‘Promise me? If you hear any secrets, never tell me. That would make you a most treasured friend. More than a friend really. You’re almost like a sister to me…’
Your best friend….From the moment they met as children, Sasha knew that beautiful, wealthy, and confident Caitlin would always be her absolute best friend. Sasha would do anything to make Caitlin happy.
Even keep her darkest secrets…The years have passed, but their friendship remains. And when Caitlin announces she’s getting married there is only one choice for the role of bridesmaid.
Sasha will make sure Caitlin’s wedding is as beautiful and perfect as she is. Won’t she?
Your worst nightmare?
But Sasha is growing tired of always being in Caitlin’s shadow – always the bridesmaid, never the bride. And as the big day approaches, cracks begin to appear between the two woman. Secrets and lies swirl between the two friends like confetti. Both of them are hiding dark secrets, both of them are lying.
Could the secrets that once bound these two friends, rip them apart for good?
In every relationship there is someone with a little more power. With Sasha and Caitlin, it is Caitlin. Sasha’s parents work for Caitlin’s and live in their guest cottage and the heir to the farmhouse and grounds. The girls become inseparable when they first meet, but Caitlin is always pulling away.
I like that you don’t understand all the dynamics in the relationships in the book and make your own deductions as you go along. The book is told from Sasha’s point of view, so you don’t always see the other characters’ true motives, but Sasha’s interpretations of others actions.
As you make your way through the book, you start to realize everyone has a secret and while I suspected a few, there is no way you’ll know them all. There is a lot of well done misdirection and I couldn’t put the book down. It is cleverly plotted to keep you guessing.
Nina Manning studied psychology and was a restaurant-owner and private chef (including to members of the royal family). She is the founder and co-host of Sniffing The Pages, a book review podcast. Her debut psychological thriller, The Daughter in Law, was a bestseller in the UK, US, Australia and Canada. She lives in Dorset.
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