A sharp and witty tale of sibling rivalry, bitterness and revenge from this highly-acclaimed author.
Lulu has always been intolerable. From spending every childhood moment worming her way into the affections of her stepmother (spitefully undermining poor Geraldine, her dumpy and hardworking stepsister, along the way) to growing into a sexy, long-legged and ruthless adult. Jobs, lovers, fashionable clothes: Lulu picks them up at whim and drops them with equal ease, confident that Geraldine and her faithfully supportive husband, Robert, will bail her out of every passing problem.
But not even watchful Robert has realized quite how much Geraldine's exemplary patience has rested on one simple but long-lasting assumption about her own family.
Could everything finally be about to change ...?
“Sharp and black ... Fine's depiction of a cunning and manipulative character is masterful, and the conclusion is horribly satisfying.”
“Fine writes in dignified and clear prose that does ring true.”
“This wickedly entertaining novel ... is not one to miss”
“Few writers can convey better than Anne Fine the dangerous currents that ripple through an unhappy family.”
“Fine untangles all these threads with great psychological intelligence, and a merciless sense of comedy.”