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The Scandal

A gripping emotional page turner with a breathtaking twist

Nicola Marsh


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Other Editions of This Title:
Mass Market (9/28/2021)
Paperback (10/6/2020)


My life is like one of those cheap snow globes my twins collected when they were younger. Shiny and pretty on the outside, blurred beyond recognition when shaken.

Ever since her twin girls left home, Marisa has felt there's something missing from her life. Her sprawling mansion is no longer filled with laughter and chaos, and she's desperate to feel needed... and to be distracted from the secret she's been hiding from her husband for all these years.

Coffee with her best friends might be the only thing holding Marisa together. But Claire and Ellyhave their own secrets. Like why Claire hasn't been to work in weeks, or why Elly won't tell anyone who's buying her flowers.

When Jodi, a pregnant young girl, turns up at Marisa's doorstep, Marisa is quick to come to her aid. She sees herself in Jodi and she knows how devoting yourself to looking after others can take up all your time in the most marvellous way.

But Jodi's arrival quickly pushes everyone's lies to the surface. The father of her unborn child is someone the women know very well, and Marisa starts to wonder if her obsession with helping Jodi might come at a devastating price...

The Scandal has a twist that will take your breath away. An emotionally charged novel about secrets, affairs and perfect small towns that will be devoured by fans of Kerry Fisher, Big Little Lies and The Other Woman.

What readers are saying about The Scandal:

'This book has it all Scandal, secrets, lies, murder, mystery, love. You think you have figured out, but do you?... My first book by Nicola Marsh, won't be my last.' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

'INCREDIBLE ... I was convinced multiple times that I had it figured out when I never actually did... It will stick with me for a while afterwards and I don't think I've ever read a thriller quite like this one before.' Goodreads reviewer

'This is the first book I read by Nicola Marsh and boy I can't wait to read another one... I just absolutely loved it... I can't say enough good things about this book. Between the plot, characters and all the twists in this book it made it an easy and fast read. I would definitely recommend it.' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

'A thrill ride that keeps you guessing and is full of surprises... Just when it appears that the story is drawing to a close there pops out another shock. It will keep you guessing till the last page and does not disappoint.' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

'The Scandal is an engrossing thriller that I could not put down.' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

'Holy smokes that whole episode with Jodi will rock you to the core... it's not just a scandal it's a gut-wrenching sucker punch that literally takes your breath away... I never seen that shocker coming towards me. Nicola's books are amazing and I can't wait to see what she's brewing up next I'll take two please ' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

'I thought I had the plot figured out quite a few times but this story twists and turns at a rapid pace and I loved it ' Crafty Fox, 5 stars

Bookouture, 9781838880439, 328pp.

Publication Date: July 25, 2019