A Thrilling Page-Turner: Read a Review of The Arrangement by Robyn Harding

A Thrilling Page-Turner: Read a Review of The Arrangement by Robyn Harding

A highly entertaining page-turner.

Pretty Woman tale turns toxic and deadly in this provocative thriller of sex, obsession, and murder from Robyn Harding, the “master of domestic suspense” (Kathleen Barber) and the USA TODAY bestselling author of The Party and Her Pretty Face

Natalie, a young art student in New York City, is struggling. She doesn’t have much of a relationship with her father, so can’t ask him for help. Her mother is remarried with two young kids, so focussed on her new family, not her adult child. Her flatmates are making life difficult for her. Money is tight and Natalie is struggling to pay her bills. She wishes her life was as easy and glamorous as her new friend, Ava, who lives in a beautiful apartment and has the luxury to study without financial stress. So when Ava shares her secret with her, of how she can afford her enviable life, Natalie jumps at the chance. Find a sugar daddy—a wealthy, older man who will pay her for dates and even give her a monthly allowance? Apparently lots of girls do it, Nat learns. All that’s required is to look pretty and hang on his every word. Sexual favours are optional.

So Natalie meets Gabe, who is more than thirty years her senior, and a handsome corporate finance attorney. Gabe seems like the perfect candidate, and within a month, they are madly in love. At least, Nat is…Gabe already has a family, whom he has no intention of leaving.

When he abruptly ends things, Nat can’t let go. But Gabe’s not about to let his sugar baby destroy his perfect life. What was supposed to be a mutually beneficial arrangement dissolves into a nightmare of deception and obsession. Natalie makes some extremely poor choices. Lines are crossed, which leads to a body being found near Gabe’s posh Upper East Side apartment. What began as a harmless way to pay some student bills ends in murder.

The Arrangement is a fantastic, fast-paced read. Emotionally powerful and packed with page-turning suspense, The Arrangement delves into the sordid, all-too-real world of shadowy relationships between wealthy, powerful men and the young women who are caught in their web. It is exceptionally well-written with a lot more depth and substance than many similar books in this genre. It’s easy for authors to fall into crazy-jilted-female clichés, but the plot twists in The Arrangement send the reader spiralling through some surprising twists that couldn’t be further from this.

Written from multiple perspectives, including Natalie’s, Gabe’s and Gabe’s truly complex and likeable wife, you won’t be able to put this marvellous and often chilling book down. And the end will surprise and thrill you… perfection!

Buy a copy of The Arrangement here.

About the author

Robyn Harding’s novels include The Party, Her Pretty Face, and The Arrangement, and she has written and executive produced an independent film. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband and two children.

 

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                      Synopsis

                      Pretty Woman tale turns deadly in this provocative tale of sex, obsession and murder from the bestselling author of The Party.Natalie, an art student in New York City, is struggling to pay her bills when a friend makes a suggestion: Why not find a sugar daddy – a wealthy, older man who will pay her for dates, and a monthly allowance. All that’s required is to look pretty. Sexual favours are optional.Gabe, a handsome finance attorney, seems like the perfect candidate and within a month they are madly in love. At least, Nat is – Gabe already has a family, who he has no intention of leaving.When he abruptly ends things, Nat can’t let go. She begins drinking heavily and stalking Gabe and his family. Their supposedly mutually beneficial arrangement devolves into a nightmare of deception, obsession and, when a body is found near Gabe’s Upper East Side apartment, murder.
                      Robyn Harding
                      About the author

                      Robyn Harding

                      Robyn Harding is the author of several books and has written and executive produced an independent film. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with her husband and two children.

                      Books by Robyn Harding

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