"Don’t panic," Cara’s sister whispers. Cara’s mind reels with possibilities. She is the 18-year-old daughter of a vastly wealthy political candidate who has won an easy primary but faces a tough senatorial fight in the short months ahead. Not shy in front of the cameras, and easy on the eye, Cara has become a favorite of the media and has done her father’s campaign nothing but good in the polls. Until now. Cara and her family are about to be swept up in the cruel modern world of Internet shaming and viral siege. Cara’s private life is out there, permanently. Her father’s campaign is looking to blame someone, to stanch the wound, to "get ahead of the story". Cara keeps her chin up in the face of this humiliation and its harmful effect on her father’s fortunes, and enlists her sisters’ and brother’s help in tracking down the source of these scurrilous and destructive leaks.
Paul Micou is the author of eight novels, among them The Music Programme, The Death of David Debrizzi, The Leper's Bell, and a previous best-selling Kindle Single, "How to Get Into Harvard".
This bargain novella turned out to be worth far more than the money. I'd read Paul Micou's earlier selection How To Get Into Harvard and wasn't overly impressed. This time his story about the children of a surprise; sleazy, hypocritical senate aspirant is a real winner. It's also a commentary on the absence of privacy in the country today. Given the cost; this is a book that should be purchased by anyone with an audible membership.
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