Best Friends Forever

Mira: Harlequin. Jan. 2018. 336p. ISBN 9780778331131. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781488027970. F
Best friends Kat Grant and Alice Campbell first met during a particularly trying wait for a flight home. Several years have passed, and the two have very little in common, but they remain steadfast friends who share long lunches and weekends away. When Kat's husband, Howard, falls to his death from the second-floor balcony of their mansion, police turn to the women for answers. But who is telling the truth? Hunt, the pseudonym of a best-selling author, jumps back in forth in time between important moments in the relationship of the two women and the present day, and it's a testament to her writing that this never becomes confusing or slows the pace. Less successful is the dialog, which often feels rather clunky. Still, readers who love a good twisty ending will be thrilled by this one: it's a doozy.
VERDICT While not entirely successful here, Hunt gets enough right in her debut psychological thriller that readers will look forward to her next effort.
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