Kay Burley is the longest-serving newsreader on British television, a presenter and a journalist. She currently anchors Afternoon Live on Sky News. Her first novel First Ladies was published by Harper Collins in 2011. Her second novel Betrayal followed in 2012.
Kay has covered some of the world’s biggest news stories including the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, the Asian Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, the 9/11 terrorist attached on the World Trade Centre in New York and the recent Libyan conflict.
Her exclusive interviews range from prime ministers and royalty to celebrities and sportspeople, and saw her shortlisted for Presenter of the Year alongside Jon Snow and Andrew Neil.
After 25 years with Sky News she considers travelling to Washington D.C. to interview Hillary Clinton on International Women’s Day as a stand-out moment.
Kay sells her home-grown veg and eggs at Sky to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, a charity for which she is a proud ambassador.
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What happens when the power of love challenges the love of power?
Suave PM Julian Jenson has just been re-elected. The nation’s darling, he has an elegance and natural charm in public. But in private the cracks are starting to show. At his side is his wife, Valerie. Trim, tall, well educated but deeply unhappy – with her son and daughter away at school, alcohol is becoming a trusted friend.
Sally Simpson is at the peak of her game. Powerful editor of the bestselling magazine Celeb, she can’t wait to take her rightful place by Julian’s side.
Sexy TV reporter Isla McGovern has caught Julian’s eye, and she will do anything (or anyone) to get to the top.
When the three women meet, so begins a perfect storm, and only one can emerge as the First Lady.
‘Juiciest read of the year. I loved it.’ Tasmina Perry
PUBLICATION DATE: 12th May 2011
PUBLISHER: Harper Collins
A scandalous page-turner from irrepressible Sky journalist, Kay Burley. Perfect for all fans of Tasmina Perry and Jilly Cooper.
A breaking story, a terrible legacy, and five days to discover the truth.
Lily Dunlop has it all – wealth, privilege and the perfect fiancé. Until, on the day of her 21st birthday, she receives a mysterious card which shatters everything she has ever known.
A deadly secret is held securely in a safety deposit box, and nothing is going to keep Lily from reaching it, even if she has to orchestrate a robbery to get to it. On Christmas Eve, armed with a replica gun, Lily takes her chance. Little does she realise however, that when the doors slam shut behind her, she and her accidental hostages will be locked in the vault for 5 long days.
Meanwhile, the story of the heiress turned robber transfixes the nation, the drama unfolding to a gripped TV audience 24 hours a day. What could possibly make this privileged young woman take such desperate actions? And what exactly is daddy’s little girl hiding?