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 protégée 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 . . .
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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.