Domestic Psychological Suspense
A spoiled, entitled princess risks it all to join a technology startup, loses it all, and then embarks on a mission of revenge and retribution…
With her wealthy father wrapped around her little finger, Valerie Mitchell is used to getting what she wants. Mentored by Daddy, Valerie has built a successful career as a marketing executive. When she meets Josh Wilson, charismatic founder of a hot technology startup, they begin a passionate affair. Josh offers her a job on his team and stock options he promises will be worth millions after the company’s IPO. Daddy encourages her to take the cut in pay and go for it, pledging to subsidize her if necessary. Valerie quits her high-paid job and takes the risk – and then Daddy dies from cardiac arrest.
At the reading of Daddy’s will, Valerie is stunned: He left his palatial home and all his money to Valerie’s stepmother. Valerie and her two siblings inherit only the luxury beach home where they spent summers as children. When the anchor investor in the company mysteriously pulls its stock order at the last moment, the IPO is canceled, and Valerie’s financial woes worsen. Has Josh lied to her? Cash-poor, property-rich, yet unwilling to give up her extravagant lifestyle, Daddy’s girl embarks on a mission of revenge and vows to get what she’s owed – even if she has to commit murder to do it.
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