‘Final Demand’ by Deborah Moggach


Fiction – paperback; Vintage; pages; 2002.

Deborah Moggach’s Final Demand is a fantastic, page-turning read, with realistic characters and a truly believable, if somewhat surreal, plot.

Natalie is working in a dead-end job and yearns for something more when she hits upon a wonderful, although criminal, idea to make herself rich and hopefully happier. While she is busily defrauding the telecommunications company for which she works and having a great time with her newfound wealth, she has no idea how her actions are impacting on the fortunes and lives of innocent people.

This gripping story with its fast-turning plot explores the thin line between morality and greed and how the smallest of actions, however we may try to justify them, can have horrifying consequences.

Thoroughly recommended, particularly if you’re looking for a wet-weather read or something to take away on holiday.

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