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The Things We Do To Our Friends

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'Satisfyingly dark, cleverly plotted and pleasingly Donna Tarttish' Emma Flint, Little Deaths
'Seamlessly blends Gone Girl and Promising Young Woman. Smart, sophisticated, seductive' S J Watson, Before I Go To Sleep

Sunday Times Bestseller
Shortlisted for the Bloody Scotland Crime Debut of the Year 2023
Longlisted for the McIlvanney Prize
One of Cosmopolitan's Best Books for 2023


In there, them, us, it’s everything you’ve ever wanted, and you’re going to love it.
I promise. I’ll look after you.

All her life Clare has never fit in.

So when she arrives at Edinburgh University, she seizes the chance to reinvent herself.

Then she meets Tabitha who is everything she’s not: charismatic, dazzling and intimidatingly wealthy.

Soon Clare is sucked into Tabitha’s enigmatic circle of friends, and it’s all she hoped it would be. Until it’s not.

Because they are not all they seem.

And they’ve been waiting for Clare.

With friends like these, who needs enemies?

An intoxicating feminist page-turner with shades of The Secret History and Promising Young Woman, this novel will take youon a journey from Edinburgh's dazzling spires to the dripping staircases and dark alleyways of its underbelly.


'Startlingly lovely, like a fine, dark silk shivering on your skin' Julia Heaberlin, We Are All the Same in the Dark

'Perfect for fans of dark academia stories like The Secret History and If We Were Villains' Cosmopolitan

'A deeply compelling story of friendships turned rotten' Rosemary Hennigan, The Truth Will Out

'Darwent has a great career as a thriller writer ahead of her' Sunday Times

'Dark academia and twisted friendships in gothic Edinburgh - what more could you want?' Cailean Steed, Home

'Creepy yet compulsive, this impressive novel will stay with you long after reading' Heat

'Dark and compulsive, this will have you turning the pages late into the night' Sarah Bonner, Her Perfect Twin

'Themes of obsession, revenge and desire collide in a twisty, dark and delicious feminist thriller' Big Issue

'An intriguing and complex heroine' Phoebe Wynne, Madam

'Darwent keeps the reader guessing. Any time the balance of power appears to settle, the plot takes another twist' Scotland on Sunday

'Such an immersive, surprising, impressive debut' Niamh Hargan, Twelve Days In May

'Power, privilege and the most toxic of friendships. All set against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh' Carys Jones, The List

Sunday Times 
bestseller, January 2023

Author: Heather Darwent

Publisher: Penguin

Publication Date: 4 Jan. 2024

Paperback: 384 pages

ISBN-10: 0241993792

Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.3 x 19.8 cm

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