Friends Don’t Lie

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Pub Date 29 Sep 2022 | Archive Date Not set

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The new addictive, compelling and immersive thriller from Nell Pattison, with enough dark twists to give you whiplash…Fans of Ruth Ware and Lisa Jewell will be hooked.

My name is Isabella Butterworth. Your name is Isabella Butterworth.

We’re around the same age. We live in the same town.

But your life is more exciting than mine, isn’t it? Richer, dramatic, more fulfilling.

Imagine if I’d never found out about you…

But I have. Because someone mistook me for you.

And now I can’t stop thinking about you because I know you’re in trouble. You need my help.

And I need a way to get to know you.

To save you.

To be you…

The unputdownable new thriller from Nell Pattison that will turn everything you thought you knew on its head…perfect for fans of Ruth Ware and Lisa Jewell.

Readers are GRIPPED by Friends Don’t Lie:

‘A real cracker! Fast paced and full of clever characters. Just when I thought I got it…I hadn’t’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Kept me guessing the entire time!’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I really did not see that twist coming’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I read this in several hours – I was completely swept away’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘If you love twisty books, this book is for you! If you love great characters, this book is for you! If you love great writing, this book is for you!’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Will keep you reading into the early hours of the night … I couldn’t turn the pages quick enough!’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The new addictive, compelling and immersive thriller from Nell Pattison, with enough dark twists to give you whiplash…Fans of Ruth Ware and Lisa Jewell will be hooked.

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Isabella Butterworth is mistaken for someone of the same name and soon becomes obsessed with the other woman, especially as she might be in danger. Can she put herself in the other Isabella's life and keep her safe?

Another brilliant book by Nell Pattison, the book was thrilling, tense and exciting, and kept me racing through the pages. Full of twists, turns and absolute shocks. Fantastic, loved it!

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an advance copy of the book in return for my honest feedback.

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As a big fan of Nell Pattison’s previous novels, I was delighted to receive an advanced copy in return for my honest review. It did not disappoint. In fact, I believe this to be the best so far.

Many thanks to NetGalley, Avon Books UK and Nell Pattison for giving me this opportunity.

Two people with the same name, Isabella Butterworth, live in the same town. They are of a similar age but that is where the similarities end as they are living entirely different lifestyles. One gets mistaken for the other and attacked by a man so she decides to find out what she can about the other woman who has the same name.

This is a clever plot with some real twists and turns which I did not see coming. Enjoyable and fast paced.

Highly recommended.

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I do love a nell patteson book. The start was interesting and yet again gave me an insight into hearing loss which I never really thought of . Then the book went dark and twisty and I really wanted to know where it was going to go just loved it and devoured it in one afternoon.

I was given an advance copy by the publishers and netgalley but the review is entirely my own.

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I am a massive fan of the author, whether it’s her ‘silent’ series or a standalone, she smashes every book each time.

This story instantly pulled me in and my interest was engaged throughout, I loved the idea of mistaken identities.

As always, my reviews are spoiler free, but the twists!! I’m lucky I didn’t drowned in my hot tub from all the jumping around I was doing! Absolutely amazing (yes I’m 5ft feck all, so it could have been a reality 😂)

I cannot wait for the next book (and completely crossing my fingers for the next ‘Silent’ instalment

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I really enjoyed this book, it had a good sense of mystery with some interesting twists that I did not see coming (which is unsual after reading so many similar books).

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I’ve read, and really enjoyed, all this author’s books so I was pleased to get the chance to read the latest one.

Isabella Butterworth lives alone now that her brother is in prison and, due to her hearing difficulties worsening, she starts to cut herself off from her friends who don’t seem to care much for her anyway. A few times, Isabella has received emails for another Isabella Butterworth, but ignored them until she got one from a photographer. She couldn’t resist having a look at this person who shared her name, along with her husband and children.

Soon after, Isabella is accosted outside her flat by an angry man – clearly looking for trouble - she’s never seen before, and it becomes clear that he’s actually looking for the other Isabella Butterworth. She needs to warn the other Isabella but will need to find a way of doing that, so she plans to befriend her.

A brilliantly written thriller that will keep you gripped.

Thank you to NetGalley and Avon Books for an advance reader copy in return for an honest review.

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Friends don’t lie by Nell Pattison is a fast paced book which’ll draw you in and keep you turning the pages to invest into the story.

We are introduced to our characters - two women with the same name ‘Isabella Butterworth’ who live in the same town. Isabella is attacked whilst walking home by a man who states he is going to kill Isabella Butterworth once he comes upon her. Now being concerned for the safety of the other Isabella she will set out to find and befriend her but before she is able to do that the man is now dead.. murder or suicide? She is now stuck in a look trying to figure out what is going on. There is more to the plot but I don’t want to spoil anything.

Overall the story is amazingly written and fast paced, it constantly kept me thinking I was on the right path to what was going on but then I was proven wrong. There will be many times you’ll be questioning what is going on but it is a very entertaining read. I highly recommend this book.

Thank you to Netgalley, publisher and Avon Books Uk for my copy in exchange of an honest review. I am a huge fan of Nell Pattison and I can’t wait for any more upcoming reads.

