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Keep Your Friends Close [PDF] ✩ Keep Your Friends Close By Janelle Harris – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Darcy Hogan’s perfect life is all over social media She’s beautiful, she’s successful, and she and her childhood sweetheart are about to become parents for the first time But behind all the foll Darcy Hogan’s perfect life is all over social media She’s beautiful, she’s successful, and she and her childhood sweetheart are about to become parents for the first time But behind all the followers and the superficial likes lurks a darker truth…In reality, Darcy feels isolated and afraid Her difficult pregnancy has her confined to the house, she’s being harassed online, Keep Your ePUB í and outofcontrol debt threatens to ruin everything she’s worked so hard forWhen her husband is summoned away on business, Darcy’s cabin fever soon spirals into fear Who is making mysterious phone calls and knocking on her door? Is it an old friend trying to reach out—or a stranger determined to push in?As her due date creeps closer, Darcy feels ever certain that someone is out to get her She’s desperate to get away—but is she running from the right person?.


10 thoughts on “Keep Your Friends Close

  1. Pat Pat says:

    Darcy and Luke Hogan have the perfect life. They have a lovely home, they both run Darcy’s Dishes - a vegan ready meal enterprise that is soon due to expand significantly and they are expecting their first baby. Darcy has been taking a bit of a back seat lately though as she has been quite sick throughout her pregnancy, this all becomes horribly relevant later. However, when an old school friend appears out of the blue and starts to insert herself in their lives things start to go sideways for Darcy and Luke.

    Reading this was a bit like watching one of those horror movies where you yell at the screen “get out of the house”. But of course that doesn’t happen - not in the movies (or there wouldn’t be any horror) or in this book. The story is presented from a number of perspectives and in two timelines 1999/2000 and 2019 and the clues are all there in the past. While I’m sure many readers will love this, the book didn’t grab me. I’ve read too many that start with X and Y have a perfect life until...it’s getting a little old. Also, it was obvious to me what was going on right from the start so there was no element of surprise and no twist for me although the author did try to provide these. I also thought all the characters, apart from the villain, were so incredibly gullible. Parts of the story relating to the business just didn’t ring true.

    Having said all that, I did find the second half was quite readable and I did want to know how it all finished. It was quite a good story which kept me reading and I do think a lot of readers will enjoy it. Thanks to Netgalley, Amazon Publishing UK and Janelle a Harris for providing this copy in exchange for an unbiased review. 2.5 stars rounded up.


  2. Leona Leona says:

    I have just finished reading this book and all I can say is wow what an utterly brilliant read this was. I just love a book that messes with your head, a book that you have no idea what is going to happen next and with this book I got all that. From the first page this book had me hooked and I just wanted to keep reading to find out what was going to happen next. For fans of psychological thrillers this book is a must read. 5⭐️


  3. Hannelore Cheney Hannelore Cheney says:

    Thank you NetGalley and Amazon Publishing UK for the eARC.
    This was a heck of a psychological thriller...very tense, especially towards the end; I read way too late!
    Darcy Hogan's life is just about perfect: she's a successful business woman, married to her longtime love and heavily pregnant. When she is on a popular tv show being interviewed, a nasty call comes in from a voice of the past. The book features three pov's: Darcy, Gillian and Tina. They all went to the same fancy private school where bullying was one of the sports played. Twenty years later, it seems to be payback time...
    This won't be my last Janelle Harris book, I really enjoyed it! Definitely recommended.


  4. Jo Jo says:

    Dare you and Luke are childhood sweethearts and appear to have everything but beneath the polished exterior is a web of debt and the need for a business partner.
    What follows is a psychological thriller that has you suspecting everyone.
    This is one of those books where you think you have an inkling of what is happening but then a twist follows..
    Who would you invite in to your house? Do you know your friends and family?
    This story ends with one of the best one liners that made me laugh.
    This is the first book in a while that Janelle Harris has written where I’ve not been ugly crying- a refreshing change. 4.5 stars


  5. Tessa Tessa says:

    ⭐⭐⭐ Read for me, folks!

    Keep Your Friends Close is an adult, multi-POV thriller about the consequences of our past, and how even the best of intentions can sow seeds of madness under the wrong circumstances.

