Necessary People

ISBN: 9780316451727
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A propulsive, "chilling" novel exploring the dangerous fault lines of female friendships (Lee Child), Necessary People deftly plumbs the limits of ambition, loyalty, and love.

One of them has it all. One of them wants it all. But they can't both win.

Stella and Violet are best friends, and from the moment they met in college, they knew their roles. Beautiful, privileged, and reckless Stella lives in the spotlight. Hardworking, laser-focused Violet stays behind the scenes, always ready to clean up the mess that Stella inevitably leaves in her wake.

After graduation, Violet moves to New York and lands a job in cable news, where she works her way up from intern to assistant to producer, and to a life where she's finally free from Stella's shadow. In this fast-paced world, Violet thrives, and her ambitions grow -- but everything is jeopardized when Stella, envious of Violet's new life, uses her connections, beauty, and charisma to get hired at the same network. Stella soon moves in front of the camera, becoming the public face of the stories that Violet has worked tirelessly to produce -- and taking all the credit.

Stella might be the one with the rich family and the right friends, but Violet isn't giving up so easily. As she and Stella strive for success, each reveals just how far she'll go to get what she wants -- even if it means destroying the other person along the way.
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Publisher,Back Bay Books
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Weight, 420 g
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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews

Violet and Stella meet in college and quickly become best of friends. The two young women come from very different backgrounds. Violet, couldn't wait to escape to college from her poor upbringing in the middle-of-nowhere Florida by neglectful parents. A quiet but determined young woman she's the perfect friend for the flighty Stella. Stella, on the other hand, was raised in a wealthy family with little care and regard for anyone or anything around her. Beautiful but reckless she adores it when Violet swoops in to save her time and time again.

When Violet finally gets her foot in the door at a cable news station it seems like a dream come true. With hard work, ambition, and endless determination she quickly begins climbing the corporate ladder. So what happens when Stella returns from traveling the world and sees just how successful Violet has become?

Stella, jealous of Violets success and her endless hours at work, decides to make a few phone calls that ultimately land her a job at the same cable news station. While Violet frets behind the camera it appears that Stella's own star is beginning to rise in front of the camera and casts a shadow on everything that Violet has worked so hard for. When best friends become rivals someone is bound to win and someone is bound to lose.

Amirah Bukhari

This is a harsh, gritty and gripping story of what happens when two friends clash.