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The New York Times bestselling author of The Monogram Murders and Woman with a Secret returns with a disturbing tale of psychological suspense and obsession that hits at the heart of some of our most precious relationships.

What if having a best friend could put you in the crosshairs of a killer?

A psychopath the police have dubbed “Billy Dead Mates” is targeting pairs of be
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Hardcover, 416 pages
Expected publication: February 19th 2019 by William Morrow
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JuJu (Julie)
Sep 04, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ew, wom-2018
Interesting with an original storyline, but a little too drawn out. Chapter one held so much promise. I was sucked right in and thought this was going to be one of those books I just couldn’t put down. Then we heard from the detectives and the story started to drag on.

The book starts off in a hospital ward, where the grandma of stand-up comedian Kim Tribbeck is dying of Cancer.

A psychopath is killing pairs of best friends—BFFL—Best Friends For Life. Before they die, each victim is given a small
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Gigi
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf-2018
A special thanks to the publishers for gifting me this eARC

DNF 😭

Womp, womp..

The premise of the story was great, and there were parts that actually weren't bad..like Kim's character. I liked her morbid sense of humor in the beginning, but I just couldn't push through this one. It was mostly underwhelming. The argument and explanation of Billy Dead Mate's nickname went on and on for majority of the chapter, that I just couldn't take it anymore! Seriously?! That part only needed to be one quick su
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Meghan
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as an advanced reader's copy due to the curiosity of our patrons and how they were intrigued by the summary. I enjoyed this book because of the unique style and presentation of the characters, plot, climax, and theme. Sophie Hannah tends to be one of the more popular authors at our library and her books circulate very well at our library so we thought we give this one a try and we are very glad to report that she did not disappoint and we were very happy with the end result. ...more
Joelle Egan
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
The Next to Die, prolific author Sophie Hannah’s latest novel, is due for release in February 2019. Known for her Spilling CID series and Agatha Christie- inspired mysteries, Hannah is known for skillfully playing with narrative style and characterization. The new stand-alone novel features two main protagonists whose plotlines intersect during the investigation of an apparent serial killer. The crimes have a unique signature and the murderer seems to be targeting pairs of best friends. First-pe ...more
Shelleen Toland
Aug 10, 2018 marked it as dnf
Shelves: edelweiss
Did not finish. Very slow and boring.
Zara
Aug 24, 2018 rated it liked it
I was originally excited to have been approved to read this eARC but I ended up disappointed as I read this.

The first half was extremely slow moving and I had to stop reading quite a few times in case I was so bored I DNFed it. I only kept reading for Kim Tribbeck, because her character was witty and fun to read as.

The second half was admittedly a lot better. When the pace quickened and we were finding out things, I enjoyed it a lot more. However I did not understand how the storyline with Char
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DNF at 13%. This just isn't interesting to me.
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Sophie Hannah is an internationally bestselling writer of psychological crime fiction, published in 27 countries. In 2013, her latest novel, The Carrier, won the Crime Thriller of the Year Award at the Specsavers National Book Awards. Two of Sophie’s crime novels, The Point of Rescue and The Other Half Lives, have been adapted for television and appeared on ITV1 under the series title Case Sensiti ...more