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Michelle Frances has worked in television drama as a producer and script editor for fifteen years, both for the independent sector and the BBC. The Girlfriend is her first novel.
It looks at the potentially charged relationship between girlfriend, boyfriend and his mother, which most women can identify with, and locates it in an extreme but believable setting. Laura has it all. A successful career, a long marriage to a rich husband, and a twenty-three year-old son, Daniel, who is kind, handsome, and talented. Then Daniel meets Cherry. Cherry is young, beautiful and smart but she hasn't had the same opportunities as Daniel. And she wants Laura's life. Cherry comes to the family wide-eyed and wants to be welcomed with open arms, but Laura suspects she's not all that she seems. When tragedy strikes, an unforgiveable lie is told. It is an act of desperation, but the fall-out will change their lives forever.
Sisters is an unsettling story of sibling rivalry for fans of TM Logan, by the number one bestselling author of The Girlfriend, Michelle Frances. 'I tore through the pages. This high-speed chase of a novel is a perfect summer read' - Louise Candlish, author of Our House. Is blood really thicker than water? Abby and Ellie were never close as children. Now in their thirties, they each harbour deep-rooted resentment for the other - Abby for her sister's looks and her status as their mother's favourite. Ellie meanwhile is envious of Abby's perfect husband and picturesque home, a villa on the sun-soaked Italian island of Elba. When Abby invites Ellie to stay, both sisters see the break as a chance to relax and put aside their differences. But with their mother Susanna there too, all the simmering tensions of the past quickly rise to the surface. And Ellie suspects that Abby and their mother are keeping a dangerous secret . . . But after a shocking act, the sisters have only each other to rely on. Vulnerable and scared, trusting each other will be the biggest risk of all . . . 'Toxic family relationships, sultry European settings and an intricate plot which leaves you never knowing who to trust - an ideal read for the beach' - Catherine Cooper, author of The Chalet 'Terrific . . . Twisted, fraught with suspense, a proper summer page-turner' - Jo Spain, author of The Confession.
A dangerous secret. A suspicious death. A mother determined to find answers. A gripping story of a mother's courage and devotion by the number one bestselling author of The Girlfriend Michelle Francis. Getting pregnant as a teenager was never part of Kate's plan, but when it happens she's determined to do right by her daughter, showing her the love she never had as a child. Life as a single mother is hard, sometimes impossible, but it only brings Kate and Becky closer together. By the time Becky is making her own way in the world as a tenacious trainee journalist, Kate couldn't be prouder. But when the unthinkable happens, Kate's life is changed forever. Desperately trying to understand, Kate stumbles across a story Becky was researching. Is it possible that this cruel twist of fate wasn't an accident? Praise for Michelle Frances: 'I was blown away . . . Marvellous' - Jilly Cooper 'Sharp, sinister and addictive' - Sunday Mirror 'Taut and suspenseful' - Heat 'Abounding with mysteries, revelations and lies' - Library Journal
You have a successful career, a loving husband and a baby on the way . . . no-one can replace you, can they? Carrie is a successful TV producer with the perfect husband and the perfect life. But when she falls pregnant, everything threatens to fall apart. Emma, the temp, is everything she could wish for as her cover: smart, willing and helpful. But as she charms her way into Carrie's life, winning over her husband and her colleagues one by one, Carrie suspects Emma is after more than just her job . . . 'Fans of BBC drama The Replacement will lap up this taut and suspenseful tale' - Heat The Temp is a twisting thriller about ambition, deception and betrayal by Michelle Frances, the number one bestselling author of The Girlfriend.