Reviewed on Richard & Judy on 26th July 2006.
A real tear jerker but with a good helping of feel good moments too. It's great, read it.
What would you do for the friend who broke your heart?
Best friends Kamryn Matika and Adele Brannon thought nothing could come between them - until Adele did the unthinkable and slept with Kamryn's fiancé, Nate. Worse still, she got pregnant and had his child. When Kamryn discovered the truth about their betrayal she vowed never to see any of them again.
Two years later, Kamryn receives a letter from Adele asking her to visit her in hospital. Adele is dying and begs Kamryn to adopt her daughter, Tegan. With a great job and a hectic social life, the last thing Kamryn needs is a five year old to disrupt things. Especially not one who reminds her of Nate. But with no one else to take care of Tegan and Adele fading fast, does she have any other choice? So begins a difficult journey that leads Kamryn towards forgiveness, love, responsibility and, ultimately, a better understanding of herself.
Closing date: 31/08/2018
'Totally enjoyable' New Woman
'A funny, quirky read' Company
'Colourful characters and witty writing' Heat
'When a novel breezes along as lightly as this, you simply cannot put it down' What's On in London
"I was laughing and crying from page one. Koomson deals with grown up issues: friendship, death, betrayal and forgiveness - a very moving read." Adele Parks
Publication date: 04/05/2006
Publisher: Time Warner Books
|Publication date:||4th May 2006|
|Publisher:||Time Warner Books|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Dorothy Koomson is the author of twelve novels including That Girl From Nowhere, The Chocolate Run, The Woman He Loved Before, The Ice Cream Girls and My Best Friend’s Girl. While writing The Friend she took up, in the name of research, knitting and cocktail mixing – two things that are oddly compatible. Give it a try!More About Dorothy Koomson