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The Key to It All by Joanna Rees

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Sexy, epic and thrilling, The Key to it All is a very modern ‘be careful what you wish for’ tale of what happens when five very different people are randomly given a key that will literally unlock everything they ever wanted. It’s Joanna Rees’ twelfth novel – she co-wrote the hugely successful Come Together series of twenty-something rom-coms with her husband – and she writes like a dream which makes what could just be a standardly enjoyable book into something that’s genuinely hard to put down.

If you like Joanna Rees you might also like to read books by Jane Moore, Tasmina Perry and Katie Agnew.


The Key to It All by Joanna Rees

When five random people simultaneously receive 'the key', they don't realize that their lives are about to change forever. Shrouded in secrecy, the mysterious silver key is delivered to each of them along with a code, a web address and a promise that -- if used wisely -- it can unlock a door to luxury and privilege beyond their wildest dreams. However, as each of them begins to use the key, they are propelled into a world of hazy moral choices, and soon start to question their enigmatic gift. Who is funding the key's lavish promises? And why have they been chosen to receive it? Only the bravest will use it to seek the truth ...


It certainly lived up to and exceeded all my expectations. It was a real page turner of a read which had me hooked right from the off . . . it's a fantastic read. * * A rip-roaring thriller. * * Filled with her trademark fast-paced action, high drama, wit, suspense and sex appeal, The Key to It All is Rees
best novel yet. There is everything we have come to expect and more

... a sexy novel with a moral heart, a tale of excess with a warm sense of awareness, a cautionary tale with a conscience. -- Pam Norfolk * Blackpool Gazette * It may be lacking shoulder pads and Dynasty mud fights but, make no mistake, this is a return to the 1980s style of block and bonkbuster dramas . . . Bling and bodybags mount up in a breathless bit of beachread fluff. * Star * A cleverly constructed tale about moral choices and debts repaid. * Bella * A riveting rollercoaster of a tale, full of intrigue, high-stakes drama and compelling characters that will keep you hooked from beginning to end. * Hello! *

About the Author

Joanna Rees

Jo Rees grew up in Chelmsford before getting an English and Drama degree at Goldsmiths' College. After several bizarre jobs, including running her own sandwich delivery business and writing promotions for the back of Sugar Puffs boxes, It Could Be You, was published in 1997 under her maiden name, Josie Lloyd, and enabled her to meet fellow novelist, Emlyn Rees. Together they wrote Come Together, a twenty-something rom-com, which became a number one Sunday Times bestseller and was translated into 26 languages. They went on to co-write six more successful novels, and along the way got married and had three kids. In 2007 Jo went solo and wrote Platinum, followed by Forbidden Pleasures in 2010. Jo also writes a light-hearted blog about her life as a novelist and mother in Brighton called, which was in the top ten Times mummy blogs.

Author photo © Miranda Phernambucq

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Publication date

27th February 2014


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Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan


480 pages
Interest Age: From 18 years


Romantic Fiction
Relationship Stories
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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