The Best of Friends by Lucinda Berry

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I might just be Lucinda Berry’s biggest fan. First, there was The Perfect Child. Then, there was When She Returned. Now, enter The Best of Friends. Whatever magic Lucinda Berry was born with, we are lucky she is sharing it with the rest of us.

About Lucinda Berry

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Dr. Lucinda Berry is a former clinical psychologist and leading researcher in childhood trauma. Now, she spends her days writing full-time where she uses her clinical experience to blur the line between fiction and nonfiction. She enjoys taking her readers on a journey through the dark recesses of the human psyche.

If Berry isn’t chasing after her son, you can find her running through Los Angeles, prepping for her next marathon. To hear about her upcoming releases, visit her on Facebook or sign up for her newsletter at

The Best of Friends

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The Best of Friends follows three long-time, female friends: Lindsey, Kendra, and Dani. These ladies have been friends since they were growing up. They still live close, have had children close together, and continued their friendship into adulthood. Their children are even friends!

The story opens with a bang (literally). We learn that their sons were hanging out when shots were fired. One son dies, one is in a coma, and the other is too terrified to say anything.

We learn more about these women, their sons, and the lives they’ve lived as the story goes on.

My Thoughts

She does it again. I could not put The Best of Friends down. The story being told from three different points of view kept it moving. Ms. Berry’s ability to dive into the psychological subconscious (thanks to her education and history) is just amazing. I love book that make you think, and this certainly did that.

I will proactively let you know that there are some triggers with domestic abuse. If you’re sensitive to that, just be careful. She’s as tasteful as you can be with an issue like that, but just be aware.

I cannot wait to see what Lucinda Berry writes next. You should 100% preorder this book and help The Best of Friends reach the top of the USA Today Bestseller’s List!

The Best of Friends publishes August 18, 2020 (my half birthday!).

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