Everyone has those friends. Doesn’t matter how long it’s been, or how badly they’ve occasionally behaved, or how late it is when that call finally comes—you show up. No questions asked.
Honestly, that’s how the five of us ended up here in the Catskills. We did have the best of intentions. Especially after what happened to Alice all those years ago, we can’t bear to think of losing anyone else. In fact, we’ll do anything to make sure that doesn’t happen. We’ll go so much farther than we ever thought we would.
In the end, maybe that’s what caught up with us. That, and the fact that we’re such a complicated group—so much history and so many big personalities. Secrets, too, that can slip out at the most inopportune moments. Of course, we love each other despite all of those things. We love each other no matter what.
There’s something so beautiful about that kind of unconditional love. It can turn ugly, though. Or maybe that’s just us. After all, we’ve already been through so much together. And we have so very much to hide.
“A masterclass in thriller writing. Perfectly plotted and full of genuine surprises, this book had me rapt from start to finish. Kimberly McCreight is a sensational writer, and with Friends Like These she is at the top of her game.”
—Cristina Alger, author of Girls Like Us
“Kimberly McCreight takes us through a juicy labyrinth of lies and secrets among a privileged set of friends you’ll love to hate, and hate to love.”
— Ashley Audrain, author of The Push
“A brilliantly constructed puzzle of a novel—a shocking portrait of regret, grief, and dark loyalty.”
— Julie Clark, author of The Last Fight