Victoria Fox has most certainly got a Jackie Collins vibe. Her characters are large, loud, vivacious and unforgettable. You will either love them or hate them.
The reader follows the lives of the glitzy, the bold and the beautiful, the famous and the infamous. They are all busy hiding themselves and their secrets behind their celebrity personas.
I found it quite interesting that some of the characters are similar to real life public figures. I will leave other readers to draw their own conclusions about who they sound like. Needless to say some of the comparisons shed an uncomfortable light on the real identity behind the well-staged media images.
The lives of seven people are about to change forever on the whim of a twisted bitter old man, who is set on revenge no matter the cost or fallout. This very meticulously planned revenge is based on minor slights, embarrassments and rejections. Not really any reason to kill a person, let alone try to ruin their lives.
In a scenario reminiscent of Lost the victims are supposed to vanish without a trace, instead they end up depending on each other in an extreme situation. Fake smiles wither, good manners disappear and the real personalities can no longer be hidden from view.
Ever so slowly the strengths of some become apparent and the weaknesses of others could be the downfall of their fellow survivors.
If you’re looking for the kind of read similar to Jackie Collins or Danielle Steel then this should be right up your street.
I received a copy of this book courtesy of Harlequin UK and MIRA UK.