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Secrets Between Friends

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This is the story of two friends, Tamsin and Lizzie, and is written in a dual timeline between twenty years ago and the present day.  They became unlikely friends with Lizzie being from the rough part of the village and Tamsin living in the manor house with her mother.  Lizzie and Tamsin were involved in a tragic event which has remained a secret for all these years.  Lizzie is returning to the village she left twenty years ago.  She is moving in with her difficult, elderly mother with her two children after going through a divorce.  Lizzie has a job as postmaster and is delivering the post when she meets up with Tamsin and they have a friendly chat.  But when she meets her again a few days later Tamsin acts totally different and Lizzie thinks that for some reason someone has replaced Tamsin with a lookalike.  What has happened to her friend?  Lizzie realises hat the events of their past may be coming back to haunt her.  As well as her friend she herself could be in danger too as their secrets could be revealed.  This book is a mixture of murder, lies, friendships and suspicion, with lots of unexpected twists.  A highly recommended read.
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book.
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A psychological thriller about two friends and a deep dark secret. Twenty years after the event that was kept hidden, Liz has returned to the same area and with hopes that nothing will bring back the memories what had happened. Until, she realizes that Tamsin, the other secret keeper is also back in the area. She doesn’t remember Liz or the event that had happened. Is it a mystery that needs to be solved? Liz is a great character and this story is a stirring thriller that kept me engaged until the end. Great storytelling. 

Disclaimer: Thank you to NetGalley and Amazon Publishing UK for this book, I received a copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
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Thank you to Netgalley for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

An average read, nothing special, but worth the read.
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A good well written book but I was expecting more mystery from the Blurb. I did love the seaside setting as I always feels this adds to a Thriller/Mystery. A bit slow to begin but picks up with twists and new Characters introduced later on.
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I was very hopeful when i requested this book from Netgalley. This story just wasn't for me. It had nothing to do with the author or the book. I will still recommend to anyone that reads in this genre.
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Oo y’all… this one was a creepy one! Definitely a suspense novel that will keep you on your toes. Excellent writing style and the characters were top notch!
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A pretty straightforward mystery. It did keep my interest till the end though I must say the ending felt a bit underwhelmed. But everything that happened up to that point was very engaging, definitely an easy read.
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The story revolves around Liz and Tamsin who strike up a friendship 20 years ago. Young handsome Gabe joins the duo but ends up disappearing. Are the girls involved in his disappearance?
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Compelling story about friends who witnessed a terrible event and vowed to keep the secret buried.  Twenty years later their paths converge again in the small town of their childhood.  The story is told on dual timelines as the mystery is being solved, as things are not as they seem.  It is a fun read, and my first exposure to the author.  I look forward to more from her.
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This book was a fantastic read. It kept me coming back for more. I didn't want to put it down but when I did I couldn't wait to get back to it. I thought I knew what was going to happen but I didn't in the end.
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This was my first book By Tracy Buchanan but definitely not my last! Her writing style is amazing and the pace super quick, exactly how I like my prose to be. The story of friendship,trials at the hands of life... and a plot which keeps you on tenterhooks...what more could oke want with a book! A perfect read for a cosy evening. Thanks to Netgalley for the ArC.
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This was a first for me from this author and I thought it was well written and will be looking for more by the author..
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This book was just ok for me. There was enough mystery to keep me reading but in the end it just wasn’t what I expected. Thanks to NetGalley for the privilege to read and review this book.
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Jodie is back in her hometown as a “postie,” delivering mail and observing those around her living their lives when she suddenly finds out her childhood best friend, Tamsin, has moved in back into her family home. The cliff side manor has been vacant since an incident 20 years prior that severed the friendship between the girls and changed their lives forever. At first, Tamsin seems normal, but then Liz notice a huge shift - Tamsin no longer seem to recognize Liz, remember their shared memories, or even act like the girl Liz used to know. Liz is convinced something is very wrong, but with problems of her own to deal with, Liz can’t afford to make even one misstep as she tries to find the truth.

This book alternates between timelines: the present day and 20 years ago with the events leading up to the fateful event that tore the girls apart. Both are told from Liz’s POV.

The story here is really interesting and it pulled me right in: a bored, possibly over reactive postal employee with some skeletons in her closet sees her friend for the first time in years and things seem OK at first - but then things stat to go horribly wrong. Add in some shady side characters and twists, and you’ve got yourself a great mystery. And this book really delivers. I didn’t see most of those twists coming at all (there was one I had a mild suspicion of, but it was a pretty small one compared to some of the doozies in there!).

The conclusion was great because it wrapped everything up nicely and like I said had some nice twists in there. I had some theories going in my head, but I was wrong with most of them - and the truth was pretty good! I was excited to see what the author came up with, it was clever and original.

Liz as a character was interesting. I really liked her and was rooting for her, but at a certain point I really wanted her to stand up for herself - especially with her mother. Like I was biting my tongue for her and trying not to reach into the pages and shake her, to tell her to stand up for herself! But I think the relationship with her mother is why she became so obsessed with Tamsin. Tamsin and her mother were an escape, so she needed to keep them safe and sound. 

It didn’t take me long to finish this one, the reading was quick and easy, and the book was very enjoyable. If you’re looking for a good mystery you can wrap up nicely in a few days, this is the book for you! Highly recommended!
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A brilliant read.AI loved this story full of twists that held your interest a great setting with Interesting characters. A must read read for fans of this author never disappoints
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As I read the first hundred pages of this novel, I could not help thinking that its author Tracy Buchanan had been too ambitious and packed too much in: complicated mother-daughter relationships, childhood trauma, the difference between the affluent and the poor, shattered childhood dreams, a bitter custody battle, the many deceptions that go on in a seemingly respectable setting, an atmospheric coastal location …. It was not until a little later that the novel’s main character, Liz, endeared herself to me and I genuinely began to care about her challenges. As a mail courier who makes social media posts under the tagline ‘the Jolly Postie’, Liz now has a completely outlook on the place she grew up in. Some of her fondest memories relate to Lakewell Manor, the childhood home of her former friend Tamsin. But why does Tamsin recognise her one day and not the next? What secret does Tamsin’s new fiancé harbour? And will Liz be able to cling onto her two much-loved daughters, some sort of relationship with her demanding mother, and the courier job that helps her keep her head above water? 
Quite beautifully written, I enjoyed this complex novel, even though it packs a lot in, and am grateful to NetGalley and to the publishers for the free ARC I was gifted in exchange for this honest, unbiased review.
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This is the first book I've read by Tracy Buchanan and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The book is a quick read, filled with suspense and an unexpected ending. Secrets Between Friends is a good old-fashion mystery and "who dunit."
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Interesting read going from the past to the present to make sense of the mystery currently going on. Liz and tamsin used to be best friends when they were younger, has the new tamsin changed that much or is there something going on?
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This book was very good, it grabs you right from the start.  I could not put it down.  The characters were all great, in there own way...some very good and some very bad, but it definitely keeps you guessing who is goid and who is bad.  
Thanks to netgalley,  the publisher and mostly the author for the chance to read this advanced copy.
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Liz is leading a relatively happy life as a postwoman in her home town. That is until her old friend Tamsin returns. However, Tamsin has changed beyond recognition. Tamsin and Liz hold a very big secret. Will their secret remain secret. An interesting and intriguing story about friendship and betrayal.
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