Gooooood morning my loves!
I hope you’re having a great day so far. Today is my stop on the blog tour for The Good Friend by Jo Baldwin.
Once upon a time they were best friends. They were all friends. So when Jenny moved to Australia to focus on her swimming career, she not only lost Kath, but her soul-mate Tom. It was for the best. Or so they said. Now, eight years later, Jenny seeks out her childhood friend and heads to rural France where Kath has settled. At first the women fall back into a close relationship, but before long strange and malicious behaviour leads Jenny to realise the truth: that Kath has played a clever game all along to manipulate and control those around her. And Jenny is her biggest victim.
Set against the glorious backdrop of the Languedoc lavender fields, The Good Friend is a beautifully written psychological drama about love, lies and a dangerous obsession. Because once the truth is revealed, there’s no going back…
The Good Friend by Jo Baldwin was an enjoyable read, one that I think would definitely appeal to a broad audience. While I wouldn’t necessarily call it a thriller, maybe more of a romantic suspense as Amazon has called it, I did enjoy it.
It’s definitely slow-burning and character driven, and so if you are looking for the page-turning thriller, this one may not be the one for you. It’s very character driven more than plot driven, which is something I really enjoy reading.
I think The Good Friend would be great to pick up if you’re planning on sunning yourself this summer and are looking for something pacey and dramatic to read while you do so.
Peace and pages
** The titles with stars have been gifted to me via the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This is not sponsored content and all views shared are my own.