The Rival (Paperback)
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The Rival (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 17/10/2019
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Helena is beautiful, privileged, happily married and the Creative Director for the UK's hottest luxury beauty retailer. She has everything that Ashley has ever wanted.

When Ashley wins a job as Helena's assistant, she is determined to impress. But is Ashley the perfect protegee or a ruthless rival?

When Helena discovers she is pregnant, Ashley's fierce ambition soon becomes apparent and it sets in motion a terrible series of events that could see both women lose everything...

A gripping psychological thriller perfect for fans of The Whisper Network and Liane Moriarty.

'This is a taut, chilling read with a killer twist at the end'
Sun

'Brilliant and insidious'
Lucy Clarke, author of You Let Me In

'A compelling addictive read... I absolutely loved it'
Karen Hamilton, author of The Perfect Girlfriend

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781787470958
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 259 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Brilliant and insidious * Lucy Clarke, author of Last Seen *
This is a taut, chilling read with a killer twist at the end * Sun *
A chilling and compelling debut * Lucy Dawson, author of The Daughter *
Charlotte Duckworth ticks all the boxes with her debut psychological thriller... gripping * Irish Examiner *
Absolutely terrific, a beautifully written debut from an exciting new voice in psychological fiction * Cass Green, bestselling author of In a Cottage in a Wood *
A compelling, addictive read... I absolutely loved it * Karen Hamilton, author of The Perfect Girlfriend *
A novel that charts how the toxicity of the modern workplace pits women against each other in a battle no one can win. I loved this original, unnerving psychological suspense story! * Holly Cave, author of The Memory Chamber *
A fantastic debut of how female relationships can turn toxic with devastating consequences * Sue Fortin, author of Sister Sister *
Sharply observant, smartly plotted and beautifully written * Phoebe Locke, author of The Tall Man *
The Rival is a compelling, original read about ambition, motherhood and how far people will go to get what they want. Chilling, complex and unnerving, I loved it * Phoebe Morgan, author of The Doll House *
A gripping, unpredictable read with two compelling female characters who I both loved and hated in equal measure * Tracy Buchanan *
Dark, thought-provoking and compelling, The Rival is a brilliant study of female tensions that builds to a shocking and unexpected climax * Rebecca Fleet, author of The House Swap *
A distinctive new direction in psychological suspense, The Rival is as compelling as it is unpredictable, building tension cleverly right up to the satisfying conclusion. An excellent, fresh and absorbing read * Caroline Hulse, author of The Adults *
The Rival is a gripping psychological suspense that delves deep into the complex relationship of two women * Elisabeth Carpenter, author of 99 Red Balloons *

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“Rivalry between women in the workplace”

Difficult to review this book without putting in spoilers which I don't want to do. Suffice to say Helena is a successful businesswoman who takes a younger woman, Ashley, under her wing, giving her responsibility... More

Paperback edition
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“Good Suspense With A Feeling of Foreboding”

Helena is a confident and successful business woman heading her own department in an international make-up company. Then Ashley is interviewed and taken on and everything goes out of kilter.

The story is told in a... More

Paperback edition
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“A thrilling read”

Prior to receiving a copy of ‘The Rival’, I hadn’t heard of Charlotte Duckworth before. Sorry Charlotte. I’ve certainly heard of her now and then some. Dear oh dear ‘The Rival’ was certainly one hell of a read. I... More

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