A complex tale of friendship, parenthood, and long-hidden secrets that forces us to consider whether we can ever truly leave our pasts behind.--"Kathleen Barber, author of Are You Sleeping, on Her Pretty Face"
Harding expertly builds subtle menace...Creepy and compelling.--"Kirkus Reviews on Her Pretty Face"
Natalie, an art student in New York City, is struggling to pay her bills when a friend makes a suggestion: Why not find a sugar daddy – a wealthy, older man who will pay her for dates, and a monthly allowance. All that’s required is to look pretty. Sexual favours are optional.
Gabe, a handsome finance attorney, seems like the perfect candidate and within a month they are madly in love. At least, Nat is – Gabe already has a family, who he has no intention of leaving.
When he abruptly ends things, Nat can’t let go. She begins drinking heavily and stalking Gabe and his family. Their supposedly mutually beneficial arrangement devolves into a nightmare of deception, obsession and, when a body is found near Gabe’s Upper East Side apartment, murder.
‘An insider’s look into the world of sugar daddies … full of shocking revelations, volatile characters, and vice. Look out: The Arrangement will blow your mind.’ Mary Kubica, author of The Good Girl
‘A nightmarish deep dive into the underbelly of a secret world. Rivetingly dark, The Arrangement delivers on every level – a shocking premise, a forbidden obsession, and a plot that builds slowly and masterfully escalates to a chilling end. Prepare to be blindsided.’ Heather Gudenkauf, author of These Things Happen