Arabella MacQueen had a tough start to life. Growing up with an alcoholic mum, taken into care at the age of 8, getting into trouble as a teen, now she’s in her late-twenties and has turned her life around.
Until the night of madness that sees her imprisoned for 10 months.
Little does she know that prison would be the turning point of her life. Roxanne Barr quickly takes her under her wing, and the two women forge a friendship that lasts beyond the prison walls. Now Arabella is running her own hair salon and excited to see how her life of freedom looks, building a future with boyfriend Eddie and a friendship with Roxanne and her boyfriend, Jake.
But Arabella doesn’t know the truth about Roxanne: her reputation as the head of Glasgow gangland, not afraid to turn to violence to keep her status. She doesn’t know that her new best friend is keeping secrets from her – and that she 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.
Back in August, we took an adventure Arabella MacQueen, so how did that turn out?
25th August – The tour kicks off!
Review by A Knight’s Reads, “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!”
Review by prdg reads, “The action in this story is never ending and you never know who to trust, even the ones who seem innocent have secrets that they’re hiding!“
Review by Read and Rated, “this was an exiting read with a good mix of drama, old school crime / the underworld and ever increasing tension.“
Review by Charliebeesbooks, “The storyline is so tense that I was tempted to put myself out of my misery and read the last page, which is a terrible thing to do but I really needed to know how this ended. Luckily I managed to control myself.”
Review by Sue Loves to Read, “I really enjoyed this book. Read In 24 hours. I loved Arrabellas character. She was my favourite. What a twister of a read“
Review by Bookworm1346 (IG), “Full of prison, drama, crime, drugs and violence. I loved the book. A perfect escapism”
Review at Jessica Belmont “Set in Glasgow, I felt like I was there. Alex Kane writes to bring the readers into the story. I love this kind of writing. When I read, I want to feel part of the story and I did here. There are quite a few characters. I love the secrets and the idea that the more we learn, the more intriguing the story gets. The characters are well written, and I was able to distinguish between them with no issue.“
Review by Rajivs Reviews, “Oh my goodness! “The New Friend” is a twisted thriller with revenge, blackmail, and murder, and was much better than my expectations.“
Review Cathy’s World, “Dark, gritty, grim and disturbing ~ This story was gripping and kept me reading till the very end. Without light to break the darkness I still managed to have a bit of hope for one character at the end of the story.“
Review at Donna’s Interviews, Reviews and Giveaways (FB) As the action picks up, you will need to remind yourself to breathe. It seems to be as you start each chapter there is a new and shocking revelation.
Books by Bindu The New Friend was slick, compelling, dark and twisted. I devoured it in one sitting whilst I was having a bed day and it really helped pull me through the pain. It’s definitely a page-turner and held my attention all the way to the end.
Review by Sharon Beyond the Books, “I loved how immersed I was in this book. The revelations came thick and fast, keeping me on my toes throughout.“
Review by Lucysbooks26, “I absolutely love the strong characters and this is another fantastic gripping nail biting read from Alex. Alex just gets better and better with every book she writes.“
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Review by Dash Fan Book Reviews, “I adore Alex Kanes books and she is one of my favourite Gang-Lit Authors. The New Friend will most definitely keep you gripped, second guessing, and Enthralled to the very end.“
Review by Lyndas_bookreviews (IG), “There are plenty of twists and turns, particularly as the book reaches its climax, and I definitely didn’t guess them all“
3rd September – the final day 🙁
Review by By the Letter Book Reviews, “It makes for a tense read that kept me on edge as to how it would end for everyone involved. The one thing you can be sure of is that nothing good ever comes out of a life of crime! Dark, tense and thrilling, loved it!
Review by library_of_lucyg (IG), “The plot is fast-paced, dramatic, and captivating with the dangerous and intense atmosphere that I expected from this genre. The twists and turns were remarkable, along with an unforeseen conclusion! A flawless five-star read!“
Review by all_books_great_and_small (IG), “I couldn’t put this book down! I loved the characters but loathed them at the same time.“
That is well and truly a wrap!
Until the next adventure xxx