Initial Thoughts: I had won this novel from the Goodreads giveaway. At first, I was not very keen on the title. The title Best Friends Forever reminds me of a children’s picture book or a light-hearted novel about best friends. Instead, this novel is a murder mystery thriller along the lines of Herman Koch’s The Dinner and Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl.
How well do you really know your best friend?
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.” Goodreads
Most of the time, I tend to avoid murder-mystery novels (or movies). It is not that I am not interested in the genre, they usually all tend to be predictable. The moment it becomes blatantly obvious who the killer is, I begin to yawn. With the title Best Friends Forever, and the lack of reviews on Goodreads (the novel will be released on January 23, 2018), I had completely lowered my guard down. I figured I would probably guess who the killer was once I was fifty percent of the way through. Well, I was Continue reading