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What My Best Friend Did

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March 2009 Book of the Month.

As with her first novel, His Other Lover, this is chic-lit with a dark twist. It’s about what happens when friendship turns sour. She’s very good at putting a thumb on a bruise and pushing until it hurts.

Comparison: Linda Green, Jane Fallon, Jane Moore.

If you like Lucy Dawson you might also like to read books by Jane Fallon, Paula Daly and Camilla Way.

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What My Best Friend Did by Lucy Dawson

When Alice meets Gretchen for the first time, it feels a bit like falling in love. Life's got a bit boringly grown-up of late: weekends at weddings and baby-showers, celebrating friends' transitions to a life she isn't quite up for yet, and, at home, a sweet-and-stable boyfriend she suspects she's outgrown. Gretchen Bartholomew, with her air of impulsiveness and intuitive style, is that rarest of things: a proper, new friend who knows how to have fun. Even the added complication of Gretchen's gorgeous brother, Bailey, might actually be just what Alice needs. Before she knows what's hit her, Alice's brilliant new best friend is turning her world upside down.

But Gretchen has a dark secret, which - like a time bomb ticking in her hand - won't stay hidden for ever. The explosion may teach them both more than they ever wanted to know about how female friendships can go wrong.


Chick lit with a sinister twist

* `Lucy Dawson spins an intriguing tale . . . A break from the black-and-white morality of the chick-lick genre
London Lite

* Totally gripping ****

* `Darker than your average chick lit, you'll be engrossed from the first page. A compelling, excellent read with a twist

* This dark, compelling tale is a warning for every female with a new friend

* `[An] intense and gripping read ****
Hot Stars, OK

! * This isn't your standard chick-lit fluff - and for that we're very grateful . . . This tale is so deliciously dark, you'll be left craving the next twist of dubious events ****

* `The perfect dark twist on traditional chick-lit


About the Author

Lucy Dawson

Lucy Dawson was a children's magazine editor before she had her first bestselling book, His Other Lover, published in 2008. Since then she has published three other novels and her work has been translated into numerous languages. She lives in Exeter with her husband and children..

Click here to read an exclusive interview with Lucy Dawson by Mary Hogarth.

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13th March 2009


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288 pages


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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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