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Title: The Temp
Author: Michelle Frances
Publish Date: January 29, 2019
Genre: Psychological Thriller
My Rating: 4/5
A successful career woman pays the ultimate price for having it all in this “outstanding psychological thriller” by the USA Today bestselling author (Publishers Weekly, starred review).
With a dream career and a handsome screenwriter husband, TV producer Carrie is at the top of her game. Now with a baby on the way, she will truly have it all—she’ll just need someone to fill in for her while she’s on maternity leave. A young script editor with some missteps in her past, Emma is determined to make the most of the temporary position. She wants a life just like Carries . . . exactly like Carries.
Carrie has given up more than anyone knows to get to the top of a ruthless business. But with Emma filling in for her at the office, her perfect life starts to unravel. Her bank account is inexplicably overdrawn, her husband seems strangely distant and colleagues are all too happy to take Emma’s creative direction. Carrie finds herself dying to get back to work . . . until a letter left at her door changes everything.
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Carrie, a successful TV producer, is pregnant and needs to hire a temp. She will need time off work after the baby comes, even though she hates having to leave her job. She hires Emma. Emma is ambitious and eager to work with Carrie.
The Temp is told with the alternating points of view of Carrie and Emma. Carrie and her husband have successful careers and a happy marriage. When Carrie finds out she is pregnant, they’re well planned lives get off course. Emma wants to work in the television industry, but hasn’t had much luck. A temp position with Carrie is a dream for her, and she desperately wants it to work.
The Temp is a slow-burning psychological thriller. Interesting characters and twisty plot made for a captivating read. Intriguing, suspenseful, and twisted.
Books by Michelle Frances:
- The Girlfriend
- The Temp
- The Daughter