📚 SYNOPSIS 📚
Their children are friends first. They hit it off immediately, as kids do. And so the parents are forced to get to know each other. Three wildly different couples. Three marriages, floundering.
There are barbecues, dinner parties, a holiday in Greece. An affair begins, resentments flare, and despite it all the three women become closer.
Unnoticed their children run wild. The couples are so busy watching each other that they forget to watch their children. Until tragedy strikes.
Because while they have been looking the other way, evil has crept into their safe little world and every parent’s biggest nightmare is about to come true…
💭 MY THOUGHTS 💭
Oh wow, that is my main thoughts on this book. Wow and wow. That’s was one hell of a ride!!
As I started to read Little Friends I had a vision in my head that it was going to be a family saga, a few secrets here and there. But, what I got was so much more than that. And, it was so dark and eerie.
We focus on three families, all different in their ways. And, all the parents have a different outlook on raising children. Nothing unusual there as that’s how the world is. Due to fact we get told this story through the eyes of the three mothers, we can slowly build up a picture of how each family works. There are also little snippets from the children’s viewpoint, which is great as we get to see the other side of the coin.
When the real story started to unfold, I felt uneasy reading it. Not because of the subject matter, but, because Jane Shemilt had written the story so well that you felt a connection to each of the characters and got invested in their story. So, when the truth came out it was slightly unnerving.
Little Friends was a dark and gritty story keeping us on edge as to who exactly was the evil one.
✏️ ABOUT THE AUTHOR ✏️
Jane Shemilt is an internationally-acclaimed, best-selling author of psychological suspense novels. Her debut novel Daughter was a Richard and Judy pick, shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish award and nominated for an Edgar award. It became the fastest selling debut of 2014. Her third novel, How Far We Fall, has been optioned for production as a TV drama by Twelve Town.
Jane’s stories are inspired by her background in psychology and medicine. She studied Psychology at London University before qualifying with honours from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine. She began writing while working as a GP, undertaking a diploma in Creative Writing then an M.A. also in Creative Writing, at Bath Spa University, gaining both with distinction.
Jane lives in Bristol with her husband Steve Gill – a Professor of Neurosurgery – where they brought up their five children. She is currently working on her fifth novel.