My Best Friend’s Murder

There are so many ways to kill a friendship . . .

You’re lying, sprawled at the bottom of the stairs, legs bent, arms wide.
And while this could be a tragic accident, if anyone’s got a motive to hurt you, it’s me.

Bec and Izzy have been best friends their whole lives. They have been through a lot together – from the death of Bec’s mother to the birth of Izzy’s daughter. But there’s a darker side to their friendship, and once it has been exposed, there is no turning back.

So when Izzy’s body is found, Bec knows that if the police decide to look for a killer, she will be the prime suspect. Because those closest to you are the ones who can hurt you the most . . .

The Rumour meets The Holiday in this compulsive thriller with a toxic friendship at its heart that keeps you in the dark until the final breathless pages.

Why you will love My Best Friend’s Murder . . .

Friend and Fiend have only one letter keeping them apart and thos page turning novel will make you think about the thin line between friends and frenemies in a compulsively readable and enjoyable winter read that is as twisty as any book you’ve read on the subject of friedship gone bad…

My Best Friend's Murder

This book begins at the end – so we are not as much reading a ‘whodunnit’ as a ‘whydunnit’ and spend the novel looking backwards at how things managed to accelerate towards this dramatic grand finale.  If you love domestic noir, you’ll absolutely love the way this starts to unravel as we think about the way that toxic friendships work and the way that opening yourself up can sometimes leave you wide open to situations that may be more dangerous than you’ve ever anticipated.

My Best Friend's Murder

Izzy is the woman who seems on the surface to have it all – the lifestyle the dreamed of as teenagers with the Amex to match. Bec is a fantastically drawn character, too and we soon come to realise that there’s no innocent party here – they’re both totally lacking moral scruples but all the better characters for it!  The plot zips along at a cracking pace and some of their escapades make you – if not quite admire some of their moves – certainly be impressed by their imagination as they battle for the place as the real ‘top dog’ in their relationship…

My Best Friend's Murder

I’d actually love to see it on screen and will be dragging people along with me to see Bec and Izzy slug it out in the flesh! Polly Phillips’ resourcefulness and limitless imagination will certainly keep you entertained as you make your way through this novel – all too quickly, I might add. We have all met people like this – whether it’s at the school gates or at an interminable childrens’ party so you’ll be wincing in recognition at seeing some of their traits magnifired here,

You know that I hate spoilers so I’ve tried hard to avoid mentioning exactly how this situation escalated to this dramatic conclusion – but suffice to say, there’s never a dull moment as there is not much to choose between them in terms of who might be able to claim the moral high ground and I found it to be the perfect escapist read from everything that is going on at the moment.

Thanks so much to Anne Cater for sending me this book to review for the blog tour – I absolutely love taking part in Random Things tours and enjoyed reading what the other bloggers thought too. If you haven’t bought yourself a copy yet, you can grab a copy here and while away an afternoon or two in the company of these two pretty loose women!

Why you will love My Best Friend’s Murder . . .

‘A totally gripping, dark and delicious read and a perfect representation of a toxic friendship’ GYTHA LODGE, author of Watching from the Dark

‘Pacy, stylishly-executed and brimming with tension. This book captures frenemies in a truly terrifying way!’ JO SPAIN, author of Dirty Little Secrets

‘Twists until the last page . . . I guarantee you won’t put it down until you’re left questioning who’s truly innocent . . . and who’s not’ GINA LaMANNA, author ofThree Single Wives

‘A pacy page turner that kept me up long past my bedtime’ HELEN RUSSELL, author of Gone Viking

‘I devoured this taut and thrilling tale of murder and toxic friendship, reading between my fingers as the tension cranked up and unable to put it aside until I’d read the final shocking twist’ VICTORIA SELMAN, author of Snakes and Ladders

‘A page-turner to be reckoned with. The toxic friendship between Bec and Izzy is so well-crafted; the women’s journey like a steam train about to derail. I raced through the book at record-speed, and couldn’t wait to find out who would finally crack, who would die, and who would ultimately be responsible’ JESSICA JARLVI, author of What Did I Do?

Writer On The Shelf

Polly Phillips

Polly Phillips currently lives in Australia, although she is originally from the UK. My Best Friend’s Murder won the Montegrappa Writing Prize at the Emirates Literature Festival in 2019. Polly has worked as a journalist in Australia, Dubai, Denmark and the UK. My Best Friend’s Murder is her debut novel. Please do have a look at the other stops on the blog tour. 

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