Thursday 16 April 2020

Review - Little Friends by Jane Shemilt

Little Friends by Jane Shemilt
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Release date: 20 February 2020
Back cover blurb: Their children are friends first. They hit it off immediately, as kids do. And so the parents are forced to get to know each other. Three wildly different couples. Three marriages, floundering. There are barbecues, dinner parties, a holiday in Greece. An affair begins, resentments flare, and despite it all the three women become closer. Unnoticed their children run wild. The couples are so busy watching each other that they forget to watch their children. Until tragedy strikes. Because while they have been looking the other way, evil has crept into their safe little world and every parent's biggest nightmare is about to come true...

Three couples, three very different lifestyles. Their path's probably wouldn't have crossed at all, had it not been for their children.

Three Wives, Three Mothers, Three very different Women; Eve, Melissa and Grace.

Each of them tell their story from their own perspective in this unique and intriguing novel.

Eve is keen to help her own daughter Poppy who is struggling to learn, so she sets up a home tutoring group to assist others, and give Poppy some company, away from her siblings, and encourages her to make friends with the other students.

Despite their obvious differences (age and background) the new students do become friends with both Poppy and her siblings, and in turn their parents become friends with Eve and her husband.

Soon there are dinner parties, barbecues and talk of holidays abroad.

The adults become so wrapped up in their own new friendships that they stop paying attention to their children. Unnoticed they begin to run wild, until tragedy strikes.

Suddenly everyone is to blame, and no one knows who to trust ...

Little Friends is available now via Amazon online and all good book shops.

Thank You to the publishers who approved my request via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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