What happens when your beloved only daughter's friend turns out to be a force of destruction, when girlish charm turns to seduction and teenage friendship to manipulation? How can just one teenage girl wreak havoc on a decent, loving household? Isabel is the charmed, golden daughter of a wealthy, devoted daddy; while Diane lives with her bitter, downtrodden mother on a rented cottage on Isabel's family's land. They become friends and Diane, driven by her loveless childhood and terrible envy, maneuvers her way into the family and slowly begins to break them apart. Distinctively revealing the malice in youth and the destructiveness of love, this suspenseful story is rich with undertones of heat, sexuality, and betrayal. Envy is a powerful, darkly enjoyable twist on the coming-of-age novel.
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A beautifully written literary gem, this tale is centered around Diane, a young girl who is raised in a home full of domestic violence and extreme poverty. When she develops a friendship with a rich ... Read full review