“To all my old friends:
So here you all are. Nice to see you can show up for a person once he’s dead.”
And right from the start, FRIENDS & other LIARS by Kaele Coble (Sourcebooks Landmark) takes off at a breakneck pace. Danny lies seething in his casket, while “watching” his friends gather at his funeral. Strap yourself into your seats, readers, because, boy oh boy, does Danny have plans from beyond the grave for his “crew.” It seems secrets kept are more dangerous than those revealed.
Ruby left Chatwick ten years ago, determined to forget she ever grew up in the Vermont town. When her old friend, Danny overdoses from heroin all four members of the group, Ruby, Murphy, Ally and Emmett are called to his funeral for one final good-bye. They had planned to stay friends forever, but that was before all the lies. Danny’s mother says he wrote notes for each one of them to read after his death. It turns out, the friends kept secrets, and Danny doesn’t plan on any of them staying secret for much longer.
The chapters alternate between the characters perspectives giving the novel an urgency to move forward. She writes short tight paragraphs that create tension and has has a unique talent for writing pithy sentences filled to the gills with information. FRIENDS & other LIARS will definitely end up being on the list of this year’s best thrillers.
Kaela says she’s not done with these characters? Could a sequence be in the works?
Thanks to Sourcebooks Landmark, we have one copy of this novel to giveaway. Just tell us about the group you hung around with in High School, and are you still together?
We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.
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