My Perfect Friend – ARC Book Review

Title:- My Perfect Friend

Author:- Sarah Clarke

Date published:- will be published on November 23rd 2022

No. of pages:- 384 pages

Genre:- Psychological Thriller


Plot:- 4/5

Writing:- 4/5

Overall rating:- 4/5

Beth has the perfect life. She has constructed it carefully over the last eighteen years. But one night she makes a choice that risks everything.

When Kat sees an article about that night online, buried memories begin to surface. She and Beth were friends once. Things ended badly then, but now she has a chance to make things right.

Kat introduces herself to Beth. Not as her old friend, but as a stranger. Beth has no idea Kat isn’t who she says she is.

But then neither is Beth. 

This was actually an entertaining read.

Beth is rich and glamorous, seemingly leading a perfect life. Kat is a local dog groomer. So when Beth is unexpectedly thrust herself into limelight after she catches a homeless man overdosed with drug, Kat recognizes Beth, though we have no idea why Kat recognizes Beth. Saskia is Beth’s neighbor and unexpectedly enters into the story.

The story is mainly told from Beth and Kat’s perspectives with a past that seemingly may have a connection to the present. The story started to reach climax towards the end and the author did a good job of drawing the reader into the story. There were some twists and turns, with a little bit of drama along the way and overall, it was a good psychological thriller book–worth four stars.

Many thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

Sarah Clarke worked as a copywriter for 20 years before joining the Faber Academy Writing a Novel course and starting her first psychological thriller.

Sarah signed a 3-book contract with HarperCollins HQ Digital in March 2021. Her debut novel A Mother Never Lies published later that year, and her second thriller Every Little Secret published in February 2022. Sarah’s third book – My Perfect Friend – publishes in November 2022.

Sarah is represented by literary agent Sophie Hicks. She lives in London with her husband, two children and super-energetic cockapoo.

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