Book length - 352 pages
Publisher - headofzeus.com
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
ABOUT THE BOOK
StoryWorld TV brings 'real life stories' to its viewers. But it's at the station where the true dramas are played out...
Liz Lyon is Head of Features at StoryWorld TV. It's exhilarating and sometimes glamorous work, but as a single mother with a demanding career, her life is a constant balancing act.
Then simmering tensions erupt at the station, trapping Liz in a web of rivalry, manipulation and deceit. If she trusts the wrong person, she could lose her job. But with everything she thought she knew crumbling around her, can she even trust herself?
A twisty drama of secrets and lies in a London TV station, this is the first book in the StoryWorld series from the acclaimed author of The Lie Of You.
WOMAN OF THE HOUR by Jane Lythell is an exceptionally well-written story of a highly driven TV executive who is desperately trying to balance her career with her role as a mother, all the while handling the myriad of issues, some more serious than others, that is involved with working behind the scenes at StoryWorld TV.
Liz Lyon shines at her workplace where she protects and looks after every person on her team, and puts her heart and soul into her job. There is only one other area of her life that is more important to her, and that is being a mother to fourteen-year-old Flo. Having always been close, especially since the divorce, lately their relationship has become very tumultuous, with arguments becoming the norm.
But just when Liz needs to focus on her home life, things at work spiral out of control, and memories from the past resurface causing Liz to question everything.
WOMAN OF THE HOUR by Jane Lythell shows us life behind the curtain of the television world with all of its crazy characters and oneupmanship. It is a story of friendship and family, both at home and at work, but this story also delves deeper into issues of sexual harassment and the ever present reality of the 'good old boy's club' in action. Liz is a great character as she is so realistic - always trying to keep a firm facade of control in place but underneath it all questioning her parenting and her personal decisions, never quite sure if what she was doing was the right thing or not. From the moment I picked this book up, it stayed in my hands until I had reached the end, but I hope this is not the last that we have seen from the people at StoryWorld TV. WOMAN OF THE HOUR by Jane Lythell is a clever and engaging novel and I look forward to more from this talented author.
I worked as a TV producer for 15 years and my third novel WOMAN OF THE HOUR takes the lid off the TV industry. Behind the glossy exterior of the on-air programme there lurks backstage intrigues, scandal and huge egos in conflict; an insider's account of the private life of a TV station.
My second novel AFTER THE STORM follows an English couple who get on a small boat with two American strangers to sail to an island after knowing them less then 24 hours. It has been described as Marine Noir.
My debut novel THE LIE OF YOU is a portrait of obsession to the point of madness in which a woman tries to destroy her colleague. For my information:
Website - chroniclesofchloegreene.blogspot.ie
Twitter - twitter.com/janelythell
Facebook - www.facebook.com/janelythellbooks/
*I want to thank Jane Lythell for the opportunity to read and review this novel.
Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger from Ireland. Oh and also a wife and mother!
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