“Be careful. Sometimes when we read back what we have written, we read what we intended to write not what is on the page. And sometimes when we listen, we hear what we expected to hear and not what’s being said…”
On a train with her husband, miles from home and their four-year-old son, Ben, Sophie receives a chilling phone call. Two boys are in hospital after a tragic accident. One of them is Ben.
She thought she could trust Emma, her new friend, to look after her little boy. After all, Emma’s a kindred spirit—someone Sophie was sure she could bare her soul to, despite the village rumours. But Sophie can’t shake the feeling that she’s made an unforgivable mistake and now her whole family is in danger.
Because how well does she know Emma, really? Should she have trusted her at all?
Time is running out. Powerless to help her child, still hours from home, Sophie is about to discover the truth. And her life will never be the same.
You never know when the moment you meet one person will change your life forever. Some people make their way into our lives and we wonder how we ever lived without them.
And some…. well some people are like a toxic gas that strangles us a little bit at a time with every breath we take.
So… Emma and Sophie… After Sophie convinces her husband to move to Devon, far from city life, she quickly realizes that small town life means everybody knows everybody else’s business. Good friends are hard to come by and Sophie is cautious based on some of the sketchy and unfortunate choices she’s made in the past.
When a Lorry accident brings Emma and her little boy Theo into Sophie and Ben’s lives, it seems like the perfect friendship. But nothing is ever as good as it seems! What can Emma be hiding? Does Emma’s roots grow deeper in Devon than Sophie thinks? What does everyone else know about Emma that Sophie does not?
Teresa Driscoll’s book, “The Friend”, will definitely keep you reading furiously as Sophie’s story unravels along with the stories of almost everyone in her life that ever meant anything!
When your whole world comes crumbling down around you, and you find out that you can’t trust anyone, what lengths would you go to in order to protect what and who you love the most in your life?
Well, don’t judge Sophie. Don’t assume you know Emma. And definitely don’t even begin thinking you’ve figured out how this story ends because you didn’t! We LOVED this book! It has climbed to the top of our favorite list!
Teresa Driscoll is a former BBC TV news presenter and now international #1 bestselling author. Her debut psychological suspense I AM WATCHING YOU hit Kindle NUMBER ONE in the UK, USA and Australia and is to be followed in Spring 2018 by THE FRIEND.
Teresa’s women’s fiction is already published in six languages. Her debut in this genre RECIPES FOR MELISSA was auctioned at the Frankfurt book fair between seven German publishers and her second women’s fiction title is LAST KISS GOODNIGHT.
During her long career as a journalist, Teresa worked for newspapers, magazines and television, including 15 years presenting the BBC TV news programme Spotlight. Covering crime for so long, she was deeply moved by the haunting impact on the relatives, the friends and the witnesses and it is those ripples she explores now in her darker fiction.
Teresa lives in glorious Devon with her husband and two sons and blogs regularly about her “writing life” at her website – http://www.teresadriscoll.com.