The Trade Off: A Novel (Paperback)

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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Reese's Book Club Pick The Other Woman comes The Trade Off, Sandie Jones's next electrifying novel of suspense that begs the question: Would you tell a story, if you knew it was a lie? Or tell the truth and sleep at night?

For Stella, deputy editor of The Globe, the choice has always been clear. It doesn’t matter how low she has to stoop—getting the best story is what she’s built her reputation on.

For Jess, The Globe’s rookie reporter, the story stops when the truth does. But she knows that the dirty tricks of the tabloids will be hard to overturn.

And when a celebrity is hounded by The Globe and pays the ultimate price, Jess wonders just how much Stella and the paper are responsible.

Determined to show the world what the tabloid is capable of, Jess will do whatever it takes to uncover the truth, but she needs to watch her back, because someone else is prepared to kill to bury it.


About the Author

SANDIE JONES has worked as a freelance journalist for more than twenty years and has written for publications including The Sunday Times, Woman’s Weekly, and Hello magazine. She lives in London with her husband and three children. She is the author of The Other Woman, a Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine pick.

Praise For…

“Jones’ story is an eye-opening, harrowing intense read for fans of fast-paced thrillers.”—Booklist

“Jones unapologetically stares down the ugliness of the modern media and its coldblooded exploitation of celebrities to benefit those truly in power, as well as the rampages of fake news.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Jones devises a thrill ride filled with an abundance of twists… In The Trade Off — a novel that crackles with electricity and stands as a piercing work of scrutiny on tabloid journalism — she further escalates her authorial expertise and the breadth of her dexterity.”—Fredericksburg Free Lance Star

“The perfect summer (or anytime) read is one that is thrilling and so hard to put down that you want to finish it in one sitting. The Trade Off certainly fits that bill.”—Book Reporter

“A chilling journey into the dark and merciless world of today’s tabloid journalism, where truth is perverted and lives are destroyed. Gripping, thought-provoking, and shocking. You will think of this every time you are tempted to ‘click’ on a story.”—Liv Constantine, internationally bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250836953
ISBN-10: 1250836956
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: July 16th, 2024
Pages: 304
Language: English