Publication Date: Available Now from Head of Zeus
Source: Review Copy
The second StoryWorld novel set in the glamorous, pressurized world of a live London TV station.
StoryWorld is the nation’s favourite morning show, and producer Liz Lyon wants to keep it that way. Her job is to turn real-life stories into thrilling TV – and keep a lid on the cauldron of conflicts and resentments that constantly simmers off-stage.
In this gripping novel of power, rivalry and betrayal, Jane Lythell draws on her experiences of working in the heated world of live TV. Liz Lyon must balance the monster egos at work with the demands of her teenage daughter – and the man she’s just started dating – at home. It’s all in a day’s work
The first novel in this series, Woman of the Hour was absolutely gripping, taking us behind the scenes of live television and introducing us to Liz Lyon, a character whose day to day issues resonate with us all.
In Behind Her Back Liz is back from holiday to face yet more shenanigans in the workplace all the while juggling real life and family – and once again it is gripping and has a really authentic edge to it that keeps you involved throughout.
I love the way the characters are developed here, making you love and hate them, rooting for Liz all the way as she chooses her battles and faces down new people in it for the money. Lori is a great addition to the cast, adding to the balance Liz has to try and find – keep the ratings up, keep the staff happy (and I was pleased to see my fave Fizzy back feisty as ever) all the while keeping that balance in her own life. Behind Her Back is like the best tv drama but unfolding on the page.The writing and plotting is superb a hugely satisfying reading experience.
I loved it – and the last one – definitely recommended by me, something a little different and endlessly fascinating.
I have one copy to give away – if you tweet me @Lizzy11268 and tell me why you fancy it I’ll put your name into the actual hat I use to draw these things!
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