She glanced at her phone again. There were appeals from the girls, from her colleagues, a text from Steve reading, with uncharacteristic imperiousness, ‘Call me.’ She couldn’t. She couldn’t call any individual….
She leaned forward, gripping the edge of the bench, and stared at the ground. God, she thought, am I losing my mind? Is this what happens while you lose your job?
The day Stacey Grant loses her job feels like the last day of her life. Or, no less than, the only life she’d ever known. For who used to be she if not a City high-flyer, Senior Partner at one of the most top private equity firms in London?
As Stacey starts to reconcile her old life with the new – one without professional achievements or meetings but as an alternative long days at home with her dog and in poor health mother, looking forward to her successful husband to come home – she no less than has The Girls to fall back on. Beth, Melissa and Gaby. The Girls, now women, had been best friends from the early days of university throughout their working lives, and for all of the happiness and heartbreaks in between.
But these career women all have personal problems of their own, and when Stacey’s redundancy forces a betrayal to emerge that used to be supposed to remain secret, their long cherished friendships will be pushed to their limits….
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