paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Pan Macmillan UK
City of Friends
Four best friends confront a betrayal that will test their relationships to the core—are their bonds strong enough to survive?
The day Stacey Grant loses her job 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 City high-flyer, Senior Partner at one of the top private equity firms in London?
As Stacey starts to reconcile her old life with the new—one without professional achievements or meetings, but instead, long days at home with her dog and ailing mother, waiting for her successful husband to come home—she at least has the girls to fall back on; Beth, Melissa and Gaby. The girls, now women, had been best friends from the early days of university right through their working lives, and for all the happiness and heartbreaks in between.
But these career women all have personal 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.
Joanna Trollope has been writing for over thirty years and is well known for her successful contemporary works of fiction such as The Rector’s Wife, Marrying the Mistress, and Daughters in Law. She was appointed OBE in 1996, and a trustee of the National Literacy Trust in 2012. She has chaired the Whitbread and Orange Awards and has been a judge of many other literature prizes. In 2014 she updated Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility as the opening novel in the Austen Project. City of Friends is her twentieth book.
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