The Love Parade by Matthew Branton

The Love Parade

Matthew Branton

When you're an ex-member of a boy band, career over at 24, what do you do next? Jake's ambition is to write a screenplay. His meeting with the sophisticated Brett and her twin brother River, with their media industry connections, seems too good to be true. There's much more to this clever thriller than you might expect. Keep your wits about you, as there are plenty of bluffs and counter bluffs.

Extract

Shelley Volante was the author of my destiny, and the problem was I didn't want her rolling the credits just yet. It had been her idea that I should thrust my pelvis at scaffolding for the best part of four years, as the surly fifth member of the boy-band sensation High 5 .... Now I figured she owed me.

Parallels
  • Model Behaviour by Jay McInerney
  • Miss Wyoming by Douglas Coupland