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The Rival

(2018)
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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 . . .

READERS ARE LOVING THE RIVAL

'Tense, intriguing and satisfying' *****

'Don't miss this gripping, shocking and poignant read' *****
'Fantastic, brilliantly evocative' *****
'A must-read' *****

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

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

"The Rival is a gripping psychological suspense that delves deep into the complex relationship of two women." - Elisabeth Carpenter

"Brilliant and insidious." - Lucy Clarke

"A chilling and compelling debut." - Lucy Dawson

"Dark, thought-provoking and compelling, The Rival is a brilliant study of female tensions that builds to a shocking and unexpected climax." - Rebecca Fleet

"A fantastic debut of how female relationships can turn toxic with devastating consequences." - Sue Fortin

"Absolutely terrific, a beautifully written debut from an exciting new voice in psychological fiction." - Cass Green

"A compelling, addictive read... I absolutely loved it." - Karen Hamilton


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Hardback Editions

September 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Rival
Author(s): Charlotte Duckworth
ISBN: 1-78747-093-8 / 978-1-78747-093-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

October 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Rival
Author(s): Charlotte Duckworth
ISBN: 1-78747-095-4 / 978-1-78747-095-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


September 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Rival
Author(s): Charlotte Duckworth
ISBN: 1-78747-094-6 / 978-1-78747-094-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

September 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Rival
Author(s): Charlotte Duckworth
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon   


September 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Rival
Author(s): Charlotte Duckworth
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Rival
Author(s): Charlotte Duckworth
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Rival: The most addictive and unputdownable thriller you'll read all year
Author(s): Charlotte Duckworth
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


September 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Rival: The most addictive and unputdownable thriller you'll read all year
Author(s): Charlotte Duckworth
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU