August 2022 Indie Next List
“Three women, a Hollywood high roller, and an explosive day set the stage for a novel that will blow you away. Any woman whose work has been overlooked, underestimated, uncredited, or unrewarded needs a copy of The Work Wife. Hear her roar!”
— Pamela Klinger-Horn, Valley Bookseller, Stillwater, MN
" A] knockout debut.... Vengefully delicious." --People
People Magazine Book of the Week * New York Post Hottest Book of the Season * Newsday Notable Book of Summer * USA Today Book of the Week * Salon Best Book of the Year
Three fierce women connected to a billionaire film mogul collide at a Hollywood party in this richly observed novel about female ambition, complicity, and privilege.
It's the Hollywood event of the season, and anyone who's anyone will be enjoying their evening at socialite Holly Stabler's gorgeous hilltop estate. For personal assistant Zanne Klein, the gala is her chance at a promotion she's chased for far too long, which means she'll finally be able to buy a house, pay off her loans, and give her girlfriend the life she deserves.
But just when the perfect party seems to be in reach, Phoebe Lee, a talented director who mysteriously disappeared decades before, shows up uninvited--with a dark secret. As the event unfolds and truths are exposed, Zanne, Holly, and Phoebe are set on a collision course that promises to make the night one Hollywood will never forget...
"A bold and wholly satisfying novel about power, ambition, and the price women must often pay for their dreams." --Emma Straub, New York Times bestselling author of This Time Tomorrow
*Don't miss Alison B. Hart's next novel, April May June July, a family drama on sale in May 2024 and available now for preorder.