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What My Best Friend Did

Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
4 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)
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Summary

A stunning novel from Lucy Dawson - what happens when good friends turn bad....

Alice's life has become a bit boring lately. Her friends are busy getting married and having babies, but she's not ready for those changes in her own life - not even sure she still loves her boyfriend.  

Then she meets Gretchen. A brand-new, fun and unencumbered friend. Gretchen knows how to have a good time, and she also has a totally gorgeous brother. Before she knows it, Alice has been swept up into her new best friend's world. But Gretchen has a dark secret. Will Alice learn the truth before she throws her old life away?

©2009 Lucy Dawson (P)2019 Bolinda Publishing

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90% Love Story, 10% Suspense

So it's mainly a love story. The suspense is waiting to find out what happened to cause Gretchen to overdose.

The story moves between the current time period with Gretchen overdosed, and an earlier & happier time period when Alice met Gretchen and they became best friends.

One of the characters turns out to have manic depression and is thoroughly manipulative. The characters are part of a tight circle and the plot involves stealing a best friend's boy-friend / girl-friend. There's an unwritten rule saying that you shouldn't do that.

Rather tedious in places, and an uncertain final ending. (E.g. Who ended up with whom? Did the taxi driver ever get paid?)

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  • Claire Lieber
  • 11-03-19

hmm

the naration is fantastic. and the story definitely keeps you listening. ending was disappointing though

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