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Popular Brit Maxted (Running in Heels) rewrites Cinderella for a meaner, more cynical age in a biting saga of a filthy-rich family brought to rack and ruin by a soulless psycho intent on settling an old score. Part social commentary, part thriller, Maxted's novel charts the complicated history of rags-to-riches-times-two Jack Kent, a hotel baron who loses a first wife to an early death, watches an adopted daughter nearly marry her own father, stands by as a wastrel biological daughter squanders her life and love, and is saved by a bitchy and deliciously vindictive second wife. It's a rip-roaring tale with a creepy villain bent on wrecking the family: I have spent all of my life thinking, plotting, imagining brilliant, twisted ways to make all of you suffer the same unimaginable hell that I did, he seethes, and the annoying thing is, you all have the presumption to think it coincidence! Though the book could lose a good hundred pages and the hopscotching time line can be confusing, when Maxted finds her groove, the flow is smart, crisp and riveting. (Jan.)
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The author of Getting Over It (2000) and A Tale of Two Sisters (2006) offers up an outlandish story of love and revenge not unlike the sudsers penned by Barbara Taylor Bradford or Jackie Collins. Former billionaire Jack Kent is too busy stewing over the theft of his fortune and business by his estranged second wife, Innocence, to pay attention to either of his daughters. The eldest, Claudia, who was adopted by Jack and his first wife, is trying to distance herself from her family by getting a job as a journalist and entering into a relationship with her handsome older boss. Her younger half-sister, Emily, has set her sights on a wealthy heir and seduced him––with unintended consequences. Unbeknownst to any of them, the family is being targeted by the sociopathic Nathan, who has a tenuous connection to them. With infidelity, incest, and murder in the mix, Rich Again may not be as introspective and thoughtful as Maxted’s previous works, but readers will find themselves engrossed in the torrid tale. --Kristine HuntleySee all Editorial Reviews
This Anna Maxted novel was very different than her others. I loved the others that I've read so I had to read this one. Read morePublished 6 months ago by SLMB
This is the most mis-marketed book I have *EVER* read. Many readers will be horrified by its contents. They are brutal, bloody, and graphic. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Amazon User
I love chick lit and even I had to admit this was an awful book. I liked Anna Maxted's first book. This one is poorly written, with a flimsy plot, unrealistic story lines and... Read morePublished 19 months ago by MizMV
I picked up this book at a library book sale while trying to find a good read for my upcoming beach trip. Read morePublished 21 months ago by anniep
Great condition and stress free service. KIndle is a great way to go!. Anna Maxted is one of my favorite authors.Published on February 17, 2013 by Lisa G. Averill
I had read that Anna Maxted had a pen name "Sasha Blake" and was writing bonkbusters, of which I am a fan. Read morePublished on January 21, 2013 by C. McLaurin
I've always enjoyed Anna Maxted's novels-- I've found them to be deeper and more sharply written than your typical chick lit-- and I was excited to find a new title at the library. Read morePublished on April 5, 2012 by Lisa
I think the synopsis on the back cover was highly misleading - like many other fans of Anna Maxted, I was expecting her usual feel-good, witty, intelligently-written work - the... Read morePublished on September 17, 2011 by Samantha Louise Kett
i can not tell you how disapointed i am or how depressing this was!!!i can't think of one nice thing to say about it really! Read morePublished on June 29, 2011 by mame