The Rival

Anything you can do, she can do better…

The Rival is an addictive psychological suspense about ambition, female rivalry and motherhood and how far you’d go to get what you want.

‘Absolutely terrific, a beautifully written debut from an exciting new voice in psychological fiction’ – Cass Green, bestselling author of THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR

‘The Rival is a gripping psychological suspense that delves deep into the complex relationship of two women’ – Elisabeth Carpenter, author of 99 RED BALLOONS


Living in her new home in the countryside, HELENA is a career woman without a job and a mother without a baby. She blames ASHLEY for destroying her life. But is what happened really Ashley’s fault?


When Helena hires Ashley to work for her, she’s startled but impressed by her fierce ambition. They form a dream team and Helena is proud – maybe this is the protégé she’s always wanted to have? But soon Helena realises that nothing will stand in the way of Ashley’s drive to get to the top. And when Helena discovers she is pregnant, she quickly realises how vulnerable her position is, with devastating consequences.

THE RIVAL will be published by Quercus in September 2018. Pre-order on Amazon.