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Before we were innocent


Ten years ago, after a sun-soaked summer spent in Greece, Bess and Joni were cleared of having any involvement in their best friend Evangeline’s death. But that didn’t stop the media from calling them everything under the sun. Now Joni is tangled up in a crime in LA eerily similar to that one fateful night, and when she turns up at her old friend’s doorstep asking for an alibi, Bess has no choice. She still owes her. They say the truth will set you free but can Bess face up to what happened that night? She should know by now – you can’t be an innocent woman when everyone wants you to be guilty.

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‘This compulsive thriller reads like true crime and had me guessing until the very end.’ Reese Witherspoon

Three friends went on holiday.Only two came back.Ten years ago, after a sun-soaked summer in Greece, best friends Bess and Joni were cleared of any involvement in their friend Evangeline’s death. Although they were found innocent, the case made them infamous and they’ve not seen each other since.Except now Joni wants a favour, and when she turns up at her old friend’s doorstep in need of an alibi, Bess has no choice but to say yes. After all, she still owes her.But can you ever leave the past behind, when the whole world believes you’re guilty?‘Beautifully written, suspenseful coming-of-age story… I loved it.’ The Daily Mail‘Two BFFs are accused of murder in this novel that feels like true crime.’ – Cosmopolitan‘A haunting and dazzling page-turner.’ – Laura Hankin‘It’s a compulsive thriller, and you won’t want to put down Berman’s second book.’- Shondaland‘Slices to the core of a fraught friendship on the brink of disaster.’ – PopSugar

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Weight 0.258 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.6 cm










1st paperback ed


823.92 (edition:23)


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