Necessary People by Anna Pitoniak audiobook

Necessary People

By Anna Pitoniak
Read by Vanessa Johansson

Little, Brown & Company, Little, Brown, Hachette Book Group 9780316451703


Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549124693

  • ISBN: 9781549124679

  • ISBN: 9781549126611

Runtime: 10.58 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English



A Marie Claire Magazine Pick of Best Books of 2019 (So Far)

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A Kirkus Reviews Pick of Binge-Worthy Books

A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week

An Oprah Magazine Pick of the Month

A Cosmopolitan Pick for May

A Town & Country Magazine Pick of the Month

A Refinery29 Pick of Thriller of the Month

A Woman’s Day Magazine Pick for the Month

A Crime Reads Pick

A BookPage Top Pick for Summer

One of them has it all. One of them wants it all. Only one of them can win.

Stella Bradley is beautiful, rich, and very good at getting herself into trouble. Violet Trapp is smart, self-aware, and laser-focused on escaping her humble background--especially after Stella gives her a glimpse into a world of glamour and wealth. They are best friends, and from the moment they meet in college, they know their roles: Stella in the spotlight, and Violet behind the scenes.

After graduation, Violet moves to New York and lands a job in cable news, where she works her way up from intern to assistant to producer, and to a life where she's finally free from Stella's shadow. Until Stella decides to use her connections, beauty and charisma to land a job at the same network. Stella soon moves in front of the camera, becoming the public face of the stories that Violet has worked tirelessly to produce-and taking all the credit for it.

But Violet isn't giving up so easily. As she and Stella strive for success, they each reveal just how far they'll go to get what they want--even if it means destroying the other person along the way.

Set against the fast-paced backdrop of TV news, Necessary People is a propulsive work of psychological suspense about ambition and privilege, about the thin line between friendship and rivalry, about the people we need in our lives--and the people we don't.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A chilling mix of charm, danger, suspense, and surprises.” Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Deceptively nuanced and impossible to put down, this is escapism with substance.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Gripping..Pitoniak delivers a pitch-perfect exploration of class, family, and female friendship.” People
“A juicy, all-too-familiar tale.” Good Housekeeping
“Thrilling.” Marie Claire
“What begins as a sharp story about best friends…develops into a darker tale of rivalry, hubris, and deadly desire.” Town and Country
“Vanessa Johansson smoothly narrates this story of intense friendship and its perils…[and] shines at her adept emotional portrayals of these two very different young women….Johansson’s slight shifts in tone express the nuances of the characters’ shifting relationship. In particular, listeners will feel Stella’s fear and tension as her lies and omissions begin to surface. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Fantastic…This stirring character study and treatise on the dark sides of ambition, friendship, family, and privilege will hook readers from the get-go.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Sheer pleasure…A twisting delight with a haunting punch. Deceptively nuanced, and impossible to put down, this is escapism with substance.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)




Author Bio: Anna Pitoniak

Author Bio: Anna Pitoniak

Anna Pitoniak is a senior editor at Random House. She graduated from Yale in 2010, where she majored in English and was an editor at the Yale Daily News. She grew up in Whistler, British Columbia, and now lives in New York City.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 10.58
Audience: Adult
Language: English