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Publisher's Summary

A GMA Buzz Pick 

“Kim McCreight's thrillers are smart, propulsive and impossible to put down." (Laura Dave, author of The Last Thing He Told Me)

In this relentlessly twisty literary thriller from New York Times best-selling author Kimberly McCreight, a desperate intervention brings together a group of college friends 10 years after graduation - a reunion marked by lies, betrayal, and murder.

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Six college friends have reunited for a glamorous weekend in the Catskills, a decade after a fatal accident that nearly destroyed them. Keith, once the ringleader of the group, was a handsome charmer on the fast track to success. Now he’s spiraling into addiction and stands at the edge of losing it all. This weekend is the last chance to save him.

But Keith, it turns out, is not the only one who needs saving.

By dawn on Sunday morning, a car has been found deep in the woods - one of the friends is dead, another is missing. When a local detective turns up to investigate, it’s clear the group is hiding something ominous. 

Haunted by her sister’s murder years ago, Detective Julia Scutt has her own share of problems. But she’s a skilled detective, and knows a rehearsed story when she hears one. It is up to Julia to untangle a decade-long web of friendship, lies, and betrayals to discover the truth. But first she needs to face her own past - including the secrets that could, in the end, offer the key to everything.

A story of unconditional love, obsession, and the sometimes-impossible choices we have to make in the name of loyalty, Friends Like These is a relentlessly twisty, roller coaster of a novel. 

©2021 Kimberly McCreight (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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A true mystery!

This book has everything! A complex plot but not confusing. Very clear story that keeps you guessing!

Lots of great characters building, I felt like I knew all of them.

The end was a huge twist I didn’t see coming!

I could not stop listening. Worth a credit and then some!

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Deserving of all the Kudos

The author presents her story in a rather unique manner, toggling back and forth among the characters and time periods. The ending was both a stunner and a very satisfactory conclusion.

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I enjoyed the multiple narrators

I enjoyed the multiple narrators. They did a great job. I liked the book. There are a lot of characters. Maybe it's because I always listened when I was doing something else, but I started to have trouble keeping track. It got a little convoluted for for me.

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Great story

Plenty of twists and turns to keep you intrigued. A must read for anyone who enjoys a good mystery.

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Full of Twists & Turns to its Chilling End

Full of twists and turns, and with a tenacious detective that “sinks her teeth in and doesn’t let go until she hits bone”, Kimberly McCreight's new novel tells the tale of betrayal and murder with modern flair. Suspenseful, fast paced, and full of red herrings, it leaves you wondering and wanting to know more all in the same moment.... the ending is delivered is Ms. McCreight’s signature style, and does not disappoint.

Lots of characters to keep track of (hence the 4 stars) - but the narrators all did an excellent job of bringing their characters to life. Really enjoyed a first listen to Ewan Chung, and this one was one of Lauren Fortgang’s most nuanced and best performances.

Thank you, Ms. McCreight - keep ‘‘em coming. Look forward to your next read!

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great

it was a wonderful twist I didn't expect the ending. I like thrillers that have a sort of happy ending or at least closure.

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love this author!

Her books are always so good and keep you guessing! highly recommend and read her other ones as well! such a great thriller!

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Friends Like These?

Not what I was expecting to read. I wasn’t a fan of the story and the characters were not well liked. I did enjoy the different audio narrators but other than that it was a so-so thriller.

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BORING

BAD FRIENDS AND NOT A GREAT TWIST. I LIKED THE DETECTIVE BUT THE REST NOT SO MUCH.

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Worth the Effort

I’ve loved Kimberly McCreight since reading ‘Deconstructing Amelia’. Going into this book, I saw there were quite a few low ratings and I understand where they’re coming from. It took over half of the book for me to form a connection to the characters - and probably a little longer to care how it turned out. However, the last quarter of the book made me glad I’d invested the time and effort.

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