The Favourite Sister (Hardback)Jessica Knoll (author)
From the author of Luckiest Girl Alive comes a brand new thriller of rivalry and bitter competition in a contemporary world of reality entertainment and celebrity exposure.
“Knife-sharp and enthralling, Jessica Knoll’s The Favourite Sister is as bold and smart and audacious a novel about women and ambition as you could hope for. A more-than-worthy follow-up to Luckiest Girl Alive, it proves Knoll is a literary force to be reckoned with.” - Megan Abbott
Brett and Kelly Courtney are the shining jewels in a New York-based reality TV show called Goal Diggers. One of the most popular shows on American national television, its fiercely competitive cast of five self-made women are defined by their success, beauty and ruthless drive to reach the top by whatever means necessary.
The Courtney sisters' rivalry goes skin deep despite the blossoming business they have built together that helps disadvantaged women in Morocco. Harbouring bitter jealousies and dark secrets about their manufactured screen-lives they're joined by three other hyper-competitive women who all have their own agendas. And the latest season promises sparks to fly in the quest for even higher ratings.
Vicious backstabbing, scathing social media attacks and finely-tuned scripting draw in the viewing public every week, all orchestrated by the show's omnipotent producers. But even they don't know that season four will end in murder…
From the author of the bestselling debut novel of 2015 Luckiest Girl Alive, The Favourite Sister explores the invisible barriers that prevent women from rising up the ranks in today’s America - and offers a scathing take on the oft-lionised bonds of sisterhood, and the relentless pressure to stay young, beautiful, relevant, and saleable.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 634 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 31 mm
'Knife-sharp and enthralling, Jessica Knoll's The Favorite Sister is as bold and smart and audacious a novel about women and ambition as you could hope for. A more-than-worthy follow-up to Luckiest Girl Alive, it proves Knoll is a literary force to be reckoned with' - Megan Abbott
Praise for Luckiest Girl Alive:
'[A] huge summer read . . . one of those great stories that you can't put down!' -- Reese Witherspoon on Luckiest Girl Alive
'Luckiest Girl Alive is a brilliant character study wrapped up in a can't-put-it-down thriller. Ani FaNelli, the luckiest girl of the title, will infuriate you with her sharp edges, intrigue you with her unexpected fragility and ultimately win your heart. I lost myself in this intelligently crafted novel and can't wait to read more from Jessica Knoll' - Diane Chamberlain
'Fresh, funny, biting and shocking Luckiest Girl Alive kept me riveted from cover to cover. I absolutely loved it' - Lauren Weisberger, author of The Devil Wears Prada
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Unfortunately abandoned reading. It started interesting, you wonder what happened to Brett. Kelly is an intriguing character. But as more characters are introduced to the plot, Jess, Lauren, Stephanie, etc I started... More
Well... I'm glad that is over. I think that's the best way I can sum up my experience reading this. It was honestly just painstakingly dull to me and I really had to force my way through reading it. This is... More
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