Actress Amy has a small role on an American TV series. As a surprise, she flies home to London to attend her best friend Melissa's 40th birthday. But her unannounced visit uncovers the fact that a woman has been living with her fiance, Jack. And she eventually works out that woman is her treacherous friend. But instead of telling them they've been sprung, Amy decides to continue on like normal but play some tricks on them as payback.
Having a fondness for tales of revenge, I loved this story, which explored why Melissa wasn't such a good friend even before her betrayal with Jack. A clever plot, smooth writing and a toxic character to despise - what more could you ask for?
Keep your friends close . . . and your best friend even closer in Jane Fallon's latest novel, Faking Friends. The summary says: "Best friend, soulmate, confidante ... backstabber.
Amy thought she knew everything there was to know about her best friend Melissa. Then again, Amy also thought she was on the verge of the wedding of her dreams to her long-distance fiance.
Until she pays a surprise trip home to London. Jack is out, but it's clear another woman has been making herself at home in their flat. There's something about her stuff that feels oddly familiar . . . and then it hits Amy. The Other Woman is Melissa.
Amy has lost her home, her fiance and her best friend in one disastrous weekend - but instead of falling apart, she's determined to get her own back. Piecing her life back together won't be half as fun as dismantling theirs, after all." Faking Friends is out in January 2018.