An exhilarating, edgy, roller coaster of a story from start to finish. The High Moments is a fascinating window into the bright lights - and underbelly - of the fashion industry, with fabulously honest, fast-paced writing that sucks you in, spins you around and leaves you feeling breathless by the end. A complete thrill to read!
HELLY ACTON, Author of THE SHELF
"I read this in less than a day – I was obsessed with the insight into the murky world of modelling, and the way Sara-Ella explores the feelings of "other" that can consume so much of our twenties. It's a must-read for everyone who had ever dreamt of being a somebody. One of the most seductive and accomplished debuts I have ever read."
LAURA JANE WILLIAMS, Author of OUR STOP
The High Moments is a beautiful, messed-up mash-up of The Devil Wears Prada and Fleabag. Set in the seedy underbelly of the high octane world of fashion, modelling and Instagram influencers, Scarlett is the perfect heroine for our times. Essential reading for anyone relieved to be done with their twenties and a cautionary tale for those who are still living them!
SARRA MANNING, Author of RESCUE ME
Brilliantly highlights the insecurities of being a young woman and not feeling like you've 'become' anything yet - it also shows the darkness and toxicity that can linger behind a so-called 'dream' job. It made me feel uncomfortable, and made me laugh - a sign of a good book
Emma Gannon, author of Olive and Ctrl Alt Delete
Sara-Ella Ozbek is a London based writer. Her debut novel The High Moments will be published by Simon & Schuster in May 2020 and is currently being developed for television. Her second novel is set for release with the same publisher next year.
Aside from her novels, Sara-Ella is developing a production for The Young Vic theatre alongside composer Richard Thomas, and a feature film for Standalone Pictures. She has written non-fiction for titles including Tatler, Because Magazine, Suitcase, Drugstore Culture, Voyage D’Etudes and Soho House Notes, covering stories on fashion, travel, culture and – when she’s allowed to – feminism.
Previously, she worked in the fashion industry.