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My Best Friend's Murder

An addictive and twisty must-read thriller that will grip you until the final breathless page

About The Book

The Rumour meets The Holiday – an addictive thriller with a toxic friendship at its heart that will keep you in the dark until the final breathless pages.

‘Compelling’ T.M. LOGAN, author of The Holiday and The Catch

‘It held me in a vice-like grip' SOPHIE HANNAH, author of Haven’t They Grown

'Perfectly-paced' PHILIPPA EAST, author of Little White Lies

There are so many ways to kill a friendship . . .

You’re lying, sprawled at the bottom of the stairs, legs bent, arms wide.
And while this could be a tragic accident, if anyone’s got a motive to hurt you, it’s me.

Bec and Izzy have been best friends their whole lives. They have been through a lot together – from the death of Bec’s mother to the birth of Izzy’s daughter. But there is a darker side to their friendship. And Bec is about to reach breaking point.

Then Izzy’s body is found at the bottom of the stairs. It could have been an accident – perhaps she fell – but if the police decide to look for a killer, Bec is certain she will be the prime suspect. Because she knows better than anyone that those closest to you can hurt you the most. And that someone can only be pushed so far before they snap . . .

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'A totally gripping, dark and delicious read and a perfect representation of a toxic friendship' GYTHA LODGE

‘Pacy, stylishly-executed and brimming with tension. This book captures frenemies in a truly terrifying way!’ JO SPAIN

'Wickedly clever and twisted . . . A brilliant debut that might make you reconsider some of your own complicated friendships' GABRIEL BERGMOSER

‘Twists until the last page . . . I guarantee you won't put it down until you're left questioning who's truly innocent . . . and who's not’ GINA LaMANNA

'A pacy page turner that kept me up long past my bedtime' HELEN RUSSELL

‘I devoured this taut and thrilling tale of murder and toxic friendship . . . unable to put it aside until I’d read the final shocking twist’ VICTORIA SELMAN

‘Absolutely loved it - I read it in a single day!' PIP DRYSDALE

‘A page-turner to be reckoned with . . . I raced through the book at record-speed’ JESSICA JARLVI

Readers are loving My Best Friend’s Murder . . .

‘Can’t recommend this book enough’
‘Completely entertaining’
‘I couldn’t put it down’
‘Plenty of twists’
‘A gem'

About The Author

Photograph © Polly Phillips

Polly Phillips currently lives in Australia, although she is originally from the UK. My Best Friend’s Murder won the Montegrappa Writing Prize at the Emirates Literature Festival in 2019. Polly has worked as a journalist in Australia, Dubai, Denmark and the UK. This is her debut novel.  

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (January 22, 2021)
  • Length: 352 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471195402

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