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My name is Isabella Butterworth. Your name is Isabella Butterworth.
We’re around the same age. We live in the same town.
But your life is more exciting than mine, isn’t it? Richer, dramatic, more fulfilling.
Imagine if I’d never found out about you…
But I have. Because someone mistook me for you.
And now I can’t stop thinking about you because I know you’re in trouble. You need my help.
And I need a way to get to know you.
To save you.
To be you…
Read in one sitting really enjoyable read totally recommend
Thank You NetGalley and Avon Books Uk
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what a fantastic read, thank you Netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to review this book. I could not put it down.

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Riverting book fom beginning to end. Two people share the same name Isabella Butterworth. When one of them is mistaken for someone else with that name and is threatened they decide to go undercover and try and warn the other person with the same name.
She soon becomes totally fixated on this person and what she does will make you say no don't do it. The ending was a nice suprise and not expected at all. I am hoping that the way it was left there could be another book to continue their story.

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Isabel Butterworth (Izzy) keeps receiving emails meant for another Isabel Butterworth who lives nearby, and decides one to befriend her, but under a pseudonym. It turns out the other Isabel’s (Bella’s) life is not as perfect as Izzy first thought and has concern her husband has a dark side.
An intriguing thriller, which you think you have worked out, then a colossal twist right near the end. An truly great piece of writing, rather cleverly told from the two Isabels perspective. A highly recommended read and top marks to Nell Pattison.

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There is no doubt this author is really getting into her stride. She is a rare talent. I hadn’t read anything by her before but will peruse the back catalogue.

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Well written with a gripping storyline and well developed characters , some of which were absolutely hateful. Twisty and unpredictable, I couldnt put it down.

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Absoulutely thrilling, tense page turner. Kept me guessing and was not predictable at all.
The flow of the book is well paced and a fast paced ride right up until the end. First time i have read this author but im hooked to her addictive style.

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Thank you to NetGalley Avon Books UK and the author Nell Pattison for allowing me to read this book for an honest review.

The book starts off with Isabella Butterworth (Izzy) trying to find a Dr Palmeri for her brother who is in jail for negligent manslaughter and he needs to find Dr Palmeri. Izzy is having difficulty locating Dr Palmeri and receives a few emails for another Isabella Butterworth (Bella). Izzy is confronted by a man outside her house one day who threatens her until he realises she is the not Isabella he is looking for.

Izzy then takes it upon herself to find the other Isabella and befiend her with the intention of warning her about the man and then protecting her.

The last book of Nell Pattison that I read was Hide so I was aware of twists and turns in the journey but I was not expecting so many twists.

I found the pace a little bit slow early in the book, but hey you have to set the scene. After that I was right into the book and enjoyed the read.

I am tossing up between a 4 and a 5 rating, but will go with the 5. If you like mysteries with a twist this is for you.

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Awesome twists.
My name is Isabella Butterworth. Your name is Isabella Butterworth. We’re around the same age. We live in the same town. But your life is more exciting than mine, isn’t it? Richer, dramatic, more fulfilling. Imagine if I’d never found out about you… But I have. Because someone mistook me for you. And now I can’t stop thinking about you because I know you’re in trouble. You need my help. And I need a way to get to know you. To save you. To be you…
Loved it very much.
Thanks to NetGalley and Avon Books UK for giving me an advance copy.

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I was gripped from the first few pages of Friends Don't Lie. The characters intrigued me and although I guessed some of the twists the ending left me speechless. A great read and highly recommended.

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Friends Don’t Lie by Nell Pattison is a hugely absorbing novel that will keep you utterly gripped and reading into the early hours of the night.
Pattison’s writing makes this a very easy read to get into, I couldn’t stop turning the pages quick enough.
An exciting, intriguing read! I could not stop reading Friends Don’t Lie!
There were twists and turns and just when everything was figured out, another bomb was dropped!
Nell is an incredible writer, with engaging characters and fantastic pacing and a very relatable writing style and it all adds up to a pretty immense novel.

“I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.”

Avon,
Thank You for your generosity and gifting me a copy of this amazing eARC!

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A real cracker!
Fast paced read full of devious and/or clever characters.
I had no trouble getting into this book from the very start.
Great writing from this author just when i thought i got it....i hadn't.
My only disappointment was that i finished it far to quickly.
Thanks to the publisher and netgalley for an early copy.
Well deserved five stars.

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I really, really enjoyed reading this book! It was fast paced and it kept me guessing the entire time!

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I received an advanced reader’s copy in exchange for an honest review

I really enjoyed this book – I related and liked all three of the female protagonists, and I really did not see the twist coming. Definitely motivating me to read more by this author and will add her to my autorequest list!

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With friends like these who needs enemies? Perfect thriller for a rainy day. I cozied up and read this book in several hours. I was completely swept away by the plot.

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Thank you NetGalley and Avon Books UK for the copy of Friends Don’t Lie. I love books by Nell Pattison and this was no exception. Her characters are always well drawn and the two Isabelles were great characters. I was sorry that the hearing loss was not carried on throughout the story or used as a plot point because I loved the deaf representation in the ‘Silent’ books and in Hide. Read this book carefully - there is so much going on it’s easy to miss important happenings. . I did (because I sped through the book) and was confused at one point! If you love twisty books, this book is for you! If you love great characters, this book is for you! If you love great writing, this book is for you!

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