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  • Published: 4 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9781473568686
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

The Family Friend

The gripping twist-filled thriller from the author of Happy Ever After

An addictive, page-turning psychological thriller about a mother of one who achieves sudden fame through Instagram as a parent influencer.

'Gripping, unsettling and thoroughly absorbing...thrilling' B.P. Walter, author of The Dinner Guest

Erin lives an idyllic life by the seaside with her baby boy and Australian fiancée. She's upbeat and happy - a natural mum. At least that's what her thousands of followers on Instagram think.

In the real world, Erin is struggling with anxiety and finding it difficult to connect with her screaming son. So when a famous agent offers to make her the biggest Instamum out there, she's over the moon. And when Amanda, a family friend who's visiting from Australia, says she'll move in and babysit to help make it happen, it seems like the stars have finally aligned for Erin's exciting new career.

But when a devastatingly revealing video is posted online by an anonymous troll, Erin's brought crashing back to earth. As everything she's worked for starts to slip away, Erin must find out how far she can trust those closest to her...


**Picked as a 2020 'Unmissable Debut' by the Daily Express**

'Excellent domestic noir, chillingly plausible... I loved the ending' Jo Spain, author of The Confession
'Kept me gripped and kept me guessing' Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She Said

An absorbing story, a bunch of unexpected twists, great writing. I totally lost myself in this book' John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

  • Published: 4 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9781473568686
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

About the author

C. C. MacDonald

C. C. MacDonald is a writer and actor based in Margate where he lives with his wife, two children and dog Frankie.

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Praise for The Family Friend

Gripping, unsettling and thoroughly absorbing. C.C. Macdonald's second novel is just as thrilling as his superb debut.

B. P. Walter

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