Damage Control

Damage Control

A Novel

Book - 2011 | 1st Scribner hardcover ed.
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Critically acclaimed author Denise Hamilton weaves an engrossing story of teenage friendship and adult betrayal , featuring a high - powered crisis consultant who gets swept up in murder and scandal involving a wealthy political family .

Maggie Silver is solidly middle class, with a mortgage to pay and an ill mother to support. She is doing her best to scramble up the ladder at an elite PR firm in Southern California whose clients include movie stars and famous athletes. Now, Maggie tackles her toughest client yet: Senator Henry Paxton, a distinguished statesman who also happens to be the father of Anabelle, Maggie's estranged best friend from high school.

Senator Paxton's young female aide has been found murdered, and Maggie must run damage control to prevent the scandal from growing. Thrown back into the Paxtons' glamorous world, Maggie is unexpectedly flooded with memories from the stormy years in high school when her friendship with Anabelle was dramatically severed after a tragedy that neither of them has been able to forget. As Maggie gets further embroiled in the lives of the Paxtons, she realizes that the ties of her old friendship are stronger than she thinks.

Riveting and suspense-filled, Damage Control examines our craving for celebrity and spectacle, and how far the bonds of friendship can stretch before they break forever.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, c2011.
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed.
ISBN: 9780743296748
Branch Call Number: HAMIL
Characteristics: 372 p. ; 24 cm.


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May 01, 2012

It is really a good book. politicans ,police and damage control team manipulates the situation masterfully. It is long but worth it

BPLNextBestAdults Jan 05, 2012

In this stand-alone thriller, Maggie Silver is trying to carve out her public relations career, handle her addiction, and care for her ailing mother. Her employer, The Blair Company, assigns her to cover the murder of a young female aide to Senator Henry Paxton. This case assignment is no coincidence – Maggie was best friends with his daughter, Anabelle, when they were teenagers. Anabelle was everything her family was not – rich and powerful. The girls were inseparable, but one violent act, many years ago, changed their relationship forever.
Now Maggie is torn between loyalty, betrayal, and her renewed feelings for Anabelle’s brother. During this fast-paced novel, as Maggie tries to spin the Senator’s crisis into something more positive, the reader discovers how one wild teenage night can impact many lives years later. This is a plot-driven, suspenseful book that leaves Maggie guessing who to trust until the very end.

Oct 25, 2011

A very good book with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing right till the end. Excellent usage of atmospheric writing dripping with tension that compliments the author's flawed heroine well.

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