked up for their own safety. I don't know how this got past an Agent. It is easily the worst book I have read in long time. And I'm easily pleased.

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Predictable

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-15

I rated this book two stars but could not get that to register on rating.

It took me two months to listen to this audio because I kept leaving it down when I got fed up ploughing through it. The story was very drawn out and there was no point where it was believable. All the characters were hard to like and I was cheering when the heroine got finally beaten up. I did not like the narrator as her accent grated. I will steer well clear of this author in future. Qin

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