GIVEAWAY: 3 copies of The Witch’s Daughter – PETROGRAD
In Such Tremendous Heat
Basking in Singapore’s non-stop sunshine, low tax rate and crocodile Birkins on every other arm, Dara, Amaka, and Lillian are living the dream – until their carefully constructed lives are upended by a handsome and mysterious new arrival…
Dara, a workaholic lawyer, is on the brink of partnership at her firm. Estranged from her mother, and perpetually uncomfortable around her hyper-competitive colleagues, her insecurities threaten to overwhelm her when Lani, a new hire from Geneva, is assigned to work on what should have been her career-making case. Pitted against one another, Dara can’t help but see Lani as a threat, ready to take her hard-earned place as partner.
Amaka, a sharp-tongued banker, is in the midst of a painful family breakdown. Thousands of miles away from home, she’s doing her best to distract herself with a illicit workplace romance – and hiding a spiralling shopping addiction that’s threatening not only her finances, but her very sense of self. An instant attraction to Lani jeopardizes her last shred of stability.
Lillian, a piano-prodigy-turned-housewife, is desperately trying to remain in Singapore after her marriage comes to a messy end. Rather than sell her beloved piano, the last precious reminder she has of her parents, she takes a low-paying job at a language school. A chance encounter with Lani-a man who is inexplicably, impossibly, the spitting image of her late father-triggers a grief she’s spent a lifetime suppressing, leading to an obsession that threatens everything-and everyone-around her.
Forced to confront the ghosts of their pasts, Dara, Amaka, and Lillian soon learn that unfinished history can follow you anywhere – even to Singapore.
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