Ambition can be deadly… A thriller following three women determined to revive the ratings of a glamorous TV soap.
Ambition can be deadly… Broadcast to millions from its picturesque location off the coast of Jersey, Falcon Bay was once the world’s most popular soap opera. But with ratings at an all-time low, a new network owner, the malevolent Madeline Kane , arrives on the private island determined to do whatever it takes to get the show back to the number 1 slot. Director Farrah , leading lady Catherine and producer Amanda are the driven, ambitious women who’ve been trying to hold the production together.
But thanks to their handsome but corrupt boss, Jake Monroe, Farrah is losing episodes to male colleagues, seventy-year-old Catherine is terrified of losing the public’s adoration, and Amanda is battling her desire for a forbidden affair with a handsome new employee. As Madeline’s pressure to revive the show intensifies, she unleashes a true battle of the sexes where the women will do anything to stay in the jobs they love and on the island they call home. Can they team up to bring down their rivals? Or will jealousy, betrayal and revenge rip their friendships apart?
As the story reaches its shocking climax, one thing is for certain: only the most ruthless woman will survive…
About the Author
Melanie Blake was a music manager and talent agent before becoming a novelist. At twenty-one she was working at the BBC’s iconic Top of the Pops show, and by twenty-seven she had created her own agency. Her music clients have sold 100 million records between them, and her acting clients include Emmy and BAFTA award-winners from Coronation Street, EastEnders, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and Dynasty. Melanie Blake is known within the entertainment industry as the Queen Of Soaps, having represented more leading actresses from long running TV dramas than any other agent in the UK.
Her first novel, The Thunder Girls, was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller, and was recently turned into a successful play.
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