An Absolute Deception

An Absolute Deception

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By (author) Lesley Naa Norle Lokko

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Known as 'The Ice Queen', Anneliese Zander de St Phalle is one of the world's most celebrated fashion designers. With an empire that stretches across continents, she's a truly global brand, in every sense. Yet despite her success, she's a mystery; a reclusive disciplined perfectionist who rarely grants interviews. She's successful and she's talented, and that's all anyone needs to know. Anneliese never talks about her past - not even to her only daughter, Callan. She's worked hard to leave it all behind her and it's a time and place to which Anneliese will never return. Or so she thinks. Until, at an exclusive New Year's Eve party at her glamorous island hideaway, a woman appears whom Anneliese has done her best to forget. On the cusp of her retirement, at the height of Anneliese's fame, the stranger brings a story that demands to be told. To Anneliese's horror, the past cannot be left behind; it is here, part and parcel of the present, despite everything she's done to forget it?

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After various careers from cocktail waitress to kibbutz worker, Lesley Lokko trained as an architect. Seven novels later, Lesley now splits her time between Johannesburg and London and occassionally, Edinburgh. Find out more at www.lesleylokko.com.

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An epic, handbag-stretching tome packed with love, secrets, lies and glamour HEAT 20120612 A glam-packed, thrilling read GRAZIA (AUSTRALIA) 20120703

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Known as 'The Ice Queen', Anneliese Zander de St Phalle is one of the world's most celebrated fashion designers.With an empire that stretches across continents, she's a truly global brand, in every sense.Yet despite her success, she's a mystery; a reclusive disciplined perfectionist who rarely grants interviews.She's successful and she's talented, and that's all anyone needs to know. Anneliese never talks about her past - not even to her only daughter, Callan.She's worked hard to leave it all behind her and it's a time and place to which Anneliese will never return. Or so she thinks.Until, at an exclusive New Year's Eve party at her glamorous island hideaway, a woman appears whom Anneliese has done her best to forget.On the cusp of her retirement, at the height of Anneliese' fame, the stranger brings a story that demands to be told.To Anneliese' horror, the past cannot be left behind; it is here, part and parcel of the present, despite everything she's done to forget it... Lesley Lokko [in author font] 'Packed with glamour, power and revenge.' Heat £12.99 IN UK ONLY 9781409101758