I’m pleased to be welcoming Danielle Ramsay to Novel Kicks and the blog tour to her novel, My Best Friend’s Secret.
Five women; pretty, privileged, perfect, and ultimately protected… but not for long…
It was ‘their’ dark secret. For twenty-two-years ‘they’ kept it buried. Time hasn’t healed my wounds. Instead, they’ve festered. Their actions went unpunished. Until now…
Shamed, scarred, and shunned, I watched, waited and plotted how to shatter ‘their’ enviable lives. Now, finally, they will suffer as I did in ‘their’ cruel hands that fateful night.
Time’s up. I am here for you, Dr Claudia Harper. But first, you’ll witness your childhood friends, one by one, beg for mercy.
And I’ve saved the best ‘til last, so watch your back; I’m closer than you think. I’m here to expose your best friend’s secret. The one you’ve all kept hidden…until now.
A tale of betrayal, dark, twisted lies and long-awaited retribution.
Claudia has just lost her best friend. The biggest question she has is why did Jaz take her own life? Her own life begins to unravel. Who is set on ruining everything Claudia holds dear?
This is the first novel I’ve read by Danielle Ramsay. The premise of the novel intrigued me, so I was so pleased to invited onto the blog tour for My Best Friend’s Secret.
This book caught my attention quickly. It really was impossible to put down and as the questions mounted, I needed to know what was going to happen, especially as things begin to happen in Claudia’s life.
The plot moves along quickly as there’s lots going on. I couldn’t figure out how everything connected. It kept my attention completely. Danielle Ramsay expertly threads discord, tension, and suspense through the narrative.
I couldn’t make my mind up about Claudia and whether I could trust her. This feeling spread through all the characters in the novel as I made my way through the story.
I couldn’t see how it was going to end. I just knew that one more chapter became me reading into the night and losing track of time.
My Best Friend’s Secret is about secrets, lies and deception. It warns that we don’t always know who we trust and how decisions can be deadly.
In my opinion, this is a great companion for that autumn holiday or if you just want a book that will take hold of you and not let go.
This is a compelling, fast-paced, well written psychological thriller that had me guessing right up until the end. You have a new fan, Danielle.
Thanks to Danielle, Boldwood Books, Netgalley and Rachel’s Random Resources for the advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review.
About Danielle Ramsay –
Danielle Ramsay is a Scot living in a small seaside town in the North-East of England. Always a storyteller, it was only after completing a First Class (Hons) Degree in Media Production that she then went on to follow an academic career in literature.
She was shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger in 2009 and 2010, and appointed a New Writing North Read Regional author in 2011.
She is the author of five DI Jack Brady crime novels and The Last Cut, a dark thriller with DS Harri (Harriet) Jacobs. Danielle fills her days with horse-riding, running and murder by proxy.
She is also the proud Patron of the charity SomeOne Cares, which counsels survivors of domestic violence, rape and child abuse.
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