The Family Friend

The Family Friend

The gripping twist-filled thriller from the author of Happy Ever After

Summary

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Erin lives an idyllic life by the seaside with her baby boy and handsome Australian fiancée. She's upbeat and happy - a natural mum. At least that's what her thousands of followers on Instagram think.
In the real world, Erin is struggling with anxiety and finding it difficult to connect with her screaming son. So when a famous agent offers to make her the biggest instamum out there, she's over the moon. And when Amanda, a family friend who's visiting from Australia, says she'll move in and babysit to help make it happen, it seems like the stars have finally aligned for Erin's exciting new career.

But when a devastatingly revealing video is posted online by an anonymous troll, Erin's brought crashing back to earth. As everything she's worked for starts to slip away, Erin must find out how far she can trust those closest to her.

Praise for HAPPY EVER AFTER:

**Picked as a 2020 'Unmissable Debut' by the Daily Express**

'Kept me gripped and kept me guessing' Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She Said

'Excellent domestic noir, chillingly plausible... I loved the ending' Jo Spain, author of The Confession

'An absorbing story, a bunch of unexpected twists, great writing. I totally lost myself in this book' John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

© C. C. MacDonald 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

Reviews

  • Gripping, unsettling and thoroughly absorbing. C.C. Macdonald's second novel is just as thrilling as his superb debut.
    B. P. Walter

About the author

C. C. MacDonald

C. C. MacDonald is a writer and actor based in Margate where he lives with his wife, two children and dog Frankie.
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