Blogger reviews for The Loyal Friend

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Here are what some of the reviewers say about The Loyal Friend

‘Layer upon layer of deception, lies and resentment build up, until this story which at first seemed simple twists into dazzling complexity. Addictive stuff – it had me reading through the night’

Barbara Copperthwaite, author of The Girl in the Missing Poster

‘'Gripping, bold and incisive...will stay with you long after you've turned the final page.’

Awais Khan, author of No Honour

‘I loved it! It was an absolutely thrilling ride, with perfect toxic undertones between the women - and the twist! I thought I had it all figured out, but I was so wrong…I can’t wait to see what Alex does next :)’

Lisa Hall, author of The Perfect Couple

‘A novel full of twists, pace, and betrayal, The Loyal Friend asks just how well can you leave your past behind before it catches up with you.’

L.V Matthews, author of The Twins

'A dark, twisty tale of toxic friendship where no one can be trusted - a great read,'

Catherine Cooper, author of The Chalet

'Captivating and beautifully written, I found The Loyal Friend to be a tense, riveting read, packed to the rafters with twists and turns that kept me guessing to the final page!'

Jane Isaac, author of One Fatal Secret

Netgalley Reviewers

‘Ten stars for this read!...The plot, writing, and characters all together make for a mind-blowing experience.’
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‘The twists kept coming and even when I thought I figured it out, the last chapter blew my mind.Absolutely loved this one!’
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‘May be the most disturbing and twisted book I've read this year… You won't want to put it down.’
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‘This book was wildly addictive. Super twisty and twisted. I never saw the ending coming.’
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‘Five stars is not enough for this truly jaw-dropping story…This needs to be your next read!’
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‘My goodness! This book was such a roller coaster…Highly recommend for all mystery lovers.’
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'Well written, intriguing and full of suspicion, this book is just the beginning for such a talented author - I can’t wait to read more of the author’s future work.’
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‘Loved this book. Kept me guessing right up to the stunning conclusion.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review

‘Waoh. This was superb.’
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‘A brilliant story and one that left me breathless at its conclusion.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review

‘This book is one big whiplash. AA Chaudhuri writes some of the worst people ever. I love it and can’t wait to read more!
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‘What a terrific read! I raced through this one and was desperate to get to the end to find out what the twist would be…Put it on your list!’
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‘A great read if you want to get lost in a book for a few hours and this will keep you up late into the night.’
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‘You might think you've figured out the twist pretty early on - I know I did; And just when you think you know where things are going, you realise you're wrong.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review

‘Well this book blew my mind! One of the best psychological thrillers I have read in a very long time. The author has a very clever mind. This is the first book I have read by this author and will now search out other books!’
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'What have I just read!!! Great book altogether, kept me guessing and I was stuck to it and read it in the one sitting….’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review

‘This is an absolute blockbuster thriller! I was on the edge of my seat the entire book wondering how this is going to play out. It’s definitely diabolical in a Hitchcockian way.’
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‘Toxicity abounds in this tense and unnerving tale of rivalries, jealousies and friendships where nobody can possibly be trusted. With a cast of gloriously unlikeable characters and a compelling narrative this is a one sit guilty pleasure.’
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‘I really enjoyed this book! It had me hooked from the first chapter, and kept me on my toes the entire time!’
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‘I sailed through this suspense packed thriller, I loved it from start to finish, all the characters were so believable. And the ending? Wow! I wasn’t expecting the outcome.’
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‘Absolutely Brilliant has to be the best book I have read this year, There are lots of twists and turns in this book and the reader is going to be shocked at some of the revelations of these women who have secrets from the past…This book had an ending I never saw coming amazing’
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‘Wow wow wow!I absolutely loved this book! It's definitely one of my top picks for 2022. I was hooked right from the start and alternating character points of views kept the pace at break neck speed...I literally raced through this book! Every time I thought I had everything worked out the plot took another twist, and the ending blew me away. A fantastic read...be ready to devour in one sitting!’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review

'WOW. The plot twists were amazing and the ending was superb. I was never sure what to think or feel about characters and while I thought I know where some subplots were going, I was wrong! Can’t wait to read what else this author will do.’ ☆☆☆☆ Reader Review

