Dearest Rivals

Dearest Rivals

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Nina, Susan and Richard - three siblings who, like so many brothers and sisters, don't particularly like or trust each other. Richard is the spoiled baby of the family, still jealously guarding his position as his mother's favourite. Susan has never been indulged - or so she believes - and she bitterly resents it. She has always felt that she deserved more than she got and is envious of Nina who appears to have it all. Nina has been married to workaholic Alex long enough to decide that it's time for a child, but for him the moment is never right. There's always another property to buy, another deal to be struck. Or is there something else that's keeping him late so often at the office, something readily on offer that he cannot refuse? Nina has spent her life as the peacemaker of the family - the dutiful daughter, sister and wife. Her reward has been a seemingly perfect life. But as the secrets of those closest to her are shockingly revealed, suddenly everything is under threat - her marriage, her home and her future more

Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 158 x 234 x 36mm | 698.53g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752873911
  • 9780752873916
  • 2,123,117

Review quote

'a sparkling story about the bittersweet relationships we have with our nearest and dearest, and will keep you turning the pages.' PRIMA 'Sparks fly as secrets tumble from the closet in this deftly observed novel.' WOMAN & HOME 'This emotional read about family deceit and betrayal is a real page-turner. Prepare yourself for an all-nighter. 5 * stars' HEAT magazineshow more

About Jane Elizabeth Varley

Jane Elizabeth Varley studied at Oxford and went on to qualify as a barrister. She became a law lecturer and taught at Kingston University before becoming a full time writer. The mother of a son and a daughter, she is married and divides her time between London and the more

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22 ratings
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5 5% (1)
4 23% (5)
3 50% (11)
2 18% (4)
1 5% (1)
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