Alice meets Kat in an airport, and the two hit it off, becoming fast friends. Three years later, they are as close as ever, but when Kat’s husband is found dead at home while Kat is out of the country, the police start to point to murder, and their finger is pointing right at Alice. Best Friends Forever by Margot Hunt is a sharp, dark and fiery story about what it means to be a true friend, and what kinds of secrets people can hide from those that they love the most.
With everything going on with the murder investigation, you would think that Kat would at least reach out to Alice and tell her she wasn’t the one who spoke her name to the police, or maybe she could even give a statement claiming that she knows Alice would never hurt her husband, but Kat instead ignores Alice and won’t return any of her calls or texts.
Both of these women are complete opposites of each other, and yet they fit together so well. Once Alice starts to peel back the layers of Kat, she may be in for a rude awakening and realize that her friend isn’t who she thought she was after all.
This book brought in one of my favorite ideas, an unreliable narrator. I thought that the way Alice was written was pure genius, you’re never quite sure if you should trust her or not. She seems like a well-meaning housewife and mother, but when she gets suspected of murder, you’re never really sure for the rest of the novel. For a debut, this was a perfect tactic, and I loved the plot as well!
The twist at the end made my jaw drop, but the delivery could use some work. I felt like I was slapped in the face with it, without really having any lead-up or suspense. I even had to flip back a page or two to make sure I was really reading what I thought I was reading. Other than that, this book was perfect, I loved everything about it. I give this one 5 out of 5 stars, a great way to start off the year!