After two years of fighting her way back to the top, television host Robin Trainer becomes the target of an enemy with a dark agenda and must figure out who is reponsible. - (Baker & Taylor)
An up-and-coming media sensation, television host Robin Trainer is targeted by a vicious enemy, with whom she may work every day, and who will stop at nothing—not even murder—to make sure that she loses everything that matters to her, including her life. 40,000 first printing. - (Baker & Taylor)
From New York Times bestselling author Kate White comes a riveting psychological suspense in which a media star must battle a malevolent enemy who may be disturbingly close to her.
After losing her on-air job two years ago, television host Robin Trainer has fought her way back and now she’s hotter than ever. With her new show climbing in the ratings and her first book a bestseller, she’s being dubbed a media double threat.
But suddenly, things begin to go wrong. Small incidents at first: a nasty note left in her purse; her photo shredded. But the obnoxious quickly becomes threatening when the foundation the makeup artist uses burns Robin’s face. It wasn’t an accident—someone had deliberately doctored with the product.
An adversary with a dark agenda wants to hurt Robin, and the clues point to someone she works with every day. While she frantically tries to put the pieces together and unmask this hidden foe, it becomes terrifyingly clear that the person responsible isn’t going to stop until Robin loses everything that matters to her . . . including her life.
A rising media star must battle a diabolical enemy in this riveting tale of psychological suspense from Kate White, theNew York Times bestselling author of The Sixes and Hush.
After a painful divorce and losing her on-air job two years ago, Robin Trainer has fought hard to regain her career. Now, as the popular cohost of a nightly entertainment show and the author of a hot new bestseller, she's being dubbed a media double threat. In a business full of rivals eager to see you fail, making a comeback was tough, and Robin isn't about to do anything that could jeopardize her newfound success.
But suddenly things begin going wrong. A few small but nasty incidents shake her confidence: a vicious note tucked into her purse at her book signing; the photo on her book jacket slashed in her office; a doll that looks just like her—but with its eyes gouged out—left on her desk chair. Soon the meanness turns threatening.
Someone has eyes on Robin, an adversary with a dark agenda who wants to hurt her and see her fall, and the clues point to someone she works with every day. As she frantically tries to put the pieces together and unmask an enemy hiding in the shadows all too close to her, it becomes terrifyingly clear that the person responsible isn't going to stop until Robin loses everything that matters to her . . . including her life.
In this nail-biting thriller full of stunning twists, Kate White takes you behind the scenes of the glamorous, high-intensity world of television and ratchets up the suspense, page by page, to the shocking end.
Someone is out to get Robin Trainer. After dealing with career problems and divorce, Robin is suddenly a success. As coanchor of a new TV show, she displays winning chemistry with handsome colleague Carter Brooks, and her new nonfiction book is climbing the charts. Then the sabotage begins: a nasty note left in her purse, book jackets torn through the photo of her face, a dead roach in her coffee cup, a Barbie doll with eyes poked out, makeup that inflames her face, a drugged brownie. Although Robin suspects station superstar Vicky Cruz, an internal investigation—revealing private information about Robin's childhood with an abusive stepmother and a recent ill-advised fling with Carter—points back to Robin herself. Desperate to clear her name, she accepts help from an unlikely quarter while wondering who, among the handful of people closest to her, she can trust. Former Cosmo editor White, author of the Bailey Weggins series, seems to thrive in an atmosphere of glitz, as she produces increasing levels of suspense and danger in what is her most compelling and snappiest stand-alone yet. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.
Library Journal Reviews
Things are finally looking up for cable TV host Robin Trainer. After losing her last job, her marriage, and dealing with the ongoing effects of an evil stepmother and duped father, she just released a surefire hit book and sits alongside good-looking and flirty cohost Carter on The Pulse, a popular new daily show. But Robin's newfound happiness and success are sullied when someone starts trying to mess with her psyche and personal safety (e.g., leaving her a nasty note and a disfigured doll). The threats escalate and appear to be the handiwork of a colleague, although network security is skeptical. Faced with another career setback, Robin struggles to figure out who is doing these terrible things and whom she can and cannot trust. VERDICT The latest from best-selling author White (The Sixes) is fast-paced and keeps the reader guessing owing to the generous number of potential suspects. While the dialog is often flat or plain unnecessary, the premise is certainly compelling, and the glimpse inside a cable network is entertaining. Perfect reading for a boring airplane ride! For fans of showbiz fiction and psychological suspense/thrillers. [See Prepub Alert, 1/10/14.]—Samantha Gust, Niagara Univ. Lib., NY
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