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Elka Ray Author A Friend Indeed


A Friend Indeed

"How far would you go to help a friend in need?"

Some time back, Elka saw a meme going around social media: a drawing of two women in faux-antique dress wielding shovels. The caption read: “Real friends help you hide the bodies.” It got Elka thinking: How far would I go to help my best friend?

What emerged from that meme was a novel about old friends, loyalty, and the corrosive power of dark secrets.

Ingenious and twisty, fresh and darkly comedic, A FRIEND INDEED is a meditation on social disparity, the weight of secrets, and the power of female friendships. Follow best friends Jo and Dana as they put their friendship to the ultimate test in a story that explores what it means to be a good wife, mother, and friend.

“It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.”
– Marlene Dietrich


As the characters’ mutual suspicions ratchet up, they each begin to unravel. Or so it seems. A Friend Indeed—like its writer—is devilishly smart with twists that are more delicious to unwrap than a box of chocolates.
– Deborah Goodrich Royce, Nationally bestselling author of Reef Road

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Fans of Liane Moriarty and Megan Abbott will adore this dark friendship saga

Elka Ray

Canadian/UK author Elka Ray writes fast-paced suspense novels featuring flawed but relatable women. Her books include DIVORCE IS MURDER, KILLER COIN, and HANOI JANE, plus the upcoming Women’s Noir, A FRIEND INDEED.

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