By Charlotte Duckworth
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
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?
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...
The Rival is an addictive psychological suspense about ambition, female rivalry, and how far you'd go to get what you want.
'Absolutely terrific, a beautifully written debut from an exciting new voice in psychological fiction' Cass Green, author of The Woman Next Door
'A compelling addictive read... I absolutely loved it'
Karen Hamilton, author of The Perfect Girlfriend
Charlotte Duckworth has spent the past fifteen years working as an interiors and lifestyle journalist, writing for a wide range of consumer magazines and websites. She lives in Surrey with her partner and their young daughter. You can find out more on her website: charlotteduckworth.com.
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21 Mar 2019
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Brilliant and insidious — Lucy Clarke, author of Last Seen
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
A compelling, addictive read... I absolutely loved it — Karen Hamilton, author of The Perfect Girlfriend
The Rival is a gripping psychological suspense that delves deep into the complex relationship of two women — Elisabeth Carpenter, author of 99 Red Balloons
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
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