Released on 14 June 2004.

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Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination

3.11 based on 10805 ratings & 683 reviews on Goodreads.com

Synopsis

Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination is the 'Bond-style romp' from Helen Fielding, the bestselling author of Bridget Jones's Diary.

Enter Olivia Joules: fearless, dazzling, independent beauty-journalist turned master-spy – a new heroine for the twenty-first century. In Miami for a face-cream launch, she spots Pierre Ferramo across a room. Dangerously charismatic and undeniably gorgeous, with impeccable taste, unimaginable wealth and exotic international homes, he seems almost too good to be true. But what if Ferramo is actually a major terrorist bent on destruction, hiding behind a smokescreen of fine wines, yachts and actresses slash models? Or is it all just a product of Olivia’s overactive imagination?

From the white heat of Miami to the implants of LA, the glittering waters of the Caribbean to the deserts of Arabia, Olivia Joules pits herself against the forces of terror armed with a hatpin, razor-sharp wits and a very special underwired bra. Helen Fielding has written a contemporary and utterly unputdownable thriller de luxe.

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A Bond-style romp. The thrills come thick and fast. Olivia is entirely successful as a heroine because she is witty, kind, entertaining, occasionally accident-prone, and has Bridget’s warm intelligence and humorous insight in spades.
Literary Review
Shimmers and glares with wit, sophistication and humanity. Hurrah for Fielding!
Independent on Sunday