Stacey leaned forward, gripping the edge of the bench, and stared at the ground. God, she thought, am I losing my mind? Is this what happens when you lose your job? The day Stacey Grant is made redundant feels like the last day of her life. Or at least the only life she'd ever known. For who was she if not a high-flying City worker? As Stacey's life closes in on her, caring for her increasingly vulnerable mother and waiting for her successful husband to return home, she at least has The Girls to fall back on. Beth, Melissa and Gaby. The girls, now women, had been there for each other since university, and this would be no different. But these career women have problems of their own, and when Stacey's redundancy forces a betrayal to emerge that was supposed to remain secret, their long cherished friendships will be pushed to their limits . . . 'Fiendishly well-plotted . . . I love it' Daily Mail 'Trollope's observations are as astute as ever . . . Cleverly tackles contemporary issues and the question: can women have it all?' Scotsman
Joanna Trollope is the author of many highly acclaimed and bestselling novels, including The Rector's Wife, Marrying the Mistress, Daughters in Law and City of Friends. She was appointed OBE in 1996, and a trustee of the National Literacy Trust in in 2012. She has chaired the Whitbread and Orange Awards, as well as being a judge of many other literature prizes; she has been part of two DCMS panels on public libraries and is patron of numerous charities, including Meningitis Now, and Chawton House Library. In 2014, she updated Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility as the opening novel in the Austen Project.