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The Girlfriend
The Girlfriend | Michelle Frances
The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances is a gripping and chilling debut psychological thriller, based on the fall-out following an unforgiveable lie. It looks at the potentially charged relationship between girlfriend, boyfriend and his mother, which most women can identify with, and locates it in an extreme but believable setting. A girl. A boy. His mother. And the lie she'll wish she'd never told. Laura has it all. A successful career, a long marriage to a rich husband, and a twenty-three year-old son, Daniel, who is kind, handsome, and talented. Then Daniel meets Cherry. Cherry is young, beautiful and smart but she hasn't had the same opportunities as Daniel. And she wants Laura's life. Cherry comes to the family wide-eyed and wants to be welcomed with open arms, but Laura suspects she's not all that she seems. When tragedy strikes, an unforgiveable lie is told. It is an act of desperation, but the fall-out will change their lives forever.
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catherine2
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I‘m finding this book to be a little stressful. The “girlfriend” is already being so manipulative to this poor mom and I am not even half done. 😰 No complaints about the writing. It‘s almost TOO good!

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BookishMarginalia
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Update: We‘re back at the gate in the very closed terminal, waiting for at least 2 hours until a light for the plane arrives from Orlando (we‘re at the Tampa airport). Oh joy.

cariashley Ugh hang in there! Holiday travel is the worst! 13mo
CouronneDhiver Sounds like it‘s time to hit the bar... 🥂 13mo
Jennick2004 Yuck! Time to read at least?! #silverlining 13mo
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BookishMarginalia
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Bought this at the airport, as a little reward. I don‘t really enjoy the flight experience. (I‘m keeping my #JolabokaflodSwap book for tomorrow — thanks again @Lidia !) — we‘re aboard a super full, small jet with people with LOTS of packages, a flier with a fully-grown Dalmatian as a comfort animal, and for some odd reason, lots of people traveling in pajama pants. (By the way, some people are amazed their huge bags don‘t fit) 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️😳😕

DivineDiana Safe travels! Hope the flight‘s not too long! Sounds crazy! 🤪 13mo
CouronneDhiver I‘m not the best flier either... but that sounds like an extra interesting one 🙄 13mo
MaleficentBookDragon Yikes! Safe travels. 13mo
Kappadeemom I‘m amazed at the grown folks that travel in PJs 13mo
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ThatNerdyBookwyrm
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Over bearing mother who is one step away from Norma Bates level of being in love with her son can‘t stand the fact that her son has met someone and is falling in love with her. I am so sick of this trope.

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Christine11
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I listened to this on audiobook whilst going on dog walks and it was a fun easy listen. It‘s about the tension between a rich woman and her sons new girlfriend. It‘s a bit melodramatic at times but I did enjoy it! Nothing mind blowing but a good listen. 😊

KateFulfordAuthor Christine: If you like the dynamic of this story, may I recommend my debut to you? It has a sassy female narrative, a well developed cast of characters and a page turning plot. All the information you need (summary, reviews and more) is available in the link in my bio. Thank you, Kate. (edited) 2y
Christine11 @KateFulfordAuthor I‘ll definitely have a look at it! It sounds really interesting 😊🌸💛 2y
KateFulfordAuthor Thanks @Christine11 - hope you love it! 2y
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Bookladylinda
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When Daniel meets Cherry, he is pretty attracted to her immediately so much so that he asks her out the sane day they meet, not long into their courtship Daniel takes Cherry to meet the parents and mom is not too thrilled with Cherry, but she does want to like her because after all, she is her beloved sons girlfriend. 🙄

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artkavanagh
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DNF — at least so far. I put it aside a few months ago, a little more than a tenth of it read, and never resumed reading. It all seems a bit pointless: two women, the mother and girlfriend of a male character, don‘t like each other. Earth shattering. If I ever do get back to it, I‘ll have to start from the beginning because I won‘t remember much.

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ReadingRuby
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Mehso-so

The Girlfriend was ok. It was an easy listen and I did want to keep going till the end. The story was a bit weak and I felt like the ending was an anticlimax. But it did have some good bits along the way.

RaimeyGallant Good to know. :) 2y
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ReadingRuby
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Another quiet day at work means an opportunity to start a new audiobook. I‘m not expecting great things from The Girlfriend but I‘m hoping it will be a fun listen

RadicalReader @ReadingRuby never a bad time for an audiobook 2y
ReadingRuby @RadicalReader nope! I can‘t concentrate as well on my work, but the day speeds by 2y
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DebBates101
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Mehso-so

The first half was good but it started dragging in the second half, ultimately ending with a predictable and disappointing thud. Pun intended.

Sharpeipup So it was a belly flop? Cool cover, at least...(puns intended) 2y
DebBates101 @Sharpeipup It wasnt all horrible, truly. I enjoyed the first half, maybe even up to the first 2/3. But the climax, yes, a belly flop. I will say that others might really enjoy the way it ended, though. I read a lot of Psy Thrillers and my perspective is different so I have to admit I am an exception to many readers of thrillers. 2y
RadicalReader @DebBates101 hate when endings fall flat especially when it‘s at the climax never been more disappointed than when books are a letdown 2y
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JoScho
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I have seen this book posted by several Littens and just found this deal on Bookbub.com! It has mixed reviews but $2.99 is a pretty good price.
https://www.bookbub.com/books/the-girlfriend-by-michelle-frances-2018-02-22?eboo...

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MichelleScott_author
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Loved this book! I could not put it down! If you liked “Gone Girl” or “Girl n the Train” then this book is for you. Full review on the blog - http://www.michellescottfiction.com/coffeeshopreviews/review-the-girlfriend-by-m...

