Bad Friends

By Claire Seeber

A terrible accident. A secret discovered. An inescapable nightmare. Who needs enemies with friends like these? The unnerving new novel from the acclaimed author of LULLABY

En route from ending a destructive love affair, TV producer Maggie Warren is involved in a freak accident. Lucky to escape with her life, Maggie’s further disturbed to discover she’s now front-page news. When invited to discuss her trauma on a chat-show, Maggie comes face to face with fellow survivor, the beautiful but damaged Fay Carter – fame-hungry, needy and now apparently infatuated.

One by one the tentacles of Maggie’s past mistakes seem to be reaching inexorably into her future. Her compromised career is catching up with her, ex-boyfriend Alex just won’t take no for an answer – but worse, the secret Maggie has tried so hard to bury is coming back to haunt her.

When Maggie’s flat is ransacked, she refuses to believe it’s a coincidence. Now Maggie’s clutching onto sanity for dear life, but she’s horribly aware that one final push might send her over the edge…or is that exactly what someone wants?

Format: Paperback
Release Date: 22 Sep 2008
Pages: 400
ISBN: 978-1-84756-048-3
Born in London with a love of all things dramatic, Claire Seeber began her career as an actress. Soon deciding she\'d rather pull strings safely behind the scenes, Claire forged a successful career in documentary television, enabling her to travel the world, glimpsing into lives otherwise unseen. Also a feature-writer for newspapers such as the Guardian, Independent on Sunday and the Telegraph, Claire now combines (furious) scribbling with keeping a beady eye on her two young sons.Claire blogs at

Praise for Bad Friends and Lullaby: -

‘An intense psychological thriller’OK! -

'A terrific read.'Cath Staincliffe, Tangled -

‘An absorbing page-turner.’Closer -

A powerful and sensitive treatment of every parent's worst nightmare'.Laura Wilson, The Guardian -

'A confident debut…written with panache'.Cath Staincliffe, Tangled -

'I read a lot of books, but I can't remember the last time I was so involved in one…why aren't more thrillers so…thrilling?' -

‘The suspense builds nicely throughout, keeping you guessing untill the very last page.’Buckinghamshire Advertiser -