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Publisher Description

Fleur is beautiful, unscrupulous, and has a large wardrobe of black designer suits. With the help of The Times announcements page she gatecrashes the funerals and memorial services of the wealthy, preying on rich, vulnerable men. She charms her way into their lives and onto their platinum credit cards, takes what she can, and then moves swiftly on.

When Richard, a dull but wealthy businessman, meets Fleur at his wife's memorial service, he's bowled over. Gradually Fleur works her spell on Richard's family - transforming their lives while she moves in on their wealth. But she finds herself lingering longer than she meant to ...

Fiction & Literature
December 23

Customer Reviews

Vixen999 ,


Absolutely loved it! So well written you can almost picture the people and surroundings

Punran ,

A good read but awful main character

I enjoyed this. I like madeleine whickham books. I found the characters quite interesting and enjoyed how they all had their own stories. Lambton was interesting to read about I really wanted to see him get what he deserved. Richard and the kids were great warm characters who grew a lot. I particularly felt for Richard and his realisation of his wife’s cruelty the scene when he lies to his son and tells him his mother loved him really hit me.My only major problem is fleur. As her alter ego Sophie kinsella Madeline Whickham has written lots of characters like fleur normally they are exposed and eventually redeem themselves. The book description certainly implies this “she not the only one after his money” in actual fact the book would have worked just as well without fleur as a main character. Yes she charms other put 90% of this is through pretence. What few positive traits she has are tainted. She loves her daughter but barely acknowledges her feelings. She worries about having nothing, that I get so that justifies her actions?Even her past and her parents death does not mark her sympathetic as we see her betray her only friend. Fleur barely has an growth any good she caused was a by product. She did help Phillipa grow but cared nothing fit her. She helped Richard get over his grief but never told him the whole truth. Still there are enough other characters viewpoints filling this to make it a good story despite fleur. Still worth a read

Emma capp ,

The gatecrasher

Fabulous read, another great book.

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