    Darcy Hogan and her husband, Luke, were childhood sweethearts; popular, beautiful, and sure to be successful. If you looked at them from the outside twenty years later, you would say that this was true—but nothing is ever what it seems on the internet. Their company is on the verge of bankruptcy and with Darcy heavily pregnant, their image and sales are taking heavy tolls. In order to bring some new buzz to the business, Darcy agrees to go on a famous talk show to promote their brand. But when a mysterious caller outs their situation on live TV, Darcy, sick and paranoid already, can't explain the gut-wrenching feeling that something is going to go terribly wrong. And worse, Luke doesn't seem to believe her.

    We hit all the key points of a thriller, with a nice twist of being able to see into the mind of the villain and catch glimpses of their past. The narration flipped back and forth between past and present, giving insight on not just the situations that created our antagonist, but what was going on in their mind at the time and how they fell so far into insanity. Personally, I love being able to delve deeply into the backstory of the bad guy. It brings a depth and understanding — and even better, a touch of fear if the formula proves true.

    Darcy was an interesting POV for me. I found her simpering at times. Definitely a bit airheaded. I wasn't enjoying her for the first half of the book, but her POV moved the plot forward the most and so I also often couldn't wait to get back to it. By the last third, we find her backbone, we find her intelligence, and I can only wish we'd gotten to see more of her earlier.

    This story is going to be familiar to most thriller readers. There is not a lot in terms of deviation from the usual story beats, and an unfortunate lack of red-herrings or actual mystery. It left the tension lacking, as really we were just waiting for Darcy to figure out what we know going in and it...well, you'll find out. It wasn't my favorite reveal.

    I was fascinated by the antagonist in general terms as they seemed to just always have the knack for obsession and violence, it wasn't so much *created* by circumstance as we often see. Or at least, it wasn't anything we get to witness ourselves. Those people are almost scarier in my opinion.

    It was a smooth ride from start to finish even with the POV switching and the time skips back and forth, but it didn't blow me away. But if you enjoy fast-paced, close-to-the-vest thrillers you'll wanna snag this when it hits the shelves 06 Oct 2020.

    *As always, my thanks go to Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for gifting me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review.*


  6. Inscribed Inklings Inscribed Inklings says:

    Thank you NetGalley and Amazon Publishing UK for the eARC in exchange for an honest review.

    I defenitely liked this book. Will I read this authors book again? Yes. She got the perfect formula for a psychological thriller. But the execution is lacking in some places but overall it's a good book. I'd recommend you to read this one, especially if you love thrillers.

    This story is about Darcy Hogan, who is absolutely perfect on paper. She is stunning and she has her own successful business, Darcy's Dishes. It's a vegan food company. She is married to her long time boyfriend, Luke Hogan, who is also her business partner. They look perfect together. She is currently pregnant with her first child. This pregnancy has been particularly difficult for her. She has had multiple hospital stays.

    Beneath the surface of all the glam, Darcy's business is actually struggling. They are in debt and they need investors now. They are scrambling on what to do next when they get on opportunity to appear on a tv show. A mystery caller rattles them on the show. After which, everything becomes worse.

    The book is written from three points of view; Darcy, Gillian and Tina. They all went to boarding school together 20 years ago. Darcy feels like there is something amiss. Strangers lurking in the dark and weird calls.

    I found the different POVs little distracting and confusing in some places. The ending was really shocking. But it answered all the questions I had through it the book. Its a really good psychological thriller.

    Read it / Skip it- My verdict- READ📖

    Rating- ⭐⭐⭐✨


  7. Jené Brown Jené Brown says:

    Meet Darcy and Luke, high school sweethearts, entrepreneurs, and parents to be. We meet them as they are appearing on a popular talk show, which promises to bring the extra publicity they need to boost their company. On the surface it looks like this beautiful couple could have no enemies: Darcy is successful, but also kind-hearted, they live in a safe and sought after neighborhood, and have a cute little Bichon Frise for extra protection and cuddles. But on the set of the talk show, Darcy receives an ominous phone call during the Q&A portion that makes her uneasy. She is bed bound with a difficult pregnancy, so are the strange occurrences that follow due to her going a little stir crazy or is their something more happening?

