A novel from the acclaimed author of All in the Mind
Maya Lowe is Britain's most famous film star, an incredibly alluring actress. Her story is told by Steve, a childhood friend who has watched her rise to stardom and always been in love with her. His privileged position as her confidant makes him the envy of millions. He gets entangled in her celebrity lifestyle first when she decides she has had enough of acting and then when she calls him in distress after her TV presenter husband turns violent.
Despite being happily married and about to become a father Steve becomes more and more involved in Maya's life, until one day he goes too far in his efforts to protect her...
A tale of celebrity and obsession, Maya is an acutely observed, sometimes dark, always assured novel.
“A superb read ... Campbell paints a sometimes disturbing, always fascinating portrait of fame, and the obsession and manipulation that it attracts”
“Campbell has written a book which is well plotted and suspenseful. Few who can bring themselves to start will be able to force themselves not to finish... Maya should clearly be played by Keira Knightley if Campbell gets the movie deal - which, on the basis of the story's twists and grip, should not be ruled out... (Piers) Morgan surely won't be the only person to like this book. The joke waiting to be made is that Campbell saves his best fiction for public enquiries - but much of Maya ruins that gag.”
Mark Lawson, Guardian, Guardian