By the author of the bestselling novelsThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel andTulip Fever, the “tense and splendid” (Wall Street Journal) story of human frailty, temptation, and tragedyBestselling author Deborah Moggach, who “captures mood through careful choice of detail and has a deft sense of the grotesque” (James McNamara, The New York Times Book Review) delivers an extremely powerful novel about the consequences of greed and deceit in her gripping page-turner Final Demand.Natalie is a girl who should be going somewhere. Although beautiful, bright, and ambitious, she’s stuck in a dead-end job in the accounts department of a telecommunications company, living her life through wild weekends and yearning for something more. While processing the final notice payments on customer’s accounts, Natalie devises a simple little scam that could change her life in a major way. And since it’s only a minor crimenobody’s going to get hurt she doesn’t hesitate to follow through her scheme.But when Natalie’s selfish actions have tragic consequences, she learns there’s no such thing as a victimless crime. A cautionary tale that “captures the soulless sign of the times” (Jerry Broton, New York Times bestselling author), Final Demand is a beautifully written, emotionally taut story about the battle between love, envy, and misguided aspirations, and our own frailty in the face of temptation.
|Publisher:||The Overlook Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Deborah Moggach is the author of many successful novels includingTulip Fever,the recent film adaptation of which stars Alicia Vikander, andThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which was made into two very popular movies starring Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, and Maggie Smith. Her screenplays include the film ofPride and Prejudice, which was nominated for a BAFTA. Her novelsIn The Dark,Heartbreak Hotel, and Final Demand are published by Overlook.