Thailand, 1996. Pete, a young travel writer, wanders into a Bangkok bar and meets the love of his life. Pete thinks that Joy is the girl of his dreams: young, stunningly pretty, and one of the top-earning go-go dancers in Nana Plaza. What follows is a roller-coaster ride of sex, drugs, lies and murder, as Pete discovers that his very own private dancer is not all that she claims to be. And that far from being the girl of his dreams, Joy is his own personal nightmare.
‘The best book regarding relationships with bargirls that you can ever read. This should be compulsory reading for all first-timers to Thailand’ Pattaya Mail, Thailand
‘A gripping, highly readable thriller that cleverly intertwines the stories of the main two protagonists — bargirl and naked pole dancer Joy and her British, travel guide writing customer/lover Pete’ The Asian Review of Books, Hong Kong
‘With its conversational, almost confessional style of writing, this novel will have you rushing through it in one night to reach the climatic ending’ The Straits Times, Singapore
‘Because of all of its local wisdom, Private Dancer ought to be made available to every tourist at port of entry’ The Bangkok Post, Thailand
About the author
Stephen Leather is one of the UK’s most successful thriller writers with numerous bestsellers in print and ebook form, and translated into more than ten languages. Before becoming a fulltime author, Leather was a journalist on newspapers such as The Times, the Daily Mail and the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong.