Title: My Sweet Friend
Author: H.A. Leuschel
Publisher: Helene Leuschel
Source: Reads & Reels Book Tours
Release Date: December 6, 2017
A stand-alone novella from the author of Manipulated Lives
A perfect friend … or a perfect impostor?
Alexa is an energetic and charismatic professional and the new member of a Parisian PR company where she quickly befriends her colleagues Rosie and Jack. She brings a much-needed breath of fresh air into the office and ambitiously throws herself into her new job and friendships.
But is Alexa all she claims to be?
As her life intertwines with Rosie and Jack’s, they must all decide what separates truth from fiction. Will the stories that unfold unite or divide them? Can first impressions ever be trusted?
In this original novella, H.A. Leuschel evokes the powerful hold of appearances and what a person is prepared to do to keep up the facade. If you like thought-provoking and compelling reads with intriguing characters, My Sweet Friend is for you.
I really enjoyed this story.
The writing was excellent. Each chapter alternates between Rosie’s and Alexa’s perspectives. There were also flashbacks in each chapter, about the time that Alexa spent in the office. These flashbacks were woven into the narrative seamlessly. Sometimes it is jarring when a story returns to the present from a flashback, but that wasn’t the case with this story.
The story was a bit of a thriller too. Alexa’s behaviour was suspicious and her past was strange, since she didn’t talk about it. I kept wondering how much her behaviour would escalate and if she would become dangerous. It kept me guessing through the whole story.
If you’re looking for a light thriller, go check out this book.
About the Author:
Helene Andrea Leuschel grew up in Belgium where she gained a Licentiate in Journalism & Communication, which led to a career in radio and television in Brussels, London and Edinburgh. She now lives with her husband and two children in Portugal and recently acquired a Master of Philosophy with the OU, deepening her passion for the study of the mind. When she is not writing, Helene works as a freelance journalist and teaches yoga.
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