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"...Friend of the Family is controlled and masterful. This novel is both utterly specific to time and place …and yet unnervingly universal. The scraped out, sick feeling in the chest, the lies upon lies, the sneaking pity you feel for all three points of the triangle, the terrible tyranny of daily life (the kids must have dinner no matter what happens), all this is harrowingly, perfectly drawn.

--Carolyn See, LOS ANGELES TIMES,


"...Start this book in the morning, because you won't be able to sleep until you've finished it. The story line is taut as a violin's E string. The solo voice has the elegant clarity of writing that is so good it can dispense with pretentious frills."

--Gail Boyer, ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH



Friend of the Family

Natalie Bates


Smashwords Edition

Copyright Natalie Bates 2013



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