Friendship can be a real killer when your best friend sets out to steal your husband, your home, your livelihoodand even your life. Paula Daly returns with a white-knuckle domestic thriller of lethal betrayal.
Keep Your Friends Close
Shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year
978-0-8021-2416-6 • $14.00 • Paperback • Sep. 2015
“Daly’s affinity for psychological intrigue shines . . . [she] has penned a superbly sinister plot full of believable twists. It will have readers wondering just how well they know their friends, and how secure their lives are.”Mystery Scene
From breakout thriller writer Paula Daly, Keep Your Friends Close is a riveting and electrifying story of a husband and wife and the devious best friend who comes between them.
Natty and Sean Wainwright have a rock-solid marriagewith two teenage daughters, a successful hotel business, and a beautiful house, they are a model family. When their younger daughter falls gravely ill on a school trip to France, Natty rushes to her side. Luckily, Natty’s best friend from college, Eve Dalladay, is visiting and offers to stay with Sean to lend a hand in the Wainwright household. But Natty returns home to find that Eve has taken to family life a little too well: Sean has fallen in love with her. With no choice but to put on a brave face for the children, Natty attempts to start anewyet no matter how hard she tries to set herself upright, Eve is there to knock her down again. Then Natty receives a mysterious note that says Eve has done this beforemore than onceand the consequences were fatal. On a mission to reveal Eve as a vindictive serial mistress, Natty must navigate through a treacherous maze of secrets and lies that threatens her life and the safety of her loved ones.