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Book Review: Best Friends Forever

Posted on Feb 10, 2018 |

Best Friends Forever by Margot Hunt


Thriller > Mystery

I really enjoyed this well-done novel by Margot Hunt. Alice, a PhD in mathematics who writes logic books for children, meets Kat at an airport and they become fast friends. After three years of friendship, Alice is arrested for the murder of Kat’s husband Howard, a drunk who, according to Kat, was a physically abusive serial cheater.

The book goes back and forth from the present day through the progression of Alice’s friendship with Kat. Kat is ridiculously wealthy while Alice is constantly struggling for money. She quit her job as a professor when the twins were born, and between their private-school tuition, husband Todd’s job as an architect, and his penchant for overspending, the Campbell family is scrapping by.

The difference in their financial situation is important to the plot, but it does get a little tedious for Alice to constantly let you know about the stress of money for her family. What’s compelling about the novel, however, is watching how Kat manipulates Alice, to the detriment of her relationship with her husband and kids. Anyone who has ever had a friend who isn’t always good for them will identify.

I enjoyed the ending, although I predicted part of it well beforehand. Hunt is a talented writer, and I would definitely read her again.

Thanks so much to NetGalley for the opportunity to review this book.


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