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Rupert James is a celebrity and fashion journalist. He lives in London and is married to a barrister.
February 2010 Debut of the Month. To ‘take silk’, the term used for a barrister who wants to become a QC, and silk, the sumptuous material much loved by the fashion industry. This word links a high-powered mother and an ambitious daughter in a delicious tale of skulduggery, gangsters, sex and glamour. It is an absolute joy. Comparison: Penny Vincenzi, Tasmina Perry, Jackie Collins.
What does silk mean to you? A glorious, sensual material? The fashion world? Or to “take silk”? i.e. the term for becoming a QC. This cleverly mixes the world of both fashion and law in a blockbuster novel where a high profile divorce case could possibly ruin the barrister’s daughter’s ambitions. It is glitz, glamorous, page-turning stuff with bite. Comparison: Tasmina Perry, Penny Vincenzi, Tilly Bagshawe.
Hell hath no fury like a stepsister scorned... Elizabeth Miller has brains, a trust fund and an unreliable fiance. Rachel Hope is a young aspiring actress: beautiful, talented, seemingly sweet. Under normal circumstances they would never have even met, but their parents' marriage makes them reluctant siblings. But the girls are about to discover they have another thing in common - they share the same taste in men... After a devastating betrayal rips their new family apart, the two women are no longer sisters, no longer even speaking. Now Rachel is on the verge of the fame she's always craved.Elizabeth has become a gossip columnist, one who knows far too many secrets about Rachel's past. And she's hell-bent on getting her revenge...