‘A Ripleyesque exploration of female insecurity set among the socialites of Manhattan’ Guardian, Books of the Year ‘An irresistible novel about a toxic friendship taken to the extreme’ Elle Lavinia has it all. Lavinia has an apartment on the Upper East Side. Lavinia goes to glittering parties that last from dusk till dawn. Lavinia wants to seize life and live it to the fullest. Lavinia is going to die soon. Louise knows this. You know this.