Private Scandals

Private Scandals

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by Nora Roberts
     
 

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents a captivating novel set in the world of television talk shows. Private Scandals reveals the ambitious dreams of a savvy young woman—and the dark obsessions that threaten all she’s worked for…

Deanna Reynolds had it all planned: She’d start out in the

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents a captivating novel set in the world of television talk shows. Private Scandals reveals the ambitious dreams of a savvy young woman—and the dark obsessions that threaten all she’s worked for…

Deanna Reynolds had it all planned: She’d start out in the newsroom of a small Chicago station, then move up to host her own talk show. When her mentor Angela Perkins leaves for New York, Deanna risks everything for the chance to replace Angela on the air.

The network’s sexiest journalist, Finn Riley, admires Deanna’s daring ambition. But soon they are caught up in the bitter backlash of Angela’s revenge—and they must unmask the hidden betrayals of Deanna’s fiercest rival by taking the biggest risk of all…

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Fast-paced…The sparks fly.”—USA Today

“A fun read with a good pace and both thoroughly likable and thoroughly loathsome characters."—Publishers Weekly

“Compelling…first-rate reading.”—Rendezvous

“Nora Roberts does another fine job of weaving an intense story, making you wonder from page to page what will happen next.”—MyShelf.com

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The latest from veteran Roberts ( Genuine Lies ) is set in the glamorous world of television and concerns the rise of hot new talk-show host Deanna Reynolds. Deanna, a sincere and dedicated one-time local reporter in Chicago, has moved to New York, determined to be number one in the field. This pits her against her former mentor, the high strung and manipulative current talk-show queen, Angela Perkins. Angela doesn't take well to the competition and resorts to stealing guests, blackmail and crossing boundaries of good journalism in her effort to fight Deanna's increasing popularity. Deanna's romance with the handsome and much lauded reporter Finn Riley, Angela's former love interest, only increases the tension. But the novel's main question is who will do in Deanna first, the obsessed fan who seems to know her every move, or Angela, whose bitter vows for revenge are hastening her own downfall. Despite one weak plot device--the identity of the obsessed fan is too clear, too early--the novel is a fun read with a good pace and both thoroughly likable and thoroughly loathsome characters. (July)
Denise Perry Donavin
Roberts' latest combines behind-the-scenes cat fights between two female hosts of nationally syndicated talk shows with the evil deeds of a psychopathic kidnapper and murderer. The killer is infatuated with one angelic talk-show hostess, Deanna Reynolds. Deanna learned every trick she could from the arch-bitch Angela Perkins; when Angela suddenly leaves the Chicago network for New York, Reynolds pulls together her own crew and presents Angela's ex-producer (also her ex-husband) with an irresistible tape of a new show. While she is moving rapidly up the ladder of her career, Reynolds is falling in love with a tough foreign reporter named Finn Reilly (also Angela Perkins' ex-lover). When Angela is found dead in Deanna's studio, there are plenty of suspects. However, when several other deaths tie in with this one, it's obvious to Finn and the police that there is a psychopath working very close to Deanna. A fine romantic thriller whose author is sure to scare up interest on the talk-show circuit.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780515152975
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/30/2012
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
237,319
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher

“Fast-paced…The sparks fly.”—USA Today

“A fun read with a good pace and both thoroughly likable and thoroughly loathsome characters."—Publishers Weekly

“Compelling…first-rate reading.”—Rendezvous

“Nora Roberts does another fine job of weaving an intense story, making you wonder from page to page what will happen next.”—MyShelf.com

Meet the Author

Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels. She is also the author of the bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. There are more than 400 million copies of her books in print.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Keedysville, Maryland
Date of Birth:
1950
Place of Birth:
Silver Spring, Maryland
Website:
http://www.noraroberts.com/

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