The Guilty Friend

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HarperCollins UK, Jun 24, 2019 - Fiction - 400 pages
One of them is dead. One of them is lying.

Alex, Karen and Misty were an inseparable trio at university. But when Alex died suddenly, the remaining two friends could no longer look each other in the eye, knowing they both had a part to play in her death.

Thirty years later, Misty and Karen have long since moved on with their lives. But when Karen thinks she sees her former friend alive, she soon becomes obsessed with a past she thought she’d left behind.

Before long, the perfect life she’s built for herself starts to unravel, and it seems as though history might just be repeating itself...

Can Karen keep her secrets hidden? Or will her guilt tear an innocent family apart?

A twisty and emotionally-charged suspense novel for fans of Lesley Kara’s The Rumour, Linda Green’s The Last Thing She Told Me and Teresa Driscoll’s The Promise.

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‘The plot will keep you guessing until the end, but the characters will stay with you for much longer.’ Jo Furniss, best-selling author of The Trailing Spouse and All The Little Children

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‘Very clever and really gripping. Highly recommended for psychological thriller fans.’ Reader review

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Trigger warning: This novel involves eating disorders and may be triggering for vulnerable readers.

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Chapter3 Chapter 4
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Chapter 31
Chapter 32
Chapter 33

Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 34
Chapter 35
Chapter 36
Chapter 37
Chapter 38
Chapter 39
Chapter 40
Chapter 41
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Joanne Sefton lives in Bath and as well as writing, she works in a legal profession and is a mother. She is Scottish and has an MA in creative writing from Bath Spa University.

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