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Players [Kindle Edition]

Karen Swan
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

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'With secrets, scandal and intrigue burning into every page, you'll be dying to get to the end to find out the girls' fate. A totally original, witty, sexy and engrossing read - this is the book for anyone who has previously been snobby about chick-lit.'
--No. 1 Best Books Chart, Heat Magazine

'Gorgeous houses, handsome husbands and fab friends - Tor, Cress and Kate have enviable lives. But things aren't as rosy as they seem, when devilish Harry Hunter comes along. An addictive read.'

--Woman Magazine

'This is a seriously saucy novel!'
--OK Magazine

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Harry Hunter was everywhere you looked – bearing down from bus billboards, beaming out from the society pages, falling out of nightclubs in the gossip columns, and flirting up a storm on the telly chat show circuit. Harry Hunter is the new golden boy of the literary world. With his books selling by the millions, the paparazzi on his tail, and a supermodel on each arm, he seems to have the world at his feet. Women all over the world adore him but few suspect that his angelic looks hide a darker side, a side that conceals a lifetime of lies and deceit. Tor, Cress and Kate have been best friends for as long as they can remember. Through all the challenges of marriage, raising children and maintaining their high-flying careers, they have stuck together as a powerful and loyal force to be reckoned with – living proof that twenty-first-century women can have it all, and do. It is only when the captivating Harry comes into their lives that things begin to get complicated, as Tor, Cress and Kate are drawn into Harry’s dangerous games . . .

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1013 KB
  • Print Length: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Pan (1 Jan 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003E2UQO6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,149 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I have never mourned a book as much as Players when I came to the brilliantly choreographed blockbuster ending. I mourned the characters, I mourned the familiar Northcote setting and Swan's seamless, silky narrative. I'm reading it for a third time and still gasp as events unfold, even though I know how it ends. This book is far too clever to be dubbed 'Chick Lit' and should not be judged by its cover which completely fails to do it justice. Mums will laugh out loud at some of the razor sharp observations of child-rearing! Buy two copies - one to keep and one to give your best friend.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By Jodzie
I was really surprised with this book in a very good way. l started to read it thinking it would be like Katie Price's books, which isn't a bad thing as l enjoy her books, but this book had a lot more to offer than l thought. Not a easy light heart read which l thought it would be but instead a gripping story which has a big mystery throughout the whole book with things unravelling all the way throughout and its one of them stories where at the end your going over things going 'Ohh that makes sense now'.

I put this book down feeling like l knew the characters personally, this is due to the Karen Swan making each character unique and each character shine through in the book. This book is about friendship, mistakes, money and fame.

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Players 2 Jan 2010
Players is a fun, sexy, hugely readeable novel that stays in your mind long after the final page - and fabulously screams Jilly Cooper. Swan creates a dazzling world that sees 'Yummy Mummys' from Battersea trot the globe in all manner of glamorous settings but the book never takes its finger off the reality pulse. The plot is juicy, the characters are well rounded and each has their own tangled web that pulls together a finale that is so tasty, it'll make you gasp and practically pant for more...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Ugh, not a believable story 22 Feb 2013
This was my third Karen Swan read. I like her writing and that the books are a good length. The first book I read was quite good (Christmas at Tiffanys), the second okay (Prima Donna), and this one was dreadful. None of the characters are likeable. You find you are rooting for their lives to implode. It makes everyone out to be scum. I just didn't like it. And I find it hard to believe that any author could be so unbelievably famous. JK Rowling is HUGELY successful but I wouldn't know it if she was next to me in line at Tesco's. Skip this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars jilly Cooper this is not 2 Mar 2010
By Daisy M
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If this is a first by this author it is not bad interesting settings lots of glamour escapism into the world of the rich and celeberity but Jilly Cooper it is not the characters do not remain in the mind for long nor do they have much substance as in the Fiona Walker type descriptions .It is however a more entertaining read than the usual chicklit or shoppaholic type of book around in quantity it is a fair substitute while waiting for Jilly Fiona and Catherine alliot' latest offerings.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Players 10 Jun 2014
By chris
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Yet again another great read.Keeps you guessing up to the end.Think you have it sorted think again.Look forward to the next book
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab! 24 Jan 2010
This book kept me from my ironing, hoovering and I spent a lovely lazy Sunday morning in my PJ's finishing it off. Fab story with so many twist and turns that will keep you guessing right till the end. Sexy, glam characters and a bad boy - what more could you ask for???
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 27 Jan 2010
I was totally hooked by this fantastic debut from Karen Swan. I loved the way the lives of the characters were woven together in a convincing way and, of course, their uncompromising glamour made it a perfect read at this time of year! Would be a fabulous addition to your suitcase if you are off for some winter sun!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars An emotional roller coaster, an excellent read!
Fantastic book, arrived in excellent condition and kept me addicted until the end!
Published 28 days ago by Kate
5.0 out of 5 stars Karen Swan is a great writer and i am working my way through all ...
I could not put it down, it twists and turns and only by the end do you really realise where the story is going. Read more
Published 2 months ago by carolyn skinner
5.0 out of 5 stars fabulous and unputdownable
I have now read all Karen Swan's books and loved them all. Each one is different but they all keep you totally enthral led with their twists and turns. Read more
Published 2 months ago by cindy louise southall
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic read
A gripping book which had many twists and turns! Kept you engrossed and excited to turn the page! Fantastic read!
Published 3 months ago by donnafinning
4.0 out of 5 stars good book!
Very intriguing loved it, sad in places but thought provoking too really enjoyed it though like the author and her books are goid
Published 3 months ago by roo
4.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down
I always find Karen Swan's books a bit hit and miss, but felt this was her best yet. Story got better as it went along, towards the second half of the book it really gained pace... Read more
Published 4 months ago by g1llyt
5.0 out of 5 stars Inhaling
Another amazing book by Karen Swan, her ability to transport the reader into another world and enjoy every second of it is a gift. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Boodolly
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Great read, didn't want to stop. Kept reading as I wanted to get to the end but didn't at the same time.
Published 5 months ago by D. E. Pickin
4.0 out of 5 stars Total escapism
Easy read, ideal read for holiday or when you just want to read without to much thinking involved. Karen Swan never disappoints.
Published 5 months ago by jean yeo
5.0 out of 5 stars intriguing!!
Good plot kept you guessing til the end,as usual e few stories going on at same time, enjoyable read as alaways
Published 6 months ago by sarah reynolds
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