Her Best Friend

My second book, Her Best Friend, is out now. Eek! Here’s the sketch:

Two girls. A murder. And a secret that binds them forever.

As a teenager, Sylvie Armstrong’s life was shattered when her best friend, Victoria Preston, was murdered. The killer has never been caught – and Sylvie has never spoken about what happened that day.

Now, two decades have gone by and after the death of her mother, Sylvie is forced to return to her home town, along with her newborn daughter – only to be confronted by the secrets that she has been running from for twenty years.

But then Sylvie receives the locket Victoria was wearing on the night she died – and it becomes clear that somebody knows what really happened to Victoria.

As Sylvie struggles to discover the truth behind the lies, she finds herself in increasing danger from those who will stop at nothing to keep their secrets. Someone who threatens not only Sylvie, but everything she loves…

Why I wrote this book

In this book, I wanted to explore our sometimes-uncomfortable interest in true crime (my own included), whether the ‘truth’ should always out and how the way we curate and frame the past can create many different versions of the same event. I am interested in the grey areas between guilt and innocence and how you move on, or don’t, from a flashpoint moment in your life.