Keep Your Friends Close

  • by Paula Daly
  • Narrated by Janine Birkett
  • 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Natty and Sean Wainwright are happily married. Rock solid in fact. So when Natty's oldest friend, Eve Dalladay, appears - just as their daughter collapses on a school trip in France - Natty has no qualms about leaving Eve with Sean to help out at home.
Two weeks later and Natty finds Eve has slotted into family life too well - her husband has fallen in love with Eve. He's sorry, he tells her, but their marriage is over. With no option but to put a brave face on things for the sake of the children, Natty embarks on building a new life for herself. And then she receives the note. Eve has done this before, more than once, and with fatal consequences...

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Collapse of a family

Any additional comments?

The Wainwrights, on the surface, are an ideal family. Sean and Natty have been together since they were teenagers and after nearly 20 years have a successful business and two delightful daughters so what could go wrong? The answer is the arrival of Natty's old friend, Eve, I experienced rage on Natty's behalf, anger at her sometime stupid behaviour and disgust at the way that Sean handled the problems. Listening to this book was an emotional roller-coaster, right up to the final twist. Janine Birkett was an ideal narrator.

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- Jill Besterman

Enjoyable read

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I think so. It's a good combination of analysing relationships, marriage and family combined with a psychological thriller set against an everyday family background . A very enjoyable read


What did you like best about this story?

The portrayal of the 'friend' and how her manipulative nature and past background unfolded.


Which scene did you most enjoy?

The ending - but I wouldn't reveal this so as not to spoil for others


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes - if I could have done, I would!


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- Mazalicious

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-07-2014
  • Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd