An addictive psychological suspense about ambition, female rivalry, and how far you'd go to get what you want.
'A Chilling read with a killer twist'
Helena is a career woman with no job and a mother without a baby. She blames Ashley for destroying her life. But is what happened really Ashley's fault?
When Helena hires Ashley to work for her, she's startled but impressed by her fierce ambition. They form a dream team and Helena is proud - maybe this is the protégée she's always wanted to have. But soon Helena realizes that nothing will stand in the way of Ashley's drive to get to the top. And when Helena becomes pregnant, everything she has worked so hard for is suddenly threatened, with devastating consequences...
'Brilliant and insidious'
Lucy Clarke, author of You Let Me In
'Absolutely terrific, a beautifully written debut from an exciting new voice in psychological fiction' Cass Green, author of The Woman Next Door and Don't You Cry
'A compelling addictive read... I absolutely loved it'
Karen Hamilton, author of The Perfect Girlfriend
'A chilling and compelling debut'
Lucy Dawson, author of The Daughter
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
This riveting psychological thriller asks important questions about toxic workplaces, professional ambition, motherhood, and self-esteem. Set at a successful cosmetics start-up, Charlotte Duckworth’s debut novel revolves around middle executive Helena and her new hire, Ashley. The young go-getter shows a great deal of promise but will stop at nothing to rise up the corporate ladder—or so it seems to the suddenly vulnerable Helena. Duckworth tells the story from each woman’s perspective in a way that made us empathize with both characters, even at their most disturbed.