Where the Truth Lies: A Novel
This novel of intrigue speeds from one vivