🎉🎉🎉 HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY TO ALEX KANE 🎉🎉🎉 Her latest crime thriller The New Friend is out today!!!!
Massive thanks to Zoe O’Farrell for inviting me on the blog tour and to Hera books for my advanced e-copy of The New Friend – I also preordered a copy which arrived this morning!
Be careful who you let into your life
Arabella MacQueen had a tough start. Growing up surrounded by drugs and alcohol, getting into trouble as a teen, she’s now in her late-twenties and has turned her life around.
Until the fateful night that sees her imprisoned for 10 months.
She’s hit rock bottom … but unexpectedly forges a bond with cellmate Roxanne McPhail that lasts beyond the prison walls.
Now both women are free, and Arabella is excited about the future with boyfriend Eddie, with Roxanne at her side.
But Arabella doesn’t know the truth about her new best friend; about Roxanne’s reputation as the head of Glasgow gangland, about the violence in Roxanne’s past.
She doesn’t know that Roxanne has plans for Arabella that might lead her into some very dangerous places.
In this dirty game, Arabella is going to have to learn you can’t always trust those closest to you…
A gritty, utterly addictive thriller set in Scottish gangland – fans of Roberta Kray and Jacqui Rose won’t be able to put it down.
What Did I Think?
Meet Arabella, a young woman who made a mistake after bowing to peer pressure… which led to a prison sentence and meeting Roxanne who will change her life forever…. and not in a good and positive way.
But it’s not just Arabella whose life is turned upside down by this new friend. The ripple effect that is Roxanne reaches further afield. This woman is a nasty piece of work and needs to be taken down. Is Arabella strong enough to take out a serious violent drug dealing criminal? Is anyone strong enough? Roxanne really is a force to be reckoned with!!
The New Friend is a strong lesson in knowing who to trust in life. Do you trust the person you’ve shared a 12 x 12 prison cell with for 10 months? Do you trust your bed partner? Do you trust your best friend? Do you trust someone you’ve known 24 hours? Who do you trust? If I didn’t know my friends so well, she’d be making my question my friendship choices! The people Arabella has around her, they all have their own personal motives for their actions but how good a friend are they to this unfortunate woman?
Kane has crafted a twisty turny gritty suspense-packed thriller with characters wouldn’t look out of place in an episode of Line Of Duty. This book goes into the criminal underworld from Bonny Glasgow to the Big Smoke all the way to the sunny Balearics. I love Kane’s books and this is another excellent addition to her back catalogue! This book ticks so many boxes as a cracking crime thriller! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
*don’t think I’ve ever asked so many questions in one review – Alex Kane what have you done to me?? 😂😂
Who Is Alex Kane?
Alex Kane is a psychological thriller writer who lives in Glasgow. She is a huge fan of the genre, with her favourite authors in the genre being Lisa Hall, BA Paris and Sarah Stovell. If she is not writing, she can be found playing with her cat, reading, or drinking tea and/or gin (sometimes all of the above).
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