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Friendship by the Book: Getting Even by Sarah Rayner

Published: September 11, 2014 | Last Updated: September 11, 2014 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

A new novel by Sarah Rayner explores how jealousy can undermine a close friendship.

Getting Even by Sarah Rayner

Getting Even by Sarah Rayner

Fast forward Mad Men’s Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce to a contemporary ad agency in Soho London: That’s the backdrop for Getting Even, a new novel by Sarah Rayner (St. Martins Griffin, 2014).

Best friends Ivy and Orianna, the two female protagonists of the book, share a cubicle and work as a creative team in a fast-paced public relations firm. Each woman is also involved in a clandestine office liaison.

When Orianna gets a coveted promotion, Ivy becomes consumed with jealousy, plotting revenge against her once-best friend. Unhappy in her own life circumstances, she schemes to destroy her friend’s personal and professional life.

Orianna is so trusting that she is largely blind to the havoc her friend is wreaking, not only on her life but also on the stability of the agency.

Friendship breakups are always painful but office breakups can cause repercussions involving other co-workers. This book, a blend of whodunit and steamy romance offers an insider’s peek into the PR business while highlighting the perils of workplace friendships when they go very awry.

It’s a fast and engaging read that will keep you wondering about the outcomes until the end.

Getting Even will be released in hardcover, paperback and print editions on September 23, 2014. Author Sarah Rayner worked as an advertising copywriter for twenty years before she became a novelist.

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  1. Lauren says:

    Sounds like a real page turner!!! I will look out for it after its release of 23 Sept 2014. It sounds really entertaining, with some very interesting psychological insights!!!

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