High Stakes is the new compelling and thought-provoking novel from the world’s favourite storyteller. A group of successful women discover the high price of success at a prestigious New York literary agency.
Jane Addison is smart, young and ambitious delighted to have landed a job at a prestigious New York literary agency. Hailey West, her boss, is dedicated to her authors, but her home life is chaotic and challenging as a single mother following her husband’s tragic death. Francine Rivers, the stern and bitter head of department is also raising children on her own after an acrimonious divorce and has had to overcome financial hardship by paying the very highest price.
Meanwhile, Allie Moore seems to have it all. She relishes success and loves working with the talented actors she represents. Until a passionate relationship with one of her star clients threatens to derail her career. And Merriwether Jones, CFO for the agency, appears to have the perfect marriage until her husband’s jealousy over her career threatens her happiness.
Jane quickly realizes that there are damaging secrets behind the doors of the agency. She has the least power, but she is also the least willing to accept things as they are. And when she tries to put things right, the consequences will leave no one unscathed.
In this riveting novel, five women at the top of their game navigate the challenges of career and ambition, family and personal lives in a world where it’s necessary to fight for what is right.