Alison B. Hart

Work Wife


For fans of Meg Wolitzer and Kiley Reid, The Work Wife is an upmarket feminist debut set over the course of a single day, about three women connected to a billionaire film mogul—his thirty-eight-year-old personal assistant, his hostess wife, and his former business partner—whose lives collide at a Hollywood party with explosive consequences. An Indie Next Pick in hardcover!

“A page-turner, an eye-opener, a heartbreaker, a delight, The Work Wife is that rare book that illuminates a world we never knew existed while also making us feel so much less alone in everyday life.” —Julia Phillips, author of National Book Award finalist Disappearing Earth

“One hell of a debut.” —Kirkus Reviews (STARRED REVIEW)

“[A] knockout debut…. Vengefully delicious.” —People, Book of the Week

Three fierce women. A Hollywood party. One explosive secret.

It’s the Hollywood event of the season, and anyone who’s anyone will be enjoying their evening at socialite Holly Stabler’s gorgeous hilltop estate. For personal assistant Zanne Klein, the gala is her chance at a promotion she’s chased for far too long, which means she’ll finally be able to buy a house, pay off her loans, give her girlfriend the life she deserves.

But just when the perfect party seems to be in reach, Phoebe Lee, a talented director who mysteriously disappeared decades before, shows up uninvited, with a dark secret. As the event unfolds and truths are exposed, Zanne, Holly, and Phoebe are set on a collision course that promises to make the night one Hollywood will never forget...