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Little Nothings (Hardback)Julie Mayhew (author)
Following four families holidaying on a paradisal Greek island, Little Nothings is a gripping, brilliantly plotted novel about ambition, vulnerability and female friendships turned toxic.
With friends like these, who needs enemies?
Liv Travers never knew real friendship until she met fellow mums Beth and Binnie. The three women become inseparable as they muddle through early parenthood together. Then along comes Ange... ambitious, wealthy and somehow able to do it all.
Under Ange's guiding presence, the group finds new vigour and fresh aspirations - bigger houses, better schools, dinners at exclusive restaurants. But Liv can't keep up and is increasingly edged out. When the four families take a three-week trip to a luxurious holiday resort, Liv seizes the opportunity to reclaim her place at the heart of the group, only to discover the true, devastating cost of a friendship with Ange.
Set over the course of a single, life-changing trip to a Greek island paradise, Little Nothings is a sly, suspenseful novel about female bonds turned toxic, and the desperate ends one woman will go to keep her friends close - and her enemy closer.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 1000 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm
'Devilishly clever and beautifully written' - Alice Clark-Platts
'Little Nothings delivers some searing and uncomfortable truths about motherhood and female friendship. Beautifully drawn characters, thrown together in the pressure cooker nightmare that is a group holiday. Entirely and chillingly relatable' - Sarah J. Naughton
'Mayhew is brilliant on women and the complex ways in which their relationships can turn destructive. A true single-sitting read' - Alex Marwood
'A well-written, absorbing story that cleverly illustrates the psychological impact of nurturing a true enemy in your midst' - Rachel Abbott
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