Little Friends

Little Friends

An utterly gripping and shocking new psychological suspense from the bestselling author of DAUGHTER


The stunning new psychological suspense from the bestselling author of Richard & Judy book club sensation Daughter, brought to you by Penguin.

Their children are friends first. They hit it off immediately, as kids do.
So the parents are forced to get to know each other. But as they get closer, they start to take their eyes off their children.
And while they have been looking the other way, evil has crept in.
Every parent's biggest nightmare is about to come true . . .

Narrated by Imogen Church, Little Friends is an electrifying suspense about friendship, family and fear.

'An ending that gave me goosebumps' Claire Douglas, author of Then She Vanishes

'Intelligent, compelling and deeply unsettling' Ali Land, bestselling author of Good Me Bad Me

'Compelling literary thriller . . . Seductively vivid. The final outcome is profoundly shocking and terrifying' Gilly Macmillan, author of The Nanny


  • Little Friends is beautifully written and suffused with dread. Jane Shemilt's compelling literary thriller explores with acuity the pressure cooker challenges of adult responsibility, and the assumptions we make. The domestic settings are seductively vivid and the final outcome is profoundly shocking and terrifying
    Gilly Macmillan, author of The Nanny

About the author

Jane Shemilt

While working as a GP, Jane Shemilt completed a postgraduate diploma in Creative Writing at Bristol University and went on to study for the MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa, gaining both with distinction. Her first novel, Daughter, was selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club, shortlisted for the Edgar Award and the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and went on to become the bestselling debut novel of 2014.

She and her husband, a professor of neurosurgery, have five children and live in Bristol.
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