‘This book was an amazing surprise with more twists than I can count! Once I got to grips with the characters I couldn't stop reading as it was so compelling.’
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'Fast paced thriller. Loved it so much, I stayed up all night to finish it! Brilliant’
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'Wow!! I was not expecting that ending, I'm still very much in shock and don't even know how to put into words how truly amazing this book was. ’
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'It kept me guessing throughout and I definitely did not guess correctly. The twists and turns were truly remarkable and I was not expecting them what so ever. It kept me on the edge of my seat throughout.’
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'There were so many unexpected twists towards the end that I did not see coming and that was after the twists that happened before that…If you enjoy psychological thrillers this one will definitely keep you guessing.’
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'I loved this book! Once I started it, I couldn’t put it down. It’s well written and intriguing with plenty of twists. The ending was truly outstanding.’
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'This book is definitely worthy of 5 stars! Wow this had soooooo many twists at the END of the book, my head is spinning! It was a good read, different type of plot that you couldn’t guess what was happening even if you tried. The ending was a definite shocker, very sick minds in this book. A real Psychological!!’
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'Once I started I could not stop well written and filled with twists and turns to keep you reading till the very end!’
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'This book was fantastic! I the plot twist was incredible. I was able to feel for each of the characters so well. Just a great read that I highly recommend.’
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'I must say the book kept me guessing. I was tossed back and forth, between one crazy theory after another. When the suspense really increased, I was gobsmacked! Didn’t see THAT coming! I also loved the last chapter, it was a fun addition to the story. The author included a lot of cliff-hangers that kept me turning the pages. Well done!’
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'This is a fast paced novel with a few twists in the story and an ending I didn't see coming. A great read which I thoroughly enjoyed’
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'An utter page turner that left me whizzing through pages and on the edge of my seat the whole time.. Suspenseful, mysterious, twisty and unpredictable, I was left guessing right until the end, I loved it’
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'A twist and turn packed thriller. Very suspenseful with well-drawn and loathsome but believable characters! An entertaining read with a very surprising ending you won't see coming!’
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'Great story telling and I had no idea who was behind it all, becoming very sympathetic with each character. Definitely a book to keep you up reading late, as so many twists and turns. Excellent book!’
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'Interesting premise was well executed and I could t wait to see how it all played out.’
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'A really enjoyable book with twists & turns to keep you guessing. Highly recommended by me. ’
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'Loved this thriller/mystery. The ending is intense and something that comes out of the blue. It was a story that kept its pace over the whole book.’
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'My mouth hung open at several reveals, and I was completely blindsided by others. This was a 5 star read for me! I wanted more......’
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'I loved this book. I love when more than one person has a secret that we can't wait to find out. I'm a huge fan of her work and if this is the first of her books you've read, I suggest you look up her others. Twisty turny is good and this offers plenty twisty turny. Highly recommend. Would make a good summer read.’
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'My Novel Addiction! Wow. This is just my kind of book!… A brace yourself and buckle up read! Wow… Fantastic… All guns blazing from the very start… I was glued to each page….’
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'Oh boy what a read! Right up my street….I love the way this is written, the reader is led down so many paths and just when you think you have worked it out, wham! We are off again…I finished this with a sinking feeling.......knowing I had come to the end’
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'An immersive character driven novel tension builds and it ends with a bang’
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'What a wild ride this was! Full of deceit, lies, untrustworthy characters and suspense that had me finish it in one sitting! Loved it!’
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'I really enjoyed this book. It is one of those sit down and finish in one day type reads. I am still in awe of the book, and it does make me wonder about friends! It is just who can you really trust? What a wild ride.’
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'This was my first A.A. Chaudhuri book and I will be coming back for more! This book got my attention from the beginning and laid a very intricate web of suspense throughout. The twist at the end was such a good pay off! ’
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'I couldn't put this down. Whizzed right through it. The writing was excellent and flowed like a rapid river. The mystery was deep and so intriguing. I did not see the ending coming. Great twist.’
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'I couldn’t put this down…The book is very much a psychological thriller and it really does grip you and has you wondering just what happened and who is hiding something. ’
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'I did not expect the twist at the end but building up to it things started to really click and then BOOM everything makes sense. ’
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'The twists in the book were unexpected, especially the twists revealed in the end.’
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'The writer is talented in weaving a story of intrigue and mystery. This book was an amazing surprise with more twists than I can count! Once I got to grips with the characters I couldn't stop reading as it was so compelling.’
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'Tantalizing, thrilling, suspenseful fast paced. Worth the read.’
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'This was such a great thriller. Had me hooked right from the very first chapter. I definitely recommend!’
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'It is quite a complex psychological thriller…I was immersed into the book so that I don't miss any clue as to who did it. A complete entertainer worth the time and money.’
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