“A searing psychological portrait of an old friendship, tested to the limits, overwhelms the readers with truths we have all encountered. How far would you go for your best friend? An unputdownable novel, the characters are vivid, relatable, and the situation all too believable. This is a writer who can conjure up the tiny details, real and imaginary, of a childhood friendship renewed. With a plot that twists and turns yet is totally convincing, it enthralls to the very last line. A friend in need. A friend indeed. What an apt title.” —A. D. Scott, author of the 5-star Kirkus reviewed Highland Gazette series
- A Friend Indeed
By Elka Ray
Release Date: 5/14/24
Formats: Retail CD Audiobook, MP3 CD, Digital Audiobook, Hardcover, eBook, Trade Paperback
Twisty and ingenious, A Friend Indeed is an engrossing psychological thriller perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and Ruth Ware.
When single mom Jo Dykstra was at her lowest—jobless and penniless—her childhood friend Dana McFarlane helped her out big-time by securing her a teaching job and thus an opportunity for a new life in the affluent Pacific Northwest town of Glebes Bay. So, when Jo gets a frantic late-night call from Dana, sobbing and desperate for help, it feels like a chance to help her friend in return.
The last thing Jo expects to see when she arrives at Dana’s oceanfront mansion? Her friend’s handsome and wealthy husband, Stan, dead, sprawled face down on the floor. Dana admits to killing her husband following years of secret abuse and begs Jo not to call the police. For nearly two decades, Dana’s marriage and family had looked picture perfect. Who’d ever believe that pillar-of-the-community Stan was a monster? Determined to cover up her husband’s killing and shield her kids from scandal, Dana convinces Jo to help her dispose of the body.
But the cover-up starts to crumble when a blackmailer threatens to expose their crime. Hounded by gossipy neighbors, ill-fated lovers, and zealous cops, truth and lies are laid bare between Jo and Dana, putting their families in danger and threatening to shatter a thirty-year friendship. Shocking and fast-paced, A Friend Indeed is a riveting tale about the power of friendship and the deadly weight of lies.