November 29, 2021 8:16 AM EST

Florence Darrow is a 20-something disgruntled editorial assistant at a publishing house with dreams of becoming a famous writer. Her career takes a turn when she begins working for one of the most successful novelists on the market, a prickly author named Helen who goes by the pseudonym Maud Dixon. On a research trip to Morocco, things go awry and Florence is unexpectedly presented with the opportunity to become the person she’s always wanted to be: Maud Dixon. As Alexandra Andrews details Florence’s desperation for fame, she weaves together an entertaining narrative that goes beyond a standard thriller. Yes, the twists are fun, but at the core of Who Is Maud Dixon? is an unnerving portrait of ambition, power and privilege.

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