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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 à trois sounds fun?

Reviews

* '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
A writer who never lets you down
ALI SMITH
A versatile and gifted novelist
LAURA LIPPMAN
Nobody turns the screw of tension tighter than Stella Duffy
VAL MCDERMID