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A funeral and a murder mystery. The scene is set for the story which covers some thirty years in the lives of four women who meet through their work in further education. Over the years they have to overcome not only upheavals in their working lives but also their own personal problems. Adultery, addiction and domestic violence are just some of the issues with which they are faced but no issue is more significant than the ultimate betrayal of their friendship. Have the consequences of this betrayal led to the murder of the man at whose funeral we first meet them? Is one of the four friends guilty of taking such a definitive revenge? Ultimately, they will need to answer the question of whether they will indeed remain Forever Friends?
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Nov 8, 2015This was a fantastic read from start to finish, the chapters were short and interesting. I felt that I knew the characters so well .I will be recommending this book to my friends and family. Reviewed by Maureen Sutton.
Oct 26, 2015Having worked in the Further Education Sector, from the eighties to the naughties, this book provided a lovely back-drop for some nostalgia and did capture my early days when full of enthusiasm and energy. I have also maintained a long lasting friendship with ex colleagues from this period of my life so found it particularly believable. The main characters in the book were all very believable as well as the others in supporting roles and it felt like I was reading about people I know. I do hasten to add that I am sure no-one I know would ever betray a friend!!! I found that my interest was maintained throughout and managed to read it over a weekend. For me it was the four friends that kept me glued rather than the murder plot. Having said that it soon became clear that I may have committed murder on such a horrid person had I the misfortune to meet him. This story epitomises how a good friendship can overcome most things even betrayal but also the need for a group of individuals to... More > help smooth over the inevitable ups and downs of life and relationships. I would recommend this as a great book for a "Reading Group" as it offers such a variety of topics and view points for a very lively session. It is also a good one for a holiday read as it keeps your attention, is easy to pick up again and not too heavy for the weight restrictions, if going abroad. In my view it is a great book for a winter evening or weekend where you can snuggle up with a good glass of wine and your book. I have purchased two copies for Christmas presents and although I have spent many years reducing the number of presents I now buy am almost wishing I still bought more as this book would make an ideal present for hard working people to relax with after the Christmas furor. This book has my wholehearted recommendation.< Less
Oct 13, 2015A fantastic read, from the first to the last page. The blend is just right, with everyday working experiences and situations, the ups and downs of friendships, relationships, domestic violence and there is even a murder. I would recommend this book as a good read. Once you have curled up with it you won't want to put it down as you will be eager to discover more. I bought both my daughters a copy each as I am sure they will enjoy it as much as I did. An excellent debut from a new novelist and I will keep an eye out for any sequel or new work from Pat in the future.
Sep 19, 2015This is a good read. The chapters are short and sharp and told from the different viewpoints of the main characters, all of whom feel real and well rounded as we hear their thoughts and watch them from different angles. Although on the surface this is a murder mystery the plot is really about relationships. Who killed Rodney (hateful man, I could have cheerfully killed him myself by the end of the book) is less important than the exploration of the way people interact around him. The story is absorbing, and so are the characters. I disliked Shirley, thinking to myself "all that guff about being led into temptation etc. you knew exactly what you were doing". In other words, I believed in her as a person. I really liked Diana, her relationship with her abusive husband Gerry was complex and not the one dimensional version usually portrayed when marital violence is discussed. Forever Friends is an absorbing and interesting read.
Sep 4, 2015This is a terrific read from this new author. The plot develops over the course of the tale very cleverly- the characters lives are detailed well and the poignance of their friendship is paramount. The book is about understanding and forgiveness but the mystery surrounding the death and the funeral coverage at the beginning makes this an intriguing read. It exposes secrets and lies with far reaching consequences. As an avid reader I found this to be a thoroughly enjoyable read and would recommend highly.
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- Pat Kitto (Standard Copyright License)
- First Edition
- Pat Kitto
- September 3, 2015
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 1.01 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 5.83 wide x 8.26 tall
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