The Girlfriend

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A girl. A boy. His mother. And the lie she’ll wish she’d never told.

The Girlfriend is a gripping and chilling debut psychological thriller, based on the fall-out following an unforgiveable lie. It looks at the potentially charged relationship between girlfriend, boyfriend and his mother, which most women can identify with, and locates it in an extreme but believable setting.

Laura has it all. A successful career, a long marriage to a rich husband, and a twenty-three year-old son, Daniel, who is kind, handsome, and talented. Then Daniel meets Cherry. Cherry is young, beautiful and smart but she hasn’t had the same opportunities as Daniel. And she wants Laura’s life.

Cherry comes to the family wide-eyed and wants to be welcomed with open arms, but Laura suspects she’s not all that she seems.

When tragedy strikes, an unforgiveable lie is told. It is an act of desperation, but the fall-out will change their lives forever.

The Girlfriend is published by Pan MacMillan in the UK and Kensington Publishing Corp in the US.

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“The Girlfriend is a taut psychological thriller, the evil chillingly drawn.  Every character is layered and beautifully twisted.   Makes me consider running background checks on any potential spouses my children bring home!”
– New York Times bestselling author Karen Rose

“Brilliantly twisty, a sharp, sinister and addictive read.”
– Sunday Mirror

“I was blown away.  The Girlfriend is the most marvellous psychological thriller.  I couldn’t put it down and kept sneaking upstairs to read another few pages, jumping out of my skin if I heard a footstep, because the book is so frightening. Michelle Frances is a writer we’re going to hear a great deal about.”
– Jilly Cooper

“One of the best books I’ve read in a long, long time.  I loved The Girlfriend!”
– New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson

“Reminiscent of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, Frances’ psychological thriller features a dangerous triangle…All will relish the tension and surprise delivered by each development as they try to identify the villain and discover the truth right up to the shocking conclusion…”

“A fantastic psychological thriller….we couldn’t put it down”.
– Take a Break

“An original and chilling portrayal of twisted relationships.”
– Debbie Howells, author of The Bones of You

“In this impressively compelling debut the tension positively oozes from the pages”
– Press Association


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