The Girlfriend

The Girlfriend : The Gripping Psychological Thriller from the Number One Bestseller

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`I was blown away. The Girlfriend is the most marvellous psychological thriller . . .' - Jilly Cooper

The Number One bestselling debut thriller from Michelle Frances.

She loves your son. She wants your life. How far would you go to protect your son?

Laura has it all. A successful career, a long marriage to a rich husband, and a twenty-three year-old son, Daniel, who is kind, handsome, and talented. Then Daniel meets Cherry. Cherry is young, beautiful and smart but hasn't led Laura's golden life. And she wants it.

When tragedy strikes, a decision is made and a lie is told. A lie so terrible it changes their lives forever . . .

The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances is a gripping and chilling debut psychological thriller - the story of a mother, a son, his girlfriend and an unforgivable lie.
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  • Pan Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1509821511
  • 9781509821518

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A fantastic psychological thriller . . . we couldn't put it down -- Take a Break Book of the week -- Bella Tension oozes from the page -- The i Paper A fab debut with two twisted women at its core -- Prima Impressively compelling debut; the tension positively oozes from the pages . . . keeps the reader on a knife-edge throughout -- The Press Association "Reminiscent of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl, BBC producer Frances' psychological thriller features a dangerous triangle...All will relish the tension and surprise delivered by each development as they try to identify the villain and discover the truth right up to the shocking conclusion...Frances' crime debut will please those who want to keep reading in the Flynn zone." * Booklist * Brilliantly twisty, a sharp, sinister and addictive read -- Sunday Mirror An original and chilling portrayal of twisted relationships -- Debbie Howells, author of The Bones of You A juicy thriller and utterly compulsive reading -- Jenny Blackhurst, author of How I Lost You The Girlfriend is a taut psychological thriller, the evil chillingly drawn. Every character is layered and beautifully twisted. Makes me consider running background checks on any potential spouses my children bring home! -- Karen Rose I was blown away. The Girlfriend is the most marvellous psychological thriller . . . I couldn't put it down and kept sneaking upstairs to read another few pages . . .Michelle Frances is a writer we're going to hear a great deal about. Please read this genuinely exciting novel -- Jilly Cooper
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About Michelle Frances

Michelle Frances graduated from Bournemouth Film School in 1996 and then from the Masters programme at the American Film Institute, Los Angeles, in 1998. Returning to London, she has worked for several years in film and TV as a script editor and producer for both the independent sector and the BBC. The Girlfriend is her first novel.
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14,773 ratings
3.92 out of 5 stars
5 33% (4,826)
4 38% (5,547)
3 22% (3,217)
2 6% (865)
1 2% (318)
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