Anything you can do she can do better…
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
'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
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.
Charlotte Duckworth is a graduate of the Faber Academy's acclaimed six-month 'Writing a Novel' course. She studied Classics at Leeds University and then completed a postgraduate diploma in magazine journalism. For the past 15 years she has worked as an interiors and lifestyle journalist, writing for a wide range of consumer magazines and websites. In 2011, she completed a postgraduate diploma in Screenwriting from London College of Communication. She lives in Surrey with her partner and two-year-old daughter.
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06 Sep 2018
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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 chilling and compelling debut — Lucy Dawson, author of The Daughter
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