Sophie's life was at a stand still. She adored taking care of her family, but after having her son Ben and being a stay at home mother and housewife, the excitement and adrenaline once felt from working outside the home was sorely missed.
Emma and her son Theo are newcomers to Tedbury. When she and Sophie cross paths, a budding friendship begins . Sophie admired Emma's energy and spontaneity; traits she wished she had inside her. But what happened in Emma's past that make her secretive? What evil has she brought with her to Tedbury?
The Friend by Teresa Driscoll is written in chapters of the past and present. The story's pace was strong and engaging in the beginning, however it slowly loses steam. The "past" chapters took too long to get to the thrill of the plot and the end of the book whizzes on by.
I didn't form any connections with the characters and Sophie annoyed me with her passive attitude.
There's a good plot in The Friend, but unfortunately it took longer than I wanted to get to the point.
Thank you Netgalley and Thomas & Mercer for an ARC in exchange for my honest review.