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With a Friend Like You by Fanny Blake is out in paperback today. If you haven’t read the book, which our reviewer Susan said is “a realistic glimpse into the drama of family life”, we have an exclusive extract for you to try, and three copies to give away!
Beth is a woman in supreme control of all aspects of her life and family, with a stellar career and her house an oasis of calm. Her closest friend, Megan, is very different; somehow she swims through the chaos of her family with ease, the clutter on the stairs, the cat footprints on the kitchen work space. And while they could not be more different, Beth and Megan have a genuine friendship built on years of laughter, tears and true understanding of each other's strengths and weaknesses. Because that's what friends do, isn't it?
But when Beth's daughter reveals a surprising secret, a wedge is driven between Beth and Megan. What begins as mild recrimination and misunderstanding develops into a full-blown row and then a simmering feud. As the two women square up to do battle in the London suburbs, there's everything to play for. All's fair in love and war…
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You can read an extract of With a Friend Like You here. If you’d like to win a copy, leave a comment below telling us the name of your best friend. We’ll randomly select three winners this time next week. UK entries only, please.