The Talented Mr. Ripley meets Broadcast News in this literary thriller about best friends who become workplace rivals—and what each of them will do to win at any cost.
Stella and Violet are best friends, and from the moment they meet in college, they know their roles: Stella in the spotlight and Violet behind the scenes.
After graduation, Violet moves to New York and lands a job in cable news, where she works her way up from intern to assistant to producer, and to a life where she’s finally free from Stella’s shadow. Until Stella decides to use her connections, beauty, and charisma to land a job at the same network. Stella soon moves in front of the camera, becoming the public face of the stories that Violet has worked tirelessly to produce—and taking all the credit for them.
But Violet isn’t giving up so easily. As she and Stella strive for success, they each reveal just how far they’ll go to get what they want—even if it means destroying the other person along the way.