Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel

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The New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller that Reese Witherspoon described as “one of those reads you just can’t put down,” explores the unbearable pressure that so many women feel to “have it all” and how one young woman uses her sharp edges and cutthroat ambition to hide a scandalous truth.

As a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School, Ani FaNelli endured a shocking, public humiliation that left her desperate to reinvent herself. Now, with a glamorous job, expensive wardrobe, and handsome blue blood fiancé, she’s this close to living the perfect life she’s worked so hard to achieve.

But Ani has a secret.

There’s something else buried in her past that still haunts her, something private and painful that threatens to bubble to the surface and destroy everything. The question remains: will breaking her silence destroy all that she has worked for or will it—at long last—set Ani free?

With a singular voice and twists you won’t see coming, Luckiest Girl Alive is “nail-bitingly addictive…equal parts funny and twisted” (Glamour) and proves that the perfect life is often a perfect lie.
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About the author

Jessica Knoll is the New York Times bestselling author of Luckiest Girl Alive, which has been optioned for film by Lionsgate with Reese Witherspoon set to produce. She has been a senior editor at Cosmopolitan and the articles editor at Self. She grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and graduated from The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and her bulldog, Beatrice. The Favorite Sister is her second novel.

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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
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Published on
May 12, 2015
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Pages
352
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ISBN
9781476789651
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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***NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER***

“Engrossing…Deliciously savage and wildly entertaining.”—People Magazine (Book of the Week)

From Jessica Knoll—author of Luckiest Girl Alive, the instant New York Times bestseller and the bestselling debut novel of 2015—comes a blisteringly paced thriller starring two sisters who join the cast of a reality TV series. One won’t make it out alive. So…who did it?

When five hyper-successful women agree to appear on a reality series set in New York City called Goal Diggers, the producers never expect the season will end in murder…

Brett’s the fan favorite. Tattooed and only twenty-seven, the meteoric success of her spin studio—and her recent engagement to her girlfriend—has made her the object of jealousy and vitriol from her castmates.

Kelly, Brett’s older sister and business partner, is the most recent recruit, dismissed as a hanger-on by veteran cast. The golden child growing up, she defers to Brett now—a role which requires her to protect their shocking secret.

Stephanie, the first black cast member and the oldest, is a successful bestselling author of erotic novels. There have long been whispers about her hot, non-working actor-husband and his wandering eye, but this season the focus is on the rift that has opened between her and Brett, former best friends—and resentment soon breeds contempt.

The Favorite Sister explores the invisible barriers that prevent women from rising up the ranks in today’s America—and offers a scathing take on the oft-lionized bonds of sisterhood, and the relentless pressure to stay young, relevant, and salable.
***NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER***

“Engrossing…Deliciously savage and wildly entertaining.”—People Magazine (Book of the Week)

From Jessica Knoll—author of Luckiest Girl Alive, the instant New York Times bestseller and the bestselling debut novel of 2015—comes a blisteringly paced thriller starring two sisters who join the cast of a reality TV series. One won’t make it out alive. So…who did it?

When five hyper-successful women agree to appear on a reality series set in New York City called Goal Diggers, the producers never expect the season will end in murder…

Brett’s the fan favorite. Tattooed and only twenty-seven, the meteoric success of her spin studio—and her recent engagement to her girlfriend—has made her the object of jealousy and vitriol from her castmates.

Kelly, Brett’s older sister and business partner, is the most recent recruit, dismissed as a hanger-on by veteran cast. The golden child growing up, she defers to Brett now—a role which requires her to protect their shocking secret.

Stephanie, the first black cast member and the oldest, is a successful bestselling author of erotic novels. There have long been whispers about her hot, non-working actor-husband and his wandering eye, but this season the focus is on the rift that has opened between her and Brett, former best friends—and resentment soon breeds contempt.

The Favorite Sister explores the invisible barriers that prevent women from rising up the ranks in today’s America—and offers a scathing take on the oft-lionized bonds of sisterhood, and the relentless pressure to stay young, relevant, and salable.
»Lika smart och med samma kraft som Gillian Flynn, men med en alldeles egen sorts intensitet.« | Megan Abbott, författare till Om du vågar
»Den sortens bok som man bara inte kan lägga ifrån sig.« | Reese Witherspoon

Hennes perfekta liv är en fullkomlig lögn...
Som high school-elev vid prestigefyllda Bradley School fick Ani FaNelli utstå en chockerande, offentlig förnedring efter en serie omskakande och brutala händelser. Något som väckte ett desperat behov av en ny identitet.
I dag har hon ett glamouröst jobb på The Women’s Magazine i New York, en dyr garderob och en snygg framgångsrik fästman – hon är så nära att leva det perfekta liv hon arbetat så hårt för att förverkliga.
Men tonårens förnedring är inte Anis enda sår. Hennes förflutna rymmer också en smärtsam hemlighet. Något som fortsätter att hemsöka henne, som hotar att komma upp till ytan och förstöra allt.
Vad händer om Ani bryter sin tystnad: Skulle det till sist kunna befria henne – eller bara slå allt hon kämpat för i spillror?

JESSICA KNOLL är en amerikansk författare som gjort stor succé med sin debutroman, den listiga psykologiska thrillern Världens lyckligaste kvinna [Luckiest Girl Alive]. Romanen gick rakt in på både New York Times och USA Todays bestsellerlistor och långfilmen kommer att produceras av Reese Witherspoons bolag.

»Mörk, vriden, knivskarp. Som en skräckfilm i slow-motion.« | Entertainment Weekly

»Varje gång vi tror oss veta vart Ani och hennes historia är på väg blir vi överraskade av en ny, skickligt utförd vändning. Oumbärlig läsning!« | USA Today

»En våldsamt framgångsrik debutroman.« | The New York Times

»Kriminallitteratur när den är som bäst.« | L.A. Review of Books

»Lika beroendeframkallande som GONE GIRL.« | Good Housekeeping
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