When We Were Friends

When We Were Friends

A Novel

Book - 2011
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Lainey Carson and Sydney Beaumont were the closest of friends in high school, until popular Sydney leaves her contemplative, ungainly friend behind. Eighteen years later Sydney and her infant daughter come to Lainey's doorstep. Sydney tells her friend that she is escaping the child's abusive father. Lainey takes the child but then Sydney tells the news that the child has been kidnapped. Whom can Lainey trust?
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books Trade Paperback, c2011.
ISBN: 9780553592528
Characteristics: 366 p. ;,21 cm.


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Jul 26, 2014

You will never guess end!! If you do... you have a much more vivid imagination than I. Arnold is a great story teller and wonderful in description. This story begins with a rekindling of a somewhat uncomfortable friendship when two old school mates meet up. You know the type -- that 'friend' you had in highschool, sort of hung around, but never fully trusted. Imagine meeting up with this person now.. and your lives becoming very entwined in a few short weeks... leading you to wonder.... is this person still the same? Have they changed? Author Elizabeth Joy Arnold keeps the suspense going while detailing a very complicated set of scenarios, but tells the story in a very easy going way. And Alex... one of the main characters.. I found myself in grocery stores or heading home from work, anxious to get home to read more -- wondering what would happen with Alex.

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