The Best Friend by Shalini Boland

the best friend

I’ve read a few of Shalini Boland’s books, and I love them. Unfortunately this one didn’t live up to her usual standard. To me the storyline was a bit unbelievable, and I didn’t find any of the characters to be credible. Louisa seemed extremely gullible for a grown adult and Darcy was too good to be true. Their friendship was questionable from the beginning.

Louisa and Jared’s son Joe has just started at a new school and becomes friends with Tyler. Louisa and Jared in turn acquaint Tyler’s super rich parents Darcy and Mike, who appear to be the friendliest people I’ve ever heard of. There is nothing that Louisa’s family needs that Darcy and Mike don’t seem willing and able to provide for them. However Darcy and Louisa’s friendship becomes unbalanced with Darcy seeming to be “out to get” Louisa.

I anticipated a twist and I was right. But I felt it was a little bit far-fetched to be plausible. This isn’t a bad book, it would make a good holiday read, not requiring much investment. However I found it a bit disappointing.

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