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The Rival

Charlotte Duckworth

8 Reviews

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Thriller / suspense

The Rival is an addictive psychological suspense about ambition, female rivalry and motherhood and how far you'd go to get what you want.

'A chilling and compelling debut'
Lucy Dawson, author of The Daughter

'Brilliant and insidious'
Lucy Clarke, author of Last Seen

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NOW
Living in her home in the remote countryside - the perfect place to get away from it all - 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?

THEN
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 protegee 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...

THE RIVAL is an addictive psychological suspense about ambition, female rivalry, and how far you'd go to get what you want.

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'Absolutely terrific, a beautifully written debut from an exciting new voice in psychological fiction' Cass Green, author of The Woman Next Door '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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Praise for The Rival

  • Brilliant and insidious - Lucy Clarke, author of Last Seen

  • 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 gripping, unpredictable read with two compelling female characters who I both loved and hated in equal measure - Tracy Buchanan

  • 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 chilling and compelling debut - Lucy Dawson, author of The Daughter

  • 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

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