With undeniable proof in front of her, Holly can now no longer deny the darkness of the world she and Georgia have entered. Reaching out to
Rory, she’s shocked when he counsels patience in the face of such startling evidence.
On an evening out, things come to a head and both new and old friendships find themselves tested to breaking point.
After shocking events, Holly finds herself more suspicious than ever that something is wrong at Solasta Finance and at the heart of the clique. Georgia is more distant than ever and everyone seems to be pretending there’s a perfectly reasonable explanation for everything that’s happened. When Georgia announces that she’s been accepted onto the internship scheme and is moving into the girls’ house, Holly finds herself cut off. Stuck in halls with only Elizabeth for company, she decides to get proactive. As she digs deeper into the glittering world of Alistair McDermid, Jude and her girls, Holly finds herself increasingly suspicious of their behaviour but at the same time drawn to the life they represent. When banker Rory takes a very personal interest in Holly, she might have found her perfect invite to the party.
Holly and Georgia have been best friends since they were eleven. In their first term at university, they’re as close as ever – living in the same halls, taking the same classes, drinking in the same bars. Then they meet the clique, with enigmatic Professor Jude McDermid at their helm, and everything changes. Holly sees the darkness behind these glamourous girls’ bright smiles, but oblivious Georgia throws herself into the clique’s moneyed, hedonistic lifestyle. Holly is suspicious of these new friends and determined to protect Georgia so follows her into their inner circle.