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  • Writer's pictureJudith D Collins

Anna Bright is Hiding Something

Narrators: Tiffany Bache, Hillary Huber

ISBN: 978-1684632527

Publisher: Dreamscape Media


Publication Date: 06/04/2024

Format: Audiobook

My Rating: Currently Listening

Anna Bright is committing fraud. But nobody knows it yet. Not the board of her multibillion-dollar company, not her investors, not the public breathlessly anticipating the launch of BrightSpot, and not the media—including Jamie Roman, a hardworking journalist for BusinessBerry. But when Jamie does learn about Anna’s misconduct, she embarks on a bicoastal journey to expose the crimes and make a name for herself as a journalist. It’s not long before Anna learns what the reporter is up to, however—and she’ll do anything to stop Jamie. Especially now that BrightLife’s IPO is days away.

A ripped-from-the-headlines story set in the glossy offices of Silicon Valley startups and NYC new media, this razor-sharp look at women in the workplace and the true meaning of success explores our fascination with female founders breaking barriers—and sometimes behaving badly in the process.


“Fans of Hulu’s The Dropout about Elizabeth Holmes will love this timely, gripping, and meticulously researched novel that knocked my socks off.”

—Annabel Monaghan, best-selling author of Same Time Next Summer

“Fans of the Hulu streaming miniseriesThe Dropout, about the scandal involving biotech company Theranos, will enjoy this page-turner by Schnall . . . An entertaining suspense yarn about complicated, success-driven women.”

—Kirkus Reviews

“Engrossing, smart, and unforgettable, I loved Anna Bright Is Hiding Something, an intriguing cat-and-mouse game filled with crackling dialogue and characters so vibrant they practically leap off the page.”

—Fiona Davis, New York Times best-selling author of The Spectacular

“Anna Bright Is Hiding Something is a fun and fast-paced ride through the wild and sometimes wicked world of female founded start-ups, that is both endlessly entertaining and strikingly insightful. Schnall turns an unflinching lens towards the complexities of female power and what it takes to 'make it' as a woman in the workplace, keeping the reader on the edge of her seat from the first page to the last. Clear your day, once you start this on-point, smart, and compelling novel you won’t be able to put it down.”

—Samantha Greene Woodruff, Amazon best-selling author of The Lobotomist’s Wife

“A fast-paced chess match between a hungry young journalist chasing the story that could make or break her career and a ruthless female founder who believes the rules do not apply to her. For fans of The Dropout, this is a smart and satisfying novel about ambition, delusion, and stubborn pride.”

—Leigh Stein, author of Self Care

“Anna Bright Is Hiding Something is the perfect summer page-turner! This is a story that is so timely and telling! I want to see more deliciously complicated women like Anna Bright on our pages.”

—Jo Piazza, author of The Sicilian Inheritance and We Are Not Like Them

“Grifters! Tech bros! The horrors of Palo Alto! A whip-smart, ripped-from-the-headlines plot! Anna Bright Is Hiding Something has all of that, and more. In her latest, Susie Orman Schnall writes with a satirist's eye about our society's obsession with genius and success, and the sacrifices we'll make in the name of ruthless ambition. Get ready for a wild ride.”

—Grant Ginder, author of Let's Not Do That Again

“An engrossing novel of two ambitious women that takes an unflinching look at the role of women in the male-dominated tech industry but also at the sexism that exists in the world of journalism. So timely, I devoured this riveting story in one sitting.”

—Amy Poeppel, author of Musical Chairs and The Sweet Spot

“Thought-provoking, sharp, and propulsive, Anna Bright Is Hiding Something is a modern take on female ambition and the lengths young women will go to in their quests to prove themselves. Readers will be captivated as Schnall forces her characters to walk the tightrope between integrity and opportunism. This gasp-out-loud read had me holding my breath to see who would be the first to fall.”

—Lynda Cohen Loigman, author of The Two-Family House and The Matchmaker’s Gift

“Timely and immersive, Anna Bright is Hiding Something captures a Silicon Valley icon on the verge of an IPO, and an up-and-coming journalist prepared to bring her down. Fast-paced and tautly written, Schnall deftly exposes the mercurial world of female ambition and the lengths one goes to succeed. An unputdownable read!”

—Rochelle B. Weinstein, author of What You Do To Me

“Excellently written, well-researched and so much more than I expected, this page-turner had me on the edge of my seat. I could not put it down! Five stars.”

—Readers’ Favorite Reviews

About the Author

Susie Orman Schnall is the author of five novels about ambitious women: ANNA BRIGHT IS HIDING SOMETHING (2023), WE CAME HERE TO SHINE (2020), THE SUBWAY GIRLS (2018), THE BALANCE PROJECT (2015), and ON GRACE (2014).

She’s also a screenwriter currently shopping her first pilot and feature-length screenplay.

A mother of three sons, Susie grew up in Los Angeles, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, and now lives with her husband in New York.

When she’s not reading or writing you can find her doing a crossword puzzle, playing around on Canva, or hiking to the top of a mountain. WEBSITE

About the Narrator

Hillary has recorded over 700 audiobooks spanning many genres but thrillers are her favorite. She is a multiple Audie Award finalist, multiple Earphone Award winner, Voice Arts Awards winner and one of Audiofile Magazine's best voices. Hillary has a BA in English Literature and is a voracious reader and listener. Likes: yoga, hip hop dancing, baking sourdough, bourbon. Dislikes: liver. Raised in conservative Connecticut and hippy Hawaii, Hillary now splits her time between Santa Monica and New York. Most of that time is in a 4x4 padded room. Er...booth. Her super power is reciting the alphabet backwards. WEBSITE







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