Friends Don’t Lie by Nell Pattison #BookReview #FriendsDontLie #PsychologicalThriller #PsychologicalSuspense #NetGalley @Writer_Nell @AvonBooksUK #onceuponatimebookreviews

Today I am reviewing Friends Don’t Lie by Nell Pattison, published by Avon Books.


My name is Isabella Butterworth. Your name is Isabella Butterworth.

We’re around the same age. We live in the same town.

But your life is more exciting than mine, isn’t it? Richer, dramatic, more fulfilling.

Imagine if I’d never found out about you…

But I have. Because someone mistook me for you.

And now I can’t stop thinking about you because I know you’re in trouble. You need my help.

And I need a way to get to know you.

To save you.

To be you…

The unputdownable new thriller from Nell Pattison that will turn everything you thought you knew on its head…perfect for fans of Ruth Ware and Lisa Jewell.

”Friends don’t keep secrets…Friends don’t disappear…”

Nell Pattison creates an intricate and dark tale that draws you in and demands your attention. An interesting multi layered plot that unfolds through duel narratives by two women sharing the same name, intrigues.

It has been well written and executed, but does require complete concentration. A gentle pace to start, does increase in intensity and suspense as it progresses. The characters are well developed and interesting and it’s plot twists make an impact. A clever and enjoyable read all round.

Thank you to Nell Pattison, Avon Books and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of Friends Don’t Lie, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google read Play Barnes & Noble, Waterstones, Foyles and BookBub if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK.


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After studying English at university, Nell Pattison became a teacher and specialised in Deaf education. She has been teaching in the Deaf community for 14 years in both England and Scotland, working with students who use BSL, and began losing her hearing in her twenties.

She lives in North Lincolnshire with her husband and son. Nell is the author of novels The Silent House, which was a USA Today bestseller, and Silent Night, featuring British Sign Language interpreter Paige Northwood.



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