My Best Friend’s Murder by Polly Phillips. (2021).
**3.5 out of 5 stars**
Bec and Izzy have been best friends their whole lives. They’ve been through a lot together and have been side by side for all of the highs and lows life has thrown at him. But there’s a darker side to their friendship too – and Bec is about to reach breaking point. Then Izzy is found broken and bloodied at the bottom of the stairs. It could have been an accident – perhaps she fell – but if the police decide to look for a killer, then Bec is sure to be their prime suspect.
Talk about having a frenemy, my gosh! By halfway through the book, I wanted to push Izzy down the stairs myself. Any redeeming feature she had would be immediately forgotten by her clearly manipulative behaviour. In saying that, Bec was no angel; it was pretty clear she had a long term crush on Bec’s husband Rich (and I wouldn’t classify that as a spoiler because I think it was obvious from the beginning). Their friendship was like a little soap opera and when you learn parts of their history it makes you wonder why they were even still friends at all. The story becomes a who-dunnit as it seems there a multiple people that have a motive to hurt Izzy…
This is the debut novel for the author and I think it’s pretty enjoyable and will be well liked.