by Allison Morse
GENRE: Pschological Mystery with Strong Gothic Elements
Who killed 1940s screen goddess Gloria Reardon? Her unsolved murder hypnotized the public with its scandalous details and shocked two generations.
In this coming of age gothic tale, avid feminist and aspiring filmmaker Kate Bloom discovers long lost footage that holds the key to who murdered her grandmother. Legendary movie star, Gloria Reardon, may be dead, but friends and lovers from the Golden Age of Hollywood’s heyday are still very much on the scene, and it seems everyone has something to gain or lose from Kate’s discovery. Enlisting the youthful and brash film restorer Dylan Nichols as her closest ally, Kate becomes haunted by Gloria’s glittering past. Caught between glamorous Old Hollywood and the gritty, exciting New Hollywood of the 1970s, Kate is determined to find out what really happened to her grandmother and in the process, becomes the killer’s new target.
It 's a truly gripping novel full of twists and suspense, set in the charming and outrageous world of cinema.
Although she has never known her, Kate has always been fascinated by the myth of her grandmother, the great actress Gloria, died on the set. She tried to be like her but was going to cost her dear. So she decides to become a filmmaker. After having found the missing part of the film in which her grandmother lost her life, Kate wants to discover and unravel the mystery linked to her death, but investigating in Hollywood's scandal can be very dangerous.
Kate is a strong and determined woman, an adolescent mistake was about to destroy her but has been able to save herself even if that incident has marked her forever.
It 's a very addictive mystery, unpredictable, with paranormal and romantic elements. Very interesting the descriptions of Hollywood's world of the 70s and the backstage for the creation of movie.
I have no hesitation in recommending it highly.
Kate returned to the sealed box and ripped off the tape and flipped the lid open. Light bounced off a container with a shiny handle on top. The premonition of what it might be now solidified into something more than fantasy. Trying to remain calm, she told herself that it couldn’t possibly be what she hoped it was. It had been lost...destroyed...right?
Her heart pounded as she used both hands to lift the metal container. She undid the latches. Inside were two round
35 mm motion picture
“Lillian!” she shouted.
As she pried off the top of the first canister, she was assaulted by the pungent smell of vinegar. The film appeared brittle. She was afraid to touch it in case it turned to dust in her hands. But she had to know. With the tips of her fingers and holding her breath, she unwound a small piece of film and looked at it. There, captured in the frame, was Gloria––the costume, the set behind her…there was no mistaking it. These reels were from Emperor Smythe. It was the infamous missing footage from the day Gloria was murdered on that film set.
“Lillian! Quick, Lillian!” Kate returned the footage to the canister and closed it up.
Her great-aunt hurried back to her. “What? What is it?” Her eyes widened as she gazed at the canisters. “Is that what I think it is?” Lillian asked.
“The footage. The missing footage.”
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Allison is the author of two novels: The Sweetheart Deal and Fallen Star. She lives with her husband in a house in the hills that’s filled with books.
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