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Payday Celia Walden

Payday By Celia Walden

Payday by Celia Walden

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British journalist Celia Walden's bestselling debut thriller is a thrilling, searing examination of sexual harassment and the messy nuances of justice.

Payday Summary

Payday: The instant Top 10 bestseller and the most addictive 'what would you do?' thriller you'll read this year by Celia Walden


Can YOU guess who killed Jamie Lawrence?

'Impossible to put down'
HELEN FIELDING international bestselling author of Bridget Jones's Diary

'I adored it'
GILLIAN MCALLISTER Sunday Times bestselling author of That Night

'Totally gripping . . . Nicole Kidman TV miniseries is written all over it'

'The final twist genuinely blindsided me' Reader Review

'Immensely entertaining'
LOUISE CANDLISH Sunday Times bestselling author of Our House

'A runaway train ride of a thriller'

'Cracking . . . [Payday] rips along, full of tension and drama'

'A must read'
JANE CORRY Sunday Times bestselling author of My Husband's Wife

'Prepare to be wrong-footed at every turn'
CAZ FREAR Number One bestselling author of Sweet Little Lies

'Highly recommended, I cannot fault it' Reader Review


Late one night, three women share secrets.

They barely know each other, but they all know Jamie Lawrence. They know what he's guilty of. And they agree something must be done.

But as their plan spirals out of control, they begin to doubt themselves . . . and each other. Then Jamie is found dead. And suddenly everything is at stake. As lies are unravelled and truths exposed, two urgent questions emerge:

Who is really guilty?

And who will have to pay?

'This year's most electrifying ride'
CHANDLER BAKER New York Times bestselling author of Whisper Network

TONY PARSONS Number One bestselling author

'Ratchets up the tension until the final couldn't-see-it-coming twist'
ELLERY LLOYD author of People Like Her, a Richard & Judy bookclub pick

'I absolutely loved it. It's unputdownable, a great mystery and a fantastic read'
BARBARA TAYLOR BRADFORD international bestselling author

'An intelligent, thought-provoking story with some great twists'
ALLIE REYNOLDS author of Shiver

'Gripping from the start'
Reader Review

'I inhaled it'
JESSICA FELLOWES international bestselling author of The Mitford Murders

'Crackles with energy and the plot whipped me along'
EMMA CURTIS bestselling author of One Little Mistake

'I could not put it down'
Reader Review

'Really compelling . . . the characterisation is excellent' Reader Review

'A page turner that will provoke many a debate'
C.J. COOPER bestselling author of The Book Club

Payday Reviews

With complex female characters spiralling out of control, Payday is tense, full of twists, and impossible to put down -- HELEN FIELDING
A satisfyingly nuanced take on the #MeToo novel . . . fearless, stylish, suspenseful and immensely entertaining -- LOUISE CANDLISH
Wonderful . . . a fast-paced psychological thriller and a feminist unpicking of the issues that unite and divide women. I adored it -- GILLIAN MCALLISTER
Modern, intelligent and totally gripping. Nicole Kidman TV miniseries is written all over it * SUNDAY TELEGRAPH *
Fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train will inhale this in one sitting, as I did -- JESSICA FELLOWES
Sensational. Full of twists and turns and ambushes that keep you guessing up until the very last page. PAYDAY is the best book you will read all year about where men and women are right now. -- TONY PARSONS
I think every working woman will relate to this story. I was enraged in places and cheering certain characters on, then questioning my own judgement. An intelligent, thought-provoking and highly topical story with some great twists. -- ALLIE REYNOLDS
Clever, compelling and chillingly plausible, Payday is a deftly plotted thriller that ratchets up the tension right until the final couldn't-see-it-coming twist. -- ELLERY LLOYD
Seductive. Intelligent. Should have a 'must read' advisory on it -- JANE CORRY
With assured writing and a deftly-handled plot, Payday is a page turner that will provoke many a debate -- C.J. COOPER
Journalist Walden's debut is a cracking feminist revenge thriller that rips along, full of tension and drama. Telling the story from the three women's separate points of view means well-developed characters and acres of room for deception, suspense and a neat twist in the tail * DAILY MAIL *
A runaway train ride of a thriller * THE SUN *
A brilliant and clever read * CLOSER *
A fast-paced story, you'll be hooked from the first line * BELLA *

Slick, shrewd and wildly entertaining, Payday is the very definition of a one-sitting read. Nuanced, believable characters drive this dynamite plot to its unexpected end. Prepare to be wrong-footed at every turn!

-- CAZ FREAR, the Number One bestselling author of 'Sweet Little Lies'
I absolutely loved it. It's unputdownable, a great mystery and a fantastic read -- BARBARA TAYLOR BRADFORD, international bestselling author

The writing and plot draw you in and the female-first perspective packs a punch

Topical and timely, this buzzing page-turner will have you on the edge of your seat * THE LADY *
Brilliant mystery combined with a morality tale * BEST *
The ultimate page-turner! * THE SUN *
A mystery that's as thought-provoking as it is compelling. * MAIL ON SUNDAY *

Compulsively readable . . . fans of Liz Nugent's Unravelling Oliver will find much to enjoy in a novel that is provocatively complex as it explores the grey areas that exist between right and wrong.

Brilliantly plotted, with twists that will leave you gasping. This is likely to be the most addictive book you'll read all year. -- B.P. WALTER, Sunday Times bestselling author of THE DINNER GUEST

About Celia Walden

Celia Walden is a British journalist and the author of Payday. Her work has appeared in numerous publications and she is a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph. Born and raised in Paris, Celia studied at the University of Cambridge. She and her husband now divide their time between London and L.A. Her second thriller, The Square, will be published in 2023.

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Payday: The instant Top 10 bestseller and the most addictive 'what would you do?' thriller you'll read this year by Celia Walden
Used - Very Good
Little, Brown Book Group
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