Chasing Chaos: A Novel

Love, friendship and betrayal in glamorous, yet often vicious, Hollywood.

Daphne Saito, a beautiful and talented Hollywood screenwriter, might look like she has the perfect life, but on the inside she’s lost. She’s wandered from one meaningless relationship to the next, and now—just as she breaks up with her longtime boyfriend Dan—she meets someone new, someone she could fall in love with. But Daphne, still traumatized by an accident involving her best friend, Greta, five years earlier, is afraid to love. Harm has always come to those close to her.

Over five life-changing days, Daphne lets her guard down and steps toward this new love. But trouble is never far behind. Dan, angry at Daphne’s departure, has targeted an innocent young woman, someone close to Daphne’s new love, as part of a plan for revenge. And an enigmatic woman from Daphne’s past returns with a vendetta of her own. Danger is on the horizon for all of Daphne’s friends—and for her.

Tana French meets Donna Tartt in this tense, evocative love story. And fans of Lisa Scottoline’s Betrayed will enjoy the strong female protagonists found in Pryal’s novel.

What people are saying:

“Pryal pierces LA’s film industry veneer to find complex and relatable characters and then winches the ties between them, pulling the reader right into the fray. The result is as psychologically astute as it is engaging.” Kathryn Craft, award-winning author of The Far End of Happy and The Art of Falling

Pryal “really delivers with beautiful pacing and structure, and smart, memorable dialogue. I can highly recommend all these books, in which the lives of these characters are seasoned by more than enough dramatic action.” –Fictional 100 Blog

“It’s been a few months since I’ve read a book that made me lose all track of time like this one did in. Chasing Chaos, by Katie Rose Guest Pryal, is a whirlwind … As the novel progresses, each character and situation sets up perfectly, like a line of dominoes.” –The Coffee Pot Review

“I really enjoy Katie Rose Guest Pryal’s style of writing. The characters are easy to relate to and I am pretty certain that everyone has or has had a friend like Daphne. The book makes for a great read and would be a wonderful addition to any holiday reading library.” –Sarah Jackson, sarahjacksonwriter.com

“Perfect blend of romance, suspense, emotion; Fast-paced; Leaves you wanting more! … Katie Rose Guest Pryal’s writing is flawless and reels you in from the first page.” –Dandelions Inspired Blog

“Enjoy this fast-paced tale of life Los Angeles, for those that have crossed the line and have ‘made it!’ Meanwhile, I will be looking for the first 2 books in this series!” –Read/Write/Shoes

“Daphne is a great, flawed character and I enjoyed her story. … I’m hooked. I will definitely keep up with the series to see where it goes.” –Chelly Pike of Chelly Writes

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