by Emily Dunlay


‘Darkly glamorous. Your summer read is sorted’ Sunday Times Style

‘Glamorous, exuberant and propulsive’ Daisy Buchanan, author of Insatiable

Teddy is in over her head…

It is the summer of 1969 and Rome is awash with glamour and intrigue: the stars of Cinecittà are drinking and dancing along the paparazzo-lined Via Veneto, rubbing shoulders with royalty, American expats, and sometimes even Russian spies. Teddy Huntley Carlyle is fresh off a plane from Texas with a new husband in tow and a new life on the horizon. She’s earned a fresh start. In Rome, Teddy will be good. She will wear the right clothes and the perfect lipstick and she will charm her husband’s colleagues at the Embassy.

And Teddy is good, until the Fourth of July, when her new life explodes alongside the fireworks above her head. She is caught on camera in the arms of the American ambassador just moments after spotting a man from the darkest corner of her past across the room. There it is, the evidence of her depravity, on film. Trying to recover the photographs and keep her reputation intact, Teddy descends into the underbelly of the city…but is she in over her head?

Format: Paperback
Page Count: 320 Pages
Imprint: 4th Estate
Published: July 2024
ISBN:  9780008669720

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