"Debut author Lucy Dawson plays a clever game in this chick-lit novel with a difference... Full of wry humour and neat observations on life and relationships, His Other Lover has an interesting psychology and a knowing edge. Dawson, it seems, is a new author to watch"- Lancashire Evening Post.
"If you like your chick lit with a bit of a twist, then His Other Lover by Lucy Dawson is for you... His Other Love is most definitely a cut above some other chick lit books I've read, and reaches dark places which other novels in the genre would steer well clear of, on the way to a thought provoking ending- Peterborough Evening Telegraph.
When Alice meets Gretchen for the first time, it feels a bit like falling in love. Life's got a bit boringly grown-up of late: weekends at weddings and baby-showers, celebrating friends' transitions to a life she isn't quite up for yet, and, at home, a sweet-and-stable boyfriend she suspects she's outgrown. Gretchen Bartholomew, with her air of impulsiveness and intuitive style, is that rarest of things: a proper, new friend who might know how to have fun. Even the added complications of Gretchen's gorgeous brother, Bailey, might actually be just what Alice needs. Before she knows what's hit her, Alice's brilliant new best friend is turning her world upside down.
But Gretchen has a dark secret, which - like a grenade ticking in her hand- won't stay hidden for ever. The explosion may teach them both more than they ever wanted to know about how female friendships can go wrong.
Lucy Dawson has been a journalist and magazine editor, and continues to work as a Pilates instructor, alongside wiring. She is 32 and lives in England.
What My Best Friend Did
Author: Lucy Dawson