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The Best Friend

Written by: Shalini Boland
Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
5 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

They say to keep your friends close and your enemies closer...wrong.

Louisa's new best friend has it all - the house, the status, the money. But she's also hiding a dark secret. And as Louisa is drawn deeper into her friend's life, events take a chilling turn.

©2016 Shalini Boland (P)2017 Tantor

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  • Lauren Hanejko
  • 2017-02-15

The ending made up for it!

I listened to this book after listening to The Girl from the Sea, which I loved. At times, I found the main character in this book be frustrating because you would think a grown woman would know better. The story itself is good though, slightly predictable, but kept you intrigue because you wanted to see what was going to happen.

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  • Denyece Roberts
  • 2017-01-08

The book was amazing it kept you on your toes I was shocked at the end good choice good plot Amazing

I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in psychological thrillers I would also recommend this book to mental help and social work profession is alike I chose the rating of five because the book kept you on edge and it kept your interest

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  • Natasha
  • Miami, Florida, United States
  • 2017-01-15

Gripping!!!!!

If you are looking for a book in which you cannot put down, this is it. The performance by the narrator was outstanding, I will not hesitate to add another book to my collection containing this narrator. The storyline was gripping from the beginning to the end. Shalini's main characters was excellently played out. I was surprised at th ending, didn't see it coming.i will recommend this book right away, just get it!!

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  • Kerstin H
  • San Francisco, USA
  • 2017-02-14

started good but..

the book started out pretty strong and kept my interest, preventing me from falling asleep behind the wheel... I spend many hours every day in commuter traffic in the Bay Area and tjank god for listening to audio books.
Started good but then the story got more and more stupid. Alsi the main character Louisa was getting on my nerves, so annoying and so whiney.
If you want to listen/read a GREAT book check out "Find Her" by Lisa Gardner!!

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 2018-02-04

Most of the book and narration were boring!

The female antagonist in The Best Friend is truly evil; she's like Amy Dunne on steroids. Despite the boredom I'm glad I finished the novel. The last 3 hours of The Best Friend are really, really good, if you can stay with it through the first 4.5 boring hours. I recommend this novel only for those who like intense psychological thrillers.

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  • Tony M
  • Springfield, IL
  • 2017-07-30

Skip this book

I wasted time on this book, it was like a combination of a bad Lifetime TV Movie/Scooby-Doo mystery. Do yourself a favor and save your money/credit.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2017-03-29

Better then I thought

Really great! I usually get bored when I know what will happen in a book. This one kept me interested and wanting to listen to every word.

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  • Vernastene Black
  • TEMPLE HILLS, MD, United States
  • 2017-03-05

Awesome story!

Could not put it down! I is an excellently crafted thriller. Can't wait to read more by the author!

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  • M. Ryder
  • 2017-08-03

Kept Me Interested!

Bought this as the daily deal, and wasn't really expecting that much, but must say that I actually liked it. Even though I figured out what was happening pretty early in the story, it was still quite good, and made me want to listen to the whole audiobook in a single sitting. Scary to think that one person can enter your life with ill intent, and shake it all up. Thoroughly enjoyed the narration. Each of her voices for the characters was easily identified and believable. Don't know if I will keep this book, since probably won't reread it.

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  • Jesuszette de G.
  • 2017-04-25

Riveting

Fast paced and always means you wonder. Great narration and plot is excellently laid out.

15 of 18 people found this review helpful