The Vanity Game by HJ Hampson
Sexier than David Beckham and nastier than Joey Barton, life couldn't be much better for professional soccer ace and international megabrand, Beaumont Alexander. Living the life of luxury in his Essex mansion, The Love Palace, with his beautiful pop-star girlfriend and queen of the WAGS, Krystal McQueen, he’s every bit as vain as you might expect from a man who has the world at his fingertips as well as his feet.
But a celebrity party kick-starts a chain of events that turns his dream lifestyle into a waking nightmare. It begins with too many drugs and an attractive waitress and leads to an argument with Krystal that doesn't end well. Then a shady criminal cartel steps in and changes his life forever.
Beaumont Alexander is about to discover that substitution is a fate worse than death.
"Take a pinch of TOWIE, add a measure of vapid sleb culture, throw in a few dark temptations, lob the lot OTT, and you've got a recipe for a premier league winner."
– Val McDermid, bestselling author of The Retribution
A dark crime comedy for fans of John Niven (Kill Your Friends) and Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho, Glamorama).