The Girlfriend

The Girlfriend

Book - 2017
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A relentlessly paced domestic noir examining the mother-son-daughter-in-law relationship in a chilling new light. A girl. A boy. His mother. And the lie she'll wish she'd never told. The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances is a gripping and chilling debut psychological thriller, based on the fall-out following an unforgiveable lie. It looks at the potentially charged relationship between girlfriend, boyfriend and his mother, and locates it in an extreme but believable setting.Laura has it all. A successful career, a long marriage to a rich husband, and a twenty-three year-old son, Daniel, who is kind, handsome, and talented. Then Daniel meets Cherry. Cherry is young, beautiful and smart but she hasn't had the same opportunities as Daniel. And she wants Laura's life.Cherry comes to the family wide-eyed and wants to be welcomed with open arms, but Laura suspects she's not all that she seems.When tragedy strikes, an unforgiveable lie is told. It is an act of desperation, but the fall-out will change their lives forever.
Publisher: London : Pan Books, 2017
ISBN: 9781509887972
Branch Call Number: FRA
Characteristics: 454 p. ;,20 cm


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Mar 14, 2019

how many times and ways can you tell this same story ? as you read it you can easily predict what happens next. subject matter is overworked.

Dec 10, 2018

This book has great pacing and lures the reader right into to a quirky, gripping story about an ambitious girl who finds herself at odds with her successful boyfriend's controlling mother. This novel has a steady undertone of wry humor even as the characters start to commit unforgivable acts. The solid pacing and plot coupled with funny, flawed characters makes it worth the read!

May 29, 2018

This story was gripping, well written and thoroughly addictive......a girlfriend and a mother
competing for a man's attention.....I love my son.....that was all that counted

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