KateFulfordAuthor If you like good character development, a smart plot and a sassy narrative, may I recommend my debut to you? See the link for reviews and more. 2y
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MichelleScott_author
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My cozy, winter evening is all laid out. Knitting, a Lifetime movie, a great book, and my favorite Starbucks iced tea: strawberry. Strawberry 🍓 ☕️

Nutmegnc My fav is Starbucks green iced tea 2y
MichelleScott_author @Nutmegnc That‘s good as well. 2y
RadicalReader @Coffeeshopreviews always a good combination of books, movies and Starbucks the trifecta of terrific 2y
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MichelleScott_author
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I was afraid to try this, but it wasn‘t too bad. Try it yourself: https://m.staples.com/sbd/cre/marketing/technology-research-centers/ereaders/spe...

RaimeyGallant I'm afraid! 2y
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actualdisneyprincess
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Honestly? Don‘t waste your time. The characters are one-dimensional, the “suspense” isn‘t suspenseful because you know EXACTLY what‘s going down, and the writing isn‘t smooth at all. I‘m disappointed, because it sounded like it would be SO good, but...it wasn‘t. #thegirlfriend #michellefrances

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actualdisneyprincess
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Honestly, I‘m not loving this. There‘s something about the writing that‘s really annoying me, and the characters are just...I don‘t know, they‘re blazingly stereotypical and pretty ridiculous. But I‘m about halfway through, so I might as well finish it. #thegirlfriend #michellefrances

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actualdisneyprincess
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Another “oooh, I think I want to read this one!” pick from the pile of new arrivals I covered last week, I‘m planning on cracking this open (except not literally, because I don‘t have it in me to break books‘ spines!) in a nice hot bubble bath. #thegirlfriend #michellefrances

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ChrisM
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Oh my! My head is still spinning after finishing this & I've reread the ending twice!
What would you do if your son is suddenly in love with a girl that you just don't trust? And things go from bad to worse & no one believes you? I had to put this down as I was reading because Cherry, the girlfriend, was getting under my skin & I wanted to help Laura, the mom.
Thank you to NetGalley & the publisher for providing an ARC for my honest review.

Godmotherx5 Cool cover 2y
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Bakingbookworm
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2 STARS - This book is touted as a ‘psychological thriller‘ but it‘s much more of a weak domestic drama. With no tension and lukewarm characters this book was a struggle even though it had a good premise. My full review: http://thebakingbookworm.blogspot.ca/2018/01/the-girlfriend.html?m=1

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MimiLovesToRead
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Another book that's already out in the UK but not here in the US that I picked up from Book Depository. I'm just about to start it. A rare snow day here in Georgia 😉

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candc320
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This was a wonderful surprise to find in my mailbox this week! Thank you to Kensington Books!

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elliebatey
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Book 4 📚 heard so many things about this book and how good it is so thought I'd give it a try. Loved this book and read it within a day couldn't stop reading it loved the plot the character of the mum 👏🏼

bookworm29 Loved this book ❤️ 2y
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Purrfectpages
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I haven't heard anything positive about any of these books, unfortunately. However they all seem to somehow fit the #girlfriends #anditisaugust

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Fridayfilms
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Mehso-so

I'm ashamed to say I completely related to the mother. Let's hope H's future partner's a little less abrasive.

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xlittlebookwormx
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Truly can't wait to sink my teeth into this great read!! #bookstagram #meetthegirlfriend

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bunibookphotos
The Girlfriend | Michelle Frances

I have just finished this book on audio and it surprised me. I didn't think I'd enjoy it as much as I did. Worth a read if you like Physiological thrillers

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CatLadyBibliophile
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It's been a bit of a rough few weeks, but I'm so excited to settle in for the night with a little wine and #MeetTheGirlfriend! I've actually already read this (#BookExpo prep) but now I have a little time on my hands and I'm ready to read it again and pick out the clues I missed the first time. Does anyone else reread thrillers like that? Just me? 😅

elkeo_TheBookDragon Excellent photo 👏👏 3y
MorganNotMegan You are one of my favorite people for this. 3y
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MorganNotMegan
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More #BookExpo / #BookCon swag ❤️😍❤️ came with rose soap and a chocolate rose, so in love with this packaging, and I cannot wait to read this thriller! #meetthegirlfriend

ScientistSam This one looked really interesting! 3y
nickimags It's a real page turner! 3y
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MrsMarks88
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Taking a break from YA fiction to binge on psychological thrillers...my kindle needed some attention anyway! This one looks really interesting: romance, lies, family and repercussions! Thanks

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nickimags
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A great thriller that had my loyalty continually changing between the main characters? I can see this working very well as a TV series or film. Definitely recommend if you enjoy psychological thrillers. Thanks so much to NetGalley and Pan Macmillan for my digital copy.

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DeborahSmall
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*Provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review *A fast paced psychological thriller. I couldn't put this one down. I hated both the lead female characters. Frustrating in parts as, for these 2 women to be intelligent, I was annoyed at how stupid they were at times. The abrupt switch in the characters POV was confusing at times, The ending felt a bit rushed and the reason the book only gets 3*s.

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DeborahSmall
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Forgot I'd promise to read this #netgalley for the 7th. Ok so far

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MorganNotMegan
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Okay, I need this book ASAP #wishlist #TBR #2018?!???????

I'm rarely sold on a cover/description, but everything about this book is screaming my name and it feels rude not to answer.

LiteraryinLititz This is the first I'm hearing about this. The premise looks good! 3y
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