The Rival (Paperback)Charlotte Duckworth (author)
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A GRIPPING PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER, PERFECT FOR FANS OF THE WHISPER NETWORK AND LIANE MORIARTY
'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
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 . . .
READERS ARE LOVING THE RIVAL
'Tense, intriguing and satisfying' *****
'Don't miss this gripping, shocking and poignant read' *****
'Fantastic, brilliantly evocative' *****
'A must-read' *****
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 259 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 28 mm
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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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.
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