    This book sucked me right in and I didn't want to put it down. The characters are well developed and most of then are extremely likeable, although quite often I wanted to shake some sense into them (especially Darcy). The suspense builds throughout the book, keeping you guessing at what might happen next. As a mom of a 4 month old baby, there was one part where I worried I might need to stop reading, but it brought me to the edge of the cliff without throwing me over.

    If you love psychological thrillers and don't particularly feel like getting any sleep, this is a book that will keep you up and wanting more!

    A huge thank you to Amazon Publishing UK and NetGalley for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.


  8. Jené Brown Jené Brown says:

    Meet Darcy and Luke, high school sweethearts, entrepreneurs, and parents to be. We meet them as they are appearing on a popular talk show, which promises to bring the extra publicity they need to boost their company. On the surface it looks like this beautiful couple could have no enemies: Darcy is successful, but also kind-hearted, they live in a safe and sought after neighborhood, and have a cute little Bichon Frise for extra protection and cuddles. But on the set of the talk show, Darcy receives an ominous phone call during the Q&A portion that makes her uneasy. She is bed bound with a difficult pregnancy, so are the strange occurrences that follow due to her going a little stir crazy or is their something more happening?

    This book sucked me right in and I didn't want to put it down. The characters are well developed and most of then are extremely likeable, although quite often I wanted to shake some sense into them (especially Darcy). The suspense builds throughout the book, keeping you guessing at what might happen next. As a mom of a 4 month old baby, there was one part where I worried I might need to stop reading, but it brought me to the edge of the cliff without throwing me over.

    If you love psychological thrillers and don't particularly feel like getting any sleep, this is a book that will keep you up and wanting more!

    A huge thank you to Amazon Publishing UK and NetGalley for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.


  9. Jordyn Jordyn says:

    What is it they say? Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer?

    Keep Your Friends Close by Janelle Harris is told from multiple perspectives, but mostly focuses on Darcy, the protagonist, and Tina, the girl who has been obsessed with Darcy and her husband Luke since they were students in boarding school. The story starts and reveals Darcy and Luke are suffering from a difficult pregnancy and financial woes and are at odds with one another. With Luke away on business and Darcy having cabin fever as her due date creeps closer, Darcy feels ever more certain that someone is out to get her. She’s desperate to get away—but is she running from the right person?

    What I didn't like about this book?
    Sometimes, the story felt a bit rushed and disjointed. While, at times, I think the disjointedness helped with the plot and the creepy, suspense feeling the author was trying to create, I think the majority of the time it made me feel disconnected to the plot and characters. Also, I feel like the relationship between characters was lacking. I didn't feel connected to them or their relationships, minus Tina.

    What I did like about the book?
    The suspense and creepiness. The book gave me chills and made me wonder what will happen next. Going on, I feel like the psyche of Tina was really well done! It made me feel all the things a thriller should and I was curious to see where the author would take me.


  10. Priya Moonsamy Priya Moonsamy says:

    Synopsis:
    Darcy and Luke Hogan were childhood sweethearts who got married, started a food business and are now expecting their first child.
    When Darcy gets invited to a talk show to discuss business and pregnancy, she hesitates but knows the business isn’t performing as well as it did. What she didn’t expect was a disturbing phone call from a girl who she went to school with and has not thought about in 20 years.
    Darcy starts to notice noises in her house and has a eerie feeling that all is not what it seems. As the baby fast approaches and the business failing, Darcy meets another old friend who is here to save the day.
    As the strange occurrences continue, Darcy has to find out who she can trust and how can she protect her business and her family.




    Review: 4/5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    This was a great, quick read for me. The book sucked me in and the short chapters kept me hooked.
    Darcy was a likeable character but gullible. Tina and Gillian however made the book interesting. I loved reading from each perspective but yet knowing there is more to the story.
    The story goes between the years 1999/2000 to 2019 and I loved how the story developed.
    I did expect the ending so not the biggest surprise but was still a good psychological thriller. This is my first book from this author and I hope to read many more


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