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With a Friend Like You by Fanny Blake

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An excellent read with a great plot underlining that however well you know your friends there are still secrets that need to be kept. This features two very close families, each lot best friends with the others. The wives have a row, the husbands try to patch it up, the kids make it worse, all highly intriguing. The skeletons start tumbling out of the cupboard and life gets complicated. With her wisdom, insight and wicked humour, Fanny Blake shines a light on female friendships, in this tale of two so-called best friends. A highly absorbing tale. ~ Sarah Broadhurst

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With a Friend Like You by Fanny Blake

Beth is a woman in supreme control of all aspects of her life and family, with a stellar career and her house an oasis of calm. Her closest friend, Megan, is very different; somehow she swims through the chaos of her family with ease, the clutter on the stairs, the cat footprints on the kitchen work space. And while they could not be more different, Beth and Megan have a genuine friendship built on years of laugher, tears and true understanding of each other's strengths and weaknesses. Because that's what friends do, isn't it? But when Beth's daughter reveals a surprising secret, a wedge is driven between Beth and Megan. What begins as mild recrimination and misunderstanding develops into a full-blown row and then a simmering feud. As the two women square up to do battle in the London suburbs, there's everything to play for. All's fair in love and war...


'Fanny Blake has the gift of creating wonderful page turners from very domestic situations; and then making them warm and funny as well' -- Penny Vincenzi

'I love the way Fanny Blake proves that women just become more and more fascinating' -- Adele Parks

'A very enjoyable read, with a great pair of female leads ... Blake really is an expert on how women think, and this is what makes this book rather special.' BOOKWORM INK

'A fascinating look at the deconstruction of women's friendships ... Blake is a gifted writer and a perceptive storyteller making this novel a thoroughly assured read.' Jade Craddock

About the Author

Fanny Blake

Fanny Blake was a publisher for many years, editing both fiction and non-fiction before becoming a freelance journalist and writer. She has written various non-fiction titles, acted as ghost writer for a number of celebrities, and is also Books Editor of Woman & Home magazine. What Women Want is her first novel.

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13th August 2015


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Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co


368 pages


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