This Year's Model

This Year's Model

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When Lou McCartney, fashion reporter on The Post, finds out that her estranged half-sister Scarlett has gone missing in Japan, she's left guilt-ridden and reeling. Lou and Scarlett have been estranged since Lou's father dumped her mother for a younger model, and Scarlett was catapulted to fame as a child model. Ten years later Scarlett's career has stalled. In a desperate bid for work, Scarlett decamps to Tokyo, the toughest assignment in the already tough world of international modelling. And then she vanishes. Faced with Scarlett's disappearance, Lou turns to her best friend, Annie Anderson. A former investigative reporter Annie now works for the fashion bible, Handbag magazine. Giving Lou's knowledge of the fashion world and Annie's nose for trouble, it's only a matter of time before they begin chasing down what really happened to Scarlett. It's a dangerous hunt. One that forces Lou to face up to her past, and takes Annie from London to New York and Tokyo. In the hard-nosed world of modelling, sometimes the best look is the one that lets you come out of it more

Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 162 x 240 x 30mm | 642g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752865935
  • 9780752865935

About Sam Baker

Born in Hampshire, Sam Baker studied politics at Birmingham University before embarking on a career in journalism. She has been the editor of various women's magazines including COMPANY and COSMOPOLITAN. She is currently the editor of RED magazine. Sam is married to the award-winning novelist Jon Courtenay Grimwood and lives in Winchester, Hampshire, and central London. This is her second novel, after the acclaimed FASHION more

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'If you fancy equal measures of grit and chic lit, you'll love this' COSMOPOLITAN 'A smart edgy page-turner' COMPANY 'Sam Baker's gripping second novel drifts between the seedier margins of the fashion industry and the complex relationship the half-sisters had with their philandering father, Baker's own experience of the fashion and magazine industry gives depth to her mixed up women.' FINANCIAL TIMES 'This book is a fascinating expose of the crazy, cruel world of international fashion modelling by an author who has edited a series of glossy magazines and knows what she's talking about' LITERARY REVIEW 'A stylish, sophisticated and bitter sweet thriller, its dark tones are a timely foil to the international obsession with the self-obsessed world of celebrity' NEWSLETTERshow more

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