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‘Powerful’ Harriet Tyce
‘Brave’ Liz Nugent
‘Compulsive’ John Marrs
‘Dazzling’ Chris Whitaker
‘Fearless’ Anna Mazzola
‘Masterful’ Araminta Hall
‘Timely’ TM Logan

You know what it’s like.
A comment here, a closed door there, turning a blind eye to get ahead.

My name is Sarah Lai. You won’t have heard of me. A decade ago I was on the cusp of being a big deal. But that was a long time ago.

Now, instead of working in Hollywood, I teach students about it.

And these are the two most important lessons you need to know about the film industry:

1) Those with the money have all the power.
2) Those with the power get whatever they want.

Ignore these rules and the whole system will crumble.
Stick to the rules and you’ll succeed. But at what cost?

Ask yourself, what would you have done?

Critics Review

  • Complicit is immensely powerful, compelling and enraging. A feminist thriller set in the workplace, which feels all too real

    Harriet Tyce
  • A skilful, engrossing and timely thriller – as well as a deeply unsettling glimpse into the dark heart of Hollywood.

    TM Logan
  • A compulsive read – Winnie M Li’s powerful and beautiful writing immediately immersed me in the murky world of the film industry and kept me furiously turning the pages. Through her assured storytelling Winnie draws you into the protagonist’s world on every level – from the superficial to the emotional – to paint a devastating and timely portrait of the abuse of power within a highly charged and often frightening workplace. I loved it.

    Sarah Pearse
  • Bold, brilliant, dazzling and devastating. Winnie M Li writes with pure heart and effortless style, and in Complicit handles the sharpest of stories with such compassion and skill.

    Chris Whitaker
  • A fearless and brilliant novel about power, ambition and abuse in the film industry and what it means to be a survivor.

    Anna Mazzola
  • Powerful and compulsive, an era defining novel that’s impossible to put down.

    John Marrs

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