City of Friends by Joanna Trollope
This is the twentieth novel from this bestselling author, so you are in very capable hands. Stacey Grant loses her high-flying job and feels like it is the last day of her life. As she struggles with the contrast of her previous professional life for one that now consists of long boring days at home with her dog and ailing mother, at least she knows she has her oldest friends to rely on. Beth, Melissa and Gaby have been best friends since the early days of university.
But her friends are having personal problems of their own, and a betrayal that was supposed to remain a secret is revealed as Stacey struggles with life away from the corporate world. Soon long cherished friendships are pushed to the limit. This is is a very believable and engaging read that is character-driven and relevant to any one living in the modern world. It’s no wonder this author has sold millions of copies of her books around the world, she is a very able storyteller.