To all my old friends:
So here you all are. Nice to see you can show up for a person once he’s dead.
When Ruby St. James returns to her hometown, it is to the grave of her old friend Danny, a member of a group that was, ten years ago, Ruby’s whole world. The crew made a pact back then: stay together, stay loyal, and stay honest. But that was before all of the lies.
Because even friends keep secrets. They just don’t stay secret for long.
Now Danny has left behind a letter for each of them, issuing one final ultimatum: share your darkest betrayal to the group, or risk it coming out in a trap he has created. When past mistakes resurface, the lines of friendship blurb, and four old friends are left trying to understand what it means to lie to the ones you love best.
Realistic events, raw emotions, and a bucket full of heartache!
Friends and other liars is a story that kept on touching my soul week after week. Actually, whenever I remember Ruby and Murphy’s story, my heart still aches a bit.
This is a story that focuses on different types of relationships, putting a magnifying glass on every nitty gritty. All of which were very realistic, and not sugar coated.
It is written from the perspective of multiple characters, and it switches between past and present tenses. It is a contemporary Adult novel that left me pondering for weeks.
It has some PLL vibes because the beginning and ending of this book are told from the perspective of a dead person, Danny. It is also filled with some interesting juicy drama and plot twists!
Sometimes being deeply in love with someone, who also love you a lot, isn’t enough to make a relationship work. Sometimes we get blinded by our own problems, that we tend to overlook all of the hardships scarring our loved ones from the inside out.
Sometimes we take the easiest way because love isn’t as simple as ABC. I mean, theoretically, it is. However, it isn’t the same if we are talking about creating a healthy relationship in reality.
Sometimes we feel used, so we give ourselves a free ticket to use others and break their hearts.
There might not be an I in Crew, but aren’t selfish acts hiding in the corners of our existence?
These are all things that are brilliantly discussed in this book. It moved me; it woke me up.
I received a review copy in exchange with an honest review.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kaela Coble lives in Burlington, Vermont, and is a member of the League of Vermont Writers and a graduate of the WoMentoring Project. This is her first novel.
She is also passionate about helping people to develop professionally, whether that be as a writer or in any other career. This enthusiasm for career development led her to launch a coaching business in 2016. She is a Certified Professional Résumé Writer through the Professional Association of Résumé Writers and Career Coaches.
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