The Rival

The Rival

NOW:
Living in her 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?

THEN:
When Helena hires Ashley to work with 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 is an addictive psychological suspense about ambition, female rivalry, mental health and motherhood and how far you'd ever go to get what you want.

Title:The Rival
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781787470934
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  • Michelle

    Helena is happily married and a successful business woman. Her husband is desperate to have children but Helena doesn't want to give up her career. Not yet anyways even though he's been asking her for...

  • Jayme

    In this corner we have HELENA....unexpectedly pregnant at the height of her career.­čąŐIn this corner, we have her protege ASHLEY, an ambitious woman determined to get the promotion she wants...­čąŐIn...

  • Mark

    The only reason I wanted this book to end was so I could start the authors next book ( which is my next read ), I loved itThink Single White Female ish but with subtlety, think stalking but it being m...

  • Jayme

    In this corner we have HELENA....unexpectedly pregnant at the height of her career.­čąŐIn this corner, we have her protege ASHLEY, an ambitious woman determined to get the promotion she wants...­čąŐIn...

  • Mandy White

    Wow.. The Rival by Charlotte Duckworth was good!! Totally took me by surprise and did not want to put it down. I read 80% of it in one sitting and If it hadn't been for work this morning I would have ...

  • Lou

    'The Rival' is described as a crime thriller, but I would say women's fiction is much more accurate. The basis of the story focuses on the horrors motherhood can bring with it, gossip-y office politic...

  • Eva

    When I picked up The Rival I was in the most grumpy mood. IÔÇÖd had little sleep the night before, my day had been turned upside down by interruptions and distractions and I had a headache. All this m...

  • Bridgett

    Here's to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them. 3.5 stars rounded down.Divided into three parts and told from two perspectives...those of Helena and Ashley, The...

  • Sarah

    I thought this book was very good and entertaining. I liked the two women Ashley and Helena who were the main characters. I found part 1 a bit confusing as it was saying things about the past which I ...

  • Lisa

    I really wanted to like this book. It was recommended to me from a fellow Goodreads friend. But, the writing style was so erratic I couldn't focus. Reading this author is like looking through a kaleid...