Faking Friends by Jane Fallon

Faking Friends

By Jane Fallon

  • Release Date: 2018-01-11
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 5
5
From 9 Ratings
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Description

Your best friend stole your fiancé. Do you run away and hide, or start planning your revenge? Find out in Sunday Times bestselling author Jane Fallon's BRAND NEW novel.

A TOP 5 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

'A deftly plotted, witty tale of revenge. It's a romcom with attitude - a perfect wicked pleasure to begin a NEW YEAR OF READING' The Mail on Sunday

Best friend, soulmate, confidante . . . backstabber.

Amy thought she knew everything there was to know about her best friend Melissa. Then again, Amy also thought she was on the verge of the wedding of her dreams to her long-distance fiancé.

Until she pays a surprise trip home to London. Jack is out, but it's clear another woman has been making herself at home in their flat.

There's something about her stuff that feels oddly familiar . . . and then it hits Amy. The Other Woman is Melissa.

Amy has lost her home, her fiancé and her best friend in one disastrous weekend - but instead of falling apart, she's determined to get her own back.

Piecing her life back together won't be half as fun as dismantling theirs, after all.

'I've just finished this . . . it's FABALISS. I was SO GRIPPED' Marian Keyes

'Barbed, twisty and full of deliciously dry wit, this is smart stuff to race through' Sunday Mirror

'Hugely compelling . . . I loved it and just couldn't put it down!' Ruth Jones

Reviews

  • An Excellent story!

    5
    By Riverdaffyd
    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I expect most of us at some time in our lives have had a friend who wants our relationship to be exclusive, and tries to put down anyone or anything that comes between us. This story is about such a relationship, taken to extremes. The story is well written, and flows well. You run the gamut of emotions, there is a lot of pathos, humour, and tongue-in-cheek irony. Amy comes across as a well-rounded person, so secure in her relationship with her fiancé so that when she has the opportunity to act in an American television show, albeit in a small part, she is thrilled to have the opportunity. She and Jack speak and FaceTime regularly, and she never has any suspicion that there is anything wrong in their relationship. Her best friend Melissa is also a regular contact, and Amy has no reason to suspect her either. Then her part in the show is killed off, so she comes home, wanting it to be a surprise. It is she who gets the surprise, there is clearly another woman living in her home. All too soon she discovers the truth. Melissa comes across as a woman who has never really grown up. She always wants to be seen as the one who has made a great success of her life, when her reality is far from that. Amy is a much stronger character, and she is determined to have her revenge, especially when she discovers that Melissa is not only cheating her with Jack - she is also cheating Jack by having an affair with her married boss. Amy's revenge on the pair of them is great! Nothing too terrible, although she does feel guilty. Initially neither of them are aware she is back in London, but eventually Melissa realises and sets out to punish her 'best friend'. Her revenge is much more unpleasant really, but it is a bad move, Amy's response is awesome! By the end of the book Amy has reconnected with old friends from University, who she had long since lost touch with because of Melissa's machinations. Her life has taken an upturn, and the book ends with pleasing optimism. It is well worth reading, from an author who I will look out for in future. I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, and I am pleased to write an honest review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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