It may well leave you reflecting on your own friendships and on family relationships and being there for your own children, so realistic are the people and events. You won't regret reading this!
Fanny Blake's beat is middle-aged, middle-class family life gone wrong and here's her best one yet ... Wryly perceptive, excellently plotted, packed with telling lifestyle detail and especially good on the monumental selfishness of teenagers
A very enjoyable read, with a great pair of female leads . . . Blake really is an expert on how women think, and this is what makes this book rather special.
The twists will tantalise until the big shock on the very last page
I love the way Fanny Blake proves that women just become more and more fascinating
A fascinating look at the deconstruction of women's friendships . . . Blake is a gifted writer and a perceptive storyteller making this novel a thoroughly assured read.
[A] great choice for women to read, relate to, laugh and enjoy at the same time.
Loved With A Friend Like You by Fanny Blake - an acutely observed look at friendship and family and the complicated dynamics of them both.
A deliciously witty look at female friendship
Former publisher Fanny Blake has really developed a niche with her focus on women in mid-life, and female friendship and With A Friend Like You she offers a thoughtfully considered conundrum on the meaning, expectations and morals of being a friend ... Blake is a gifted writer and a perceptive storyteller making this novel a thoroughly assured read
Female friendship comes under the microscope ... a fabulous page-turner.
You won't regret reading this!
Fanny Blake has the gift of creating wonderful page turners from very domestic situations; and then making them warm and funny as well
A great read
A truly brilliant story of friendship and family
This a brilliant, very complex story with many threads, many twists and turns and unexpected situations dropped at you without warning . . . Highly recommended!