Your Closest Friend
Karen Perry

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Narrated By: Jade Yourell, Joanne King

Duration: 10 hours and 35 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Your Closest Friend by Karen Perry, read by Joanne King and Jade Yourell.

She saved your life.

One hot, humid night in London, Cara is caught up in a wave of terror and chaos. Until a hand reaches out - and a stranger pulls her to safety.

She knows your darkest secrets.

Taking refuge with her unlikely rescuer, Cara shares more of herself with Amy than she ever has with anyone, including her husband. But after the hours of darkness are over, she can't remember exactly what secrets she revealed.

Cara attempts to put it all behind her. But cracks begin to show in her life and marriage, and she starts to receive anonymous threats.

She's your closest friend.

As Cara's life begins to skid out of control, Amy reappears, offering to help.

Amy is only person Cara can turn to, who knows her hidden side. Amy saved her that night.

But what if the biggest threat to Cara is the stranger she's invited into her home?

She's your worst nightmare.


Psychological thriller, Crime & mystery fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction

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Original and impressively contemporary with an excellent final twist

Daily Mail

A compelling thriller

Sunday Mirror


Simon Mayo Radio 2 Book Club

Like Gone Girl . . . It's the most gripping thing I've read for ages

Evening Standard

Full of intrigue and incident and keeps us guessing until the very last page

Liz Nugent

Beautifully written, with just the right balance of teasing the reader with clues and hitting them with revelations


It's that most powerful thing, a beautifully written mystery driven by its exploration of the characters' innermost hearts

Tana French

A tightly-paced rocket ride that delivers a brilliant portrait of one woman driven to the edge by another woman's utter obsession. It reminds us that old secrets can bubble away in the background just waiting for the right time to reappear and destroy lives. If you're a fan of menacing psychological thrillers that chill to the bone, this book is for you

Sunday Independent

This brilliant binge-read thriller has a real roller coaster of an ending


Truly remarkable . . . Grips your heart from the first pages and simply never lets go

Jeffery Deaver

With one of the most tense and heart-pumping openings I've ever read, I loved this clever thriller about obsession and toxic friendships

bestselling author of Do Not Disturb

One of the most richly satisfying psychological thrillers of 2016, a book that hooks the reader from the first page

Irish Independent

This thriller starts with a bang . . . a tightly woven thriller that completely sucks you in from the beginning . . . compelling. Another triumph

RTE Guide

Cleverly written. A tense domestic thriller that is full of surprises

Irish Mail on Sunday

Praise for Karen Perry


Don't be surprised if you devour it in one sitting

Crime Fiction Lovers

Unputdownable, leading to a stunning conclusion you won't see coming

Michelle Richmond

This thriller had us gripped right from the start

Take a Break

Builds to an incredibly tense finale - before delivering an amazing final twist. Riveting stuff

Sunday Mirror

This tense, unpredictable novel blends a thriller with an intimate family story to produce a most compelling read

John Boyne

Genuinely surprising


This character-driven thriller is smart and compelling