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Estelle: The Empty Glass by J.I. Baker

The Empty Glass by J.I. Baker Publication Date: July 19, 2012 Publisher: Blue Rider Press; Part of Penguin. Pages: 336 Target audience: Adult fiction Keywords: Marilyn Monroe, mystery, family, danger, cover-ups Format read: Borrowed from library. Summary: Deputy coroner, Ben Fitzgerald, is brought in the night that Marilyn Monroe is discovered to have overdosed. Early […]

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November 15, 2012 - 10:24 pm

elena - OOH this is very intriguing! I always love reading theories about film stars. I remember watching a made for TV film (I think?) about Marilyn and there was a threesome and everything. Did not know that. Anyway, this sounds excellent! 😀

November 15, 2012 - 4:03 pm

VeganYANerds - This sounds like a very intriguing read, your review alone has me wanting to know more, Estelle! I haven’t read much about Marilyn, other than mass media type stuff and what we learnt at school but the thought that something dodgy happened and was covered up is really sad.

November 14, 2012 - 11:07 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Oh WOW. This sounds massively intriguing! I don’t know much about Marilyn’s death, but I would certainly not mind finding out more through reading this novel. It sounds like it would be a very interesting tale indeed.

Estelle: The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard

The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard Publisher: Ballantine Books Release Date: May 4, 2010 Pages: 336 Target Audience: Adult/Crime/Thriller How I found out about it: Saw it at Target & added it to my to-read list. Format: Hardcover borrowed from the library. Summary: It’s been over 20 years since Jody’s father was […]

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March 17, 2012 - 10:50 pm

Teena in Toronto - I finished it tonight and wasn’t crazy about it.

February 17, 2012 - 2:14 pm

Estelle - Alexa, so glad you agree with me about the character development. It’s so huge. You want your readers to connect with your characters. Not feel distanced from them. Hope you will give this a try… when you have time. haha. Happy weekend to you!

February 17, 2012 - 1:50 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I absolutely agree. I find that YA books, for the most part, have really good world-building and character development and plot structure. It’s always a pleasure to read a book that meets that criteria.

That having been said, this does sound a bit intriguing. I may check it out… when I’ve got the time to 🙂