Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Review: Hollywood Lost by Ace Collins


About the book:
Struggling to make ends meet during the Great Depression, Shelby Beckett flees the Oklahoma dust bowl to find work in the wardrobe department of Hollywood’s largest movie studio. Surrounded by glamour and wealth, Shelby is charmed by box office star Flynn Sparks as well as Flynn’s chief rival, fellow actor Dalton Andrews. As Shelby joins her suitors at opulent parties and intimate dinners, she rubs elbows with the likes of Clark Gable and Cary Grant and is drawn deeper into a lifestyle where her small town values are challenged or ignored.

Lurking in the shadows of this Gatsby-like lifestyle is an unseen evil force that strangles beautiful women. Suspecting a madman is connected to the studio production where Shelby works, homicide chief detective Bill Barrister believes the only way to uncover the identity of the ruthless killer is to offer Shelby as bait. 

Hollywood Lost is a romantic suspense novel where separating reality from fantasy is all but impossible; where love is rare, life is cheap, and values are lost in pursuit of fame and fortune.
My rating:
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My thoughts:

Hollywood Lost was a very fun read! I loved the time period in which it took place and that the story revolved around a Hollywood movie studio. It was fascinating to read about that time. Also, having the mystery of serial killer on the loose added a lot of intrigue.

I liked how Shelby, the main character, didn't let Hollywood change her. The romance part of the story wasn't that great, just because there wasn't much to it and the ending left me wondering what was going to happen next for the characters.

Overall, I really enjoyed Hollywood Lost. I recommend it if you enjoy mysteries.

 

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