The Mysterious Bookshop

Packer, Vin, The Girl on the Best Seller List

THE GIRL ON THE BEST SELLER LIST Gloria Whealdon resents them all, the whole town full of snooty hypocrites and self-righteous bores. She resents her husband Milo the most, the way he is always excusing her unsophistications to everyone. And then there s her contemptible neighbors, Fern and Freddy Fulton, and their ugly daughter, Virginia. And Jay Mannerheim, so smug in his pretense of being a doctor when everyone knows he s only a psychologist. And Min Stewart, always looking down on her as if she owned the town. Gloria hates them until she can t keep it in any longer. So she writes a novel, and exposes all their weaknesses, all their secrets. Population 12,360 is her revenge, and it becomes a best seller. Now the feeling is mutual Gloria becomes a sensation, the town pariah. Is it any surprise that someone might want to get even?