The perfect brother. The perfect boyfriend. The perfect lie.
Mary Magdalene, known as Mags doesn’t believe her brother was depressed and jumped to his death. She doesn’t believe Abraham, known as Abe’s, death was suicide. She also doesn’t know why the police won’t look a little further into the incident and consider it murder.
In the THE GIRLFRIEND (Sourcebooks), by Sarah J. Naughton, Mags doesn’t believe Abe just slipped over the edge of that forty-foot stairwell. But there is only one witness, Jody, the girlfriend grieving at his bedside. Which is another story Mags doesn’t believe.
Because Jody likes telling stories, this may be her most twisted one yet. As Mags begins to unearth the secrets hidden in her brother’s death, she finds she isn’t just looking for the truth. For Mags, this is more than a simple tragedy. This is an opportunity for revenge.
I liked THE GIRLFRIEND a lot, after the first 20 – 30 pages, which frankly, had me mixed up. Sarah brings together several plot-lines for a real thriller, but starts off a bit rocky. My recommendation is hang in there, because it’s worth it. THE GIRLFRIEND has everything you want in a psychological read; great characters, smart writing and a compelling ending!
Sarah worked as an advertising copywriter for ten years before her first book was published in 2013. A supernatural thriller for teens, The Hanged Man Rises (Simon and Schuster) was shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards. A second thriller for teens, The Blood List (Simon and Schuster) came out in 2014.
Sarah lives in London with her husband and two sons.
Thanks to Sourcebooks, we have one copy of THE GIRLFRIEND to giveaway. Just tell us about a memory you have about one of your boyfriends.
We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck!