A Novel

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In Danielle Steel's thrilling new novel, a successful woman's seemingly perfect world is shattered when she faces embezzlement by the last person she would ever suspect.
At thirty-nine, Tallie Jones is a Hollywood legend. Her work as a film director is her passion and the center of her life; one after another, her award-winning productions achieve the rare combination of critical and commercial success. With no interest in the perks of her profession or the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles, Tallie maintains close and loving relationships with her college-age daughter and her aging father, and has a happy collaboration with Hunter Lloyd, her respected producing partner, confidant, and live-in lover. Rounding out the circle and making it all work is Brigitte Parker, Tallie's devoted personal assistant. Friends since film school, they are a study in contrasts, with Brigitte's polished glamour balancing Tallie's artless natural beauty, and her hard-driving, highly organized style a protective shield for Tallie's casual, down-to-earth approach.
As Tallie is in the midst of directing the most ambitious film she has yet undertaken, small disturbances begin to ripple through her well-ordered world. An outside audit reveals troubling discrepancies in the financial records maintained by Victor Carson, Tallie's longtime, trusted accountant. Mysterious receipts hint at activities of which she has no knowledge. Soon it becomes clear that someone close to Tallie has been steadily funneling away enormous amounts of her money. In the wake of an escalating series of shattering revelations, Tallie will find herself playing the most dangerous game of all--to trap a predator stalking her in plain sight.
In this riveting novel, Danielle Steel reveals the dark side of fame and fortune. At the same time, she brilliantly captures a woman's will to navigate a minefield of hurt and loss--toward a new beginning.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2012.
ISBN: 9780385343190
Characteristics: 321 p. ;,25 cm.


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Apr 20, 2017

Although as reported with a note when I turned The Betrayal in, I went ahead and read it and it didn't spoil the book but I see there is another copy in so far today April 20th and if it is still there, I will read it in the library to see what I missed.

Oct 25, 2016

Yawn!... Tiresome piffle.

Jun 11, 2014

Great book. All of Danielle Steel's books are Great!!!

IMolina3 Feb 04, 2014

i knew from the beginnin that it was her envious frivolous assistance

Sep 07, 2012

I've read most of Danielle Steel's novels and can say that this story was definitely her typical style. After expanding my horizons and reading or listening to stories about some very "strong" women, I find this style a bit boring for me. Would give it 6 out of 10 rating.

Jul 23, 2012

I just finished the book yesterday. I have to say I've been reading Danielle Steel since high school it was apparant to me from the beginning it was the assistant. It was also apparent to me that she would marry the fbi agent. Come on Danielle give me a break you can do better then this i've seen it for 30 years.

snowbird922 May 30, 2012

This book was very dry and clear cut, anyone could tell it was the assistant. It is a far distance away from her previous books such as Kalidescope.

chopper1234 May 29, 2012

Betrayal returned 5/29/12.

lfranz Apr 24, 2012

Great quick read -

sweetpea916 Apr 21, 2012

I have always liked Danielle Steel but her last few I have not been able to get into. This one is one of her better books.

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