My Best Friend’s Murder by Polly Phillips


‘A perfectly-paced page-turner that cleverly explores the “frenemy” relationship . . . A really gripping read full of secrets, lies and dark motivations’ Philippa East, author of Little White Lies ∗ You’re lying, sprawled at the bottom of the stairs, legs bent, arms wide. If I squint, you could be playing Sleeping Bunnies. Or maybe Twister. I wish I could tell you how the blood pooling around your head looks like a halo. But you’re past listening. I need to let the paramedics in. And then I have to be careful. Because as the energy trickles out of your body it’s pumping into mine. 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’ve been through a lot together – the death of Bec’s mother, the birth of Izzy’s daughter, Bec’s engagement. But there’s a darker side to their friendship, too – and Bec is about to reach breaking point. Then Izzy is found broken and bloodied 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, then Bec is sure to be their prime suspect.

This is The Rumour meets The Holiday, a compulsive thriller with a toxic but layered friendship at its heart that keeps you in the dark until the final few breathless pages . . .