THE BLURB: Four friends, a terrible secret, and one week to stay alive…
Grace doesn’t have a family. That was taken away one dreadful day when she was just six, and her twin brother Peter was killed. Instead she has her best friends and flatmates – Jasper, Franklin and Aaron – and nothing can tear them apart.
Living in London, and trying desperately to make a living, the four friends are rapidly running out of money and hope. So, when they find a discarded suitcase in a skip, they can’t believe their eyes when its contents seem to answer all their prayers.
But then there is a knock on their door, and a very disgruntled thug with revenge on his mind, gives them one week to return his belongings, or they will pay with their lives. Soon the fractures in their friendships begin to show, and when one of them ends up fighting for his life, the stakes are raised even higher.
Will any of them get to the end of the week alive, or will the best of friends become the deadliest of enemies…
MY THOUGHTS: I have read another book, First to Fall, by this author some time ago and really liked it. So I was excited when I was approved for an ARC of Best Friends. The promotional blurb sounded appealing to me and I started reading with a sense of anticipation.
We have four friends sharing a very small flat. All very different people, they are bound together by their aspirations, and by the fact that they are all outcasts from their own families. I particularly enjoyed the character of Franklin. He came off the page and out of the book, he was so real.
I had two major problems with the plot, both timing issues. (view spoiler)
I also felt that the ending was a little too ‘happy ever after’, a little too neat and tidy. 2.5 ☆
I was, overall, disappointed with Best Friends by Carys Jones. Will this stop me from reading her other books? No, because I know what she is capable of.
I know that many other reviewers and readers have enjoyed this book more than I did. You may well also. So, if you enjoyed the excerpt and like the sound of the blurb, please go get a copy of Best Friends and read it. Please let me know what you think of it.
Thank you to Aria via Netgalley for providing a digital copy of Best Friends by Carys Jones for review. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions.
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