The Clique

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Pub Date 1 Aug 2024 | Archive Date Not set


There’s only one way to join their society. If someone leaves, or dies…

High-flying lawyer Sara O’Neil had it all; the career, the money, the prestige.

And then she jumped to her death.

Cassandra Harlow never expected to see her friend fall from their office rooftop. Someone knows what really happened. But the only people who might know the truth are a secret women-only society, Inside, whose promise is to fast-track your career.

But if Sara was part of it and they helped facilitate her rise to the top, could they also be the reason she came crashing down to earth?

There’s only one way to join their society. If someone leaves, or dies…

High-flying lawyer Sara O’Neil had it all; the career, the...

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Ooooof! If you ever had to endure working in a patriarchal office with not only rampant misogyny but vile cliques of women, then this is absolutely the book for you! There are a number of TW's but all are conducted in context and not glorified in any way

The Clique by Rhiannon Barnsely is and utterly blinding psychological thriller that is right up my street. There is a belting twist in the tail and as such, it is difficult to get too far into the synopsis but for to say, The Clique is an exclusive club, with very strict entry requirements. It is only for those who really wish to succeed and more often than not, it is women who are put upon in high-octane vocations

Rhiannon Barnsley has a blistering intellect and it shows in this incredibly fast paced thriller. Cleverly woven with intricate detail, this is a must if you like a nailbiting thriller

Thank you to Netgalley, HarperCollins UK, One More Chapter, One More Chapter and the author Rhiannon Barnsley for this stunning ARC. My review is left voluntarily and all opinions are my own

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Loved Loved Loved this book!
An original story with great characters that had me completely hooked
One of the best books I've read for a while

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This book focuses on what the lives of high level lawyers are really like and what they have to endure to achieve their career ambitions and goals. It initially starts off a little slow but then the pace soon really picks up.

On the surface it seems that Sara O'Neil has it all, a prestigious life as a high flying lawyer and supposedly the world at her feet, that is until Sara jumps to her death from the rooftop of the company's office. An absolute tragic event for all that knew her and worked with her. Life as a lawyer in this environment is not easy, burnout, constant fears of not being good enough and a job that takes over these employees lives, they literally breath work twenty four hours a day. Why did Sara feel this was the only avenue she could take, was it just because of the constant stress and pace of her life while trying to make partner with the organisation?

Her close workmate Cass cannot comprehend this situation and does not believe that Sara would have taken her own life, she then begins to investigate what she feels are suspicious circumstances. Cass then has her own issues, a very wealthy client of the firm bails her up in a woman's toilet at a meeting and makes sexual advances towards her, she reacts by slapping him in the face, well deserved but now she has huge problems, he takes his revenge by telling her company partner's lies about her. Cass is not believed when interviewed by the firm as to why she behaved in this manner, this then leads to her employment being terminated. While all this is going Cass discovers that Sara was involved with a secret group who supposedly are able to enhance the careers of these highly intelligent women. she then decides she must endeavor to become a member as she feels the answers regarding Sara's death may lay with them.

An absolute page turner, I was immediately taken in by the story and found it really hard to put this book down. Mystery, suspence and outright danger keep the book moving along and the reader hangs on every page waiting to see how this will resolve, will Cass find evidence of what has contributed to Sara's loss of life and will those involved face consequences?

Thank you to Netgalley, the author and publisher for an advanced copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. Five stars.

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Doesn’t reinvent the wheel but does give you a well paced and tense read!

The premise is a bit out there but if you suspend belief the author will run with it and you’ll enjoy!

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Holy cow what a ride and written very well!

The description didn't prepare me fir what this story held! I didn't want to quit reading!! There are trigger warnings in the book ... suicide, drugs and sexual assault so proceed if these don't bother
You then Def add to your TBR!


Thanks NetGalley for letting me read and review

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The Clique was a wild ride. I loved it!

Here's what I loved:

-This book understands law firm culture and the corporate world. While this book is ficition, it immerses the reader in a world full of anxiety which adds to the mood and sense of urgency.
-Loved Cass as a character
-There are lots of characters and you aren't sure who to trust.

I read this in one afternoon. It was so good that I couldn't put it down.

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OMG what a read
The clique is an absolute rollercoaster ride
Murder, lies and red herrings
You have no idea what's is going to happen
Definitely going to be a number one best seller
Rhiannon Barnsley what a writer

Thank you, Rhiannon Barnsley, netgalley and One More Chapter

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Wow! What a well written story.

Let me tell you the description of this book does not even come close to preparing you for all the drama, intrigue, and mystery that surrounds the people in this book. I actually wasn't sure I wanted to read this book based on the description but I am so glad I did. I didn't want to put it down, but this thing called work (ugh) got in the way of that. : ) I was even late returning from lunch because I lost track of time while reading.
The ending really surprised me though.

I will say if suicide, drugs, and/or sexual assault are triggers for you, I would proceed carefully.

Thank you NetGalley and Harper Collins UK - One More Chapter for the advanced copy for my honest review

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I really enjoyed this! I couldn’t put it down and loved every second of it. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read this ARC.

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