Book Review- The Friend

Author- Teresa Driscoll
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
No Of Pages: 298
Genre: Psychological Thriller

On a train with her husband, miles from home and their four-year-old son, Ben, Sophie receives a chilling phone call. Two boys are in hospital after a tragic accident. One of them is Ben.

She thought she could trust Emma, her new friend, to look after her little boy. After all, Emma’s a kindred spirit—someone Sophie was sure she could bare her soul to, despite the village rumours. But Sophie can’t shake the feeling that she’s made an unforgivable mistake and now her whole family is in danger.

Because how well does she know Emma, really? Should she have trusted her at all?

Time is running out. Powerless to help her child, still hours from home, Sophie is about to discover the truth. And her life will never be the same.

Book Review

I would like to thank WritersMelon for the review copy. My review here totally honest and unbiased.

A stranger who becomes your friend. A friend who becomes your life savior. A friend who is perfect in all sorts when seen through your eyes. A friend who is different person when you are not around. Your friend but whole world is against her.A friend who knows you better and doesn’t give up on you. A friend who is always one step ahead of you to catch when you fall. How that friend knew that I would fall? Should I trust her?

Jump inside the book to know the answer. A delicate novel I would say. It may be a thriller but not a fast or too engrossing plot. A slow and steady novel till the last page. I just went with the flow of the story and I definitely loved it.

A novel which has no twists or turns in between to confuse us but totally fell on the track of brainteaser only with the narration of Sophie life. You would know Emma is wrong but you are confused where to point exactly which made this novel an absolute enjoyable read.

The climax surprised me a lot and unpredictable. I didn’t expect it that way but it completely made sense.Sophie eventually turned out be a good friend in one way.There was an emotional bond tied up to each and every characters of the book.An elaborate narration throughout the book but didn’t bore me up at any place.

Overall ” The Friend” is a perfect slow dosage prescribed by the author for us to enjoy this psychological thriller.


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About The Author

Teresa Driscoll is a former BBC TV news presenter and now international #1 bestselling author. Her debut psychological suspense I AM WATCHING YOU hit Kindle NUMBER ONE in the UK, USA and Australia. Her second thriller THE FRIEND also went straight into the USA and UK Kindle bestseller charts.
Teresa’s novels have been sold for translation to 15 countries. She also writes women’s fiction; RECIPES FOR MELISSA was auctioned at the Frankfurt book fair between seven German publishers and her second women’s fiction title is LAST KISS GOODNIGHT.
During her long career as a journalist, Teresa worked for newspapers, magazines and television, including 15 years presenting the BBC TV news programme Spotlight. Covering crime for so long, she was deeply moved by the haunting impact on the relatives, the friends and the witnesses and it is those ripples she explores now in her darker fiction.
Teresa lives in glorious Devon with her family and blogs regularly about her “writing life” at her website –



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