Flic Everett is a freelance writer based in Manchester, England. Over the past 18 years she has written for most major newspapers and magazines. In the name of work, she’s climbed 30-foot trees, ridden a horse bareback wearing a cocktail dress (her, not it), been white water rafting on the River Jordan and swum with dolphins in Jamaica. She’s also had a drink with George Best, spent New Year’s Eve with Prince Naz, huddled in a hotel room with Howard Marks and served (unofficially) as Anthea Turner’s therapist. Despite that, she spends a lot of time drinking tea and staring out of my office window. She is a columnist, agony aunt, celebrity interviewer, feature writer, broadcaster (she once presented Woman’s Hour- the most grown up she’s ever felt), editor and author. Having just published first novel she’s begun the second. Mostly, she loves what she does.
“I loved this book. It was like reading about your own best friends.”
“Look closely at the characters and you’ll be sure to spot some of yourself and your friends in their number…”
“The characters are real and say things that my friends would say. It’s a funny, charming and compassionate book and I loved reading about how the 6 lives of the main characters were woven together.”
“Thoroughly enjoyable. Hope there is more planned!”
“This is an eloquent, witty and outstanding novel, elegantly composed and structured and I couldn’t recommend it highly enough.”
“Brilliant. I hated going to sleep at night because I had to put it down!”
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They thought their friendship would last forever- then real life got in the way.
Six Friends. Six very different people. Laura, Maggie, Della, Chris, Matt and Susie have been friends for years. They know each other inside out- and they don’t need anyone else. But Best Friend Laura is getting married- and a startling offer could mean she’ll never see her friends again. Hobby Friend Maggie is single, secure- and desperate for a baby. She thinks she’s found the perfect solution- until one night of madness threatens her future, and she’s forced to keep a devastating secret. Mum Friend Della has four children, and a workaholic husband. She’s coping- just- until she risks confiding in the last person she should be getting close to. And Gay Friend Matt makes a life-changing decision – before realising, too late, that he may have been too trusting. Flirty Friend Chris is a commitment-phobe, but is his fear of relationships steering him towards an act of selfishness that could destroy a close friend’s life? Party Friend Susie, meanwhile, is in trouble- and if her friends can’t save her, she could be heading for serious danger.
This funny, insightful novel explores what true friendship really means and whether it’s possible to remain friends forever- even when your own happiness is at risk.