Review: The Perfect Friend by Barbara Copperthwaite

Perfect FriendShe’ll do anything for you…

My name is Alex, and my world has been shattered.

My husband has left me.

My children won’t speak to me.

My friend Carrie is the only person I have, She’s the only one I can trust to keep all my secrets, She’d never do anything to let me down. Would she?


The Perfect Friend by Barbara Copperthwaite is a brilliant, twisty, well-written psychological thriller that had me hooked from the first to the last page. I love how the story began. At first, readers are introduced to Alex and Carrie, two women who meet in a support group. I kept wondering where the story was going. Having read Barbara’s previous title, I knew that a storm was brewing but I couldn’t guess what was going to happen.

Two close friends supporting each other, what could possibly go wrong?

The story is narrated through two main POVs and timelines. Through the chapters, readers get to know the two women and their secrets. There are chapters that cover past events, making it easier to understand the present occurrences and the MCs. Some of the chapters were  dark and hard to read. Others were quite emotional.

This is a story about friendship, lies and secrets. The perfect concoction for an addictive, psychological thriller. I loved how the story unfolded, layer by layer. The twists were coming in faster that I could say, OMG! They were sprinkled in throughout the narrative, subtly thrown in, each one more surprising than the last one.What I enjoyed the most was the fact that the two women had so many secrets and were unreliable narrators. I had fun trying to guess where the story was going and who the baddie was.

This was certainly an enjoyable read. Definitely recommended for fans of this genre.

31 thoughts on “Review: The Perfect Friend by Barbara Copperthwaite

    1. You’re welcome Laurie. I hope that you will enjoy this one, if you get the chance. Hopefully, it will turn things around for you, thriller-wise.

  1. I really want to read this! It sounds absolutely fantastic and I’m seeing it everywhere..and I’ve never read anything by her! I love your review!! ❤

    1. Thanks Stephanie. Barbara is brilliant, all her books are so good. I hope that you will get the chance to read and enjoy them 🙂

    1. Thanks Jennifer. I remember your review. At first, I was really wondering where the story was going. Your review got me excited to find out. Thank you 🙂

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