The Program

Mystery & Thrillers

By Charlie Lovett

Publisher : Pearlsong Press

ABOUT Charlie Lovett

Charlie Lovett
Charlie Lovett is Writer-in-Residence at Summit School in Winston-Salem, NC. His plays for children have been seen in over 1,000 productions in all 50 states and five foreign countries. He is the author of 11 previous books, including works on Lewis Carroll and the acclaimed mem More...



A new weight-loss clinic in New York has an offer for you―give them $5,000 and they'll make you as thin as a supermodel. You can eat whatever you want and you'll never gain an ounce. Tempted? Fledgling journalist Karen Sumner would be―if only she had $5,000.

When Karen finally walks through the blue and gold doors of The Program, she's on the trail of the hottest story of her career. If she and her friends are right, The Program is doing something even worse than creating an army of unnaturally thin women.

Will they be able to stop The Program before it's too late?

"A lively first novel. Highly recommended."

Library Journal

"Brilliant! I recommend The Program to every woman who feels insecure about her ody because she thinks she weighs too much. In fact, I recommend The Program to every woman! Charlie Lovett has managed to weave romance, intrigue, suspense and mystery into this story while clearly depicting the insecurities of women who don't like their bodies and how far they will go to become what they think (or society tells them) is the 'perfect woman.'"

Pat Ballard
author of The Best Man,
Abigail's Revenge
Dangerous Curves Ahead: Short Stories

"The size-positive characters are heartfelt and quirky, the suspense keeps building and the bombshell on page 25 is not to be missed. Enjoy!"

Lynne Murray
author of Larger Than Death