A Review of "Between Friends" by Jenny Harper

A Review of "Between Friends" by Jenny Harper

This is an excellent read about three women who have been friends since they were schoolgirls. Although very different in character and lifestyle,  Jane, Carrie and Marta have been close for years but their worlds get turned upside down when Marta inadvertently reunites them all with a man from their past...Tom.  Tom is a morally bereft and frequently unemployed actor who fancies himself as holding the key to Pandora's Box as he uses the women's secrets to divide them while using them for his own financial and malicious gain. 

This story is well told with emotional ups and downs for the three friends and their families.  Tom has woven a complicated  spell on them which leads them to have to open up about their innermost demons.  They may have been "BFF's" (Best Friends Forever) but certainly did not know everything about each other. Can their friendship survive the hidden secrets and will Tom get what he deserves? 

You will have to read it to find out, and, it is well worth the read! An unusual and thought provoking book that I highly recommend.  Am now looking forward to reading more from Jenny Harper.

Jenny Harper lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, though she was born in India and grew up in England. She has been a non-fiction editor, a journalist and a businesswoman and has written a children’s novel and several books about Scotland, as well as four full length novels and a novella in The Heartlands series (set in Hailesbank), and two short stories that have appeared in anthologies. Between Friends is her fifth full length novel.
Jenny writes contemporary women’s fiction with bite – complex characters facing serious issues.
What they say:
‘An engaging and delightful read. Jenny Harper is a most gifted storyteller.’  Alexander McCall Smith

‘Page turning and thoroughly entertaining. I loved it!’ Katie Fforde

‘The most beautiful love story that I have read in a long while. Amazon review of People We Love

‘This was a fun, heart-warming but also emotional story that had me thinking about the characters long after I’d finished it.’ Amazon review of Maximum Exposure

‘Ms. Harper has created a fully populated, very human and recognizable world.’ Amazon review of Face the Wind and Fly


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