The blurb says . . .
What secret would you kill to keep?
After her husband’s big promotion, Cece Solarin arrives in Brighton with their three children, ready to start afresh. But their new neighbourhood has a deadly secret. Three weeks earlier, Yvonne, a very popular parent, was almost murdered in the grounds of the local school – the same school where Cece has unwittingly enrolled her children.
Already anxious about making friends when the parents seem so cliquey, Cece is now also worried about her children’s safety. By chance she meets Maxie, Anaya and Hazel, three very different school mothers who make her feel welcome and reassure her about her new life. That is until Cece discovers the police believe one of her new friends tried to kill Yvonne. Reluctant to spy on her friends but determined to discover the truth, Cece must uncover the potential murderer before they strike again . . .
The blurb means . . .
I so loved writing this book. I know I say that every time, and I mean it every time, but I loved creating these characters because although the story is mainly about Cece and her family, the others – Maxie, Anaya and Hazel – are main characters, too. I enjoyed how their stories unfolded – I know it sounds odd, but it’s often a surprise to me what happens to the characters and the things they do in response to these things.
At its heart, my twelfth novel explores the question of how well we know our friends and what would we do to our friends to protect our deepest secrets. I hope you enjoy the book when you read it.
Here’s a swish trailer for The Friend