Celebrity, identity and sexuality - the three poles of our fame-obsessed society, each one a magnet for secrets and lies.
Despite her youth, Russian-born Yana Ivanova is already a Hollywood legend. She lives in a beautiful house in Beverly Hills with Jimmy, a sitcom star, and Penny, her British PA. Theirs is a strange and uneasy partnership, held together by sex, secrets and the fear of scandal. Then Yana starts receiving threatening letters from an anonymous but very knowledgeable source. Suspicion turns to fear, and fear leads to murder. But who exactly is conning whom?
Stella Duffy has written crime novels and dark romantic comedies. Here she combines the two in a smart, sexy, suspenseful new novel. Poison pen letters, fake identities, misplaced affection, betrayal and murder . . . Still think a menage a trois sounds fun?
* 'Wealth, celebrity, sexuality and a tangled web of secrets ...Oh boy, what a mix. And it works . . . It was my first introduction to this writer and I'll be coming back for more' IRISH EXAMINER * 'Highly entertaining . . . offers a salutary corrective to the airbrushed picture presented by the Hollywood publicity machine' DAILY MAIL * 'A fine piece of writing . . . a powerful talent . . . a tough, poignant book' GUARDIAN * '[A] warm, witty and truthful love story . . .' TIME OUT * 'Welcome to a world in which the urge to make believe is even stronger off set than on, and no one is quite who they claim to be' YOU
Stella Duffy was born in the UK and grew up in New Zealand. She has written seven novels, co-edited a crime anthology for Macmillan, acted in the West End and taught improvisational comedy to both actors and writers. She has also written several pieces for Radio 4. She lives in London.