Friends Like These – Kimberly McCreight

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Thanks to Harper Books for the free early copy in exchange for my honest review

FRIENDS LIKE THESE – Kimberly McCreight (Released September 7th, 2021)

Book Description:

Everyone has those friends. Doesn’t matter how long it’s been, or how badly they’ve occasionally behaved, or how late it is when that call finally comes—you show up. No questions asked.

Honestly, that’s how the five of us ended up here in the Catskills. We did have the best of intentions. Especially after what happened to Alice all those years ago, we can’t bear to think of losing anyone else. In fact, we’ll do anything to make sure that doesn’t happen. We’ll go so much farther than we ever thought we would.

In the end, maybe that’s what caught up with us. That, and the fact that we’re such a complicated group—so much history and so many big personalities. Secrets, too, that can slip out at the most inopportune moments. Of course, we love each other despite all of those things. We love each other no matter what.

There’s something so beautiful about that kind of unconditional love. It can turn ugly, though. Or maybe that’s just us. After all, we’ve already been through so much together. And we have so very much to hide.

My Thoughts: 4/5 stars

I have only ever read McCreight’s Outliers trilogy, which is definitely more YA, so I was ready to dive into her newest thriller! FRIENDS LIKE THESE did not disappoint. This was an addictive book and I needed to know what new twist was going to be thrown at us! Despite there being a larger cast of characters, I feel like she did a good job developing all of them enough to where I wasn’t getting anyone mixed up or confused. Although I can see this being a drawback for some readers as it can be difficult keeping track of everyone. There is a lot going on in general in this book but I think there was a good balance where things didn’t feel unnecessary to the story. Overall, I definitely will be going back to pick up more of her suspense/thriller releases and I highly recommend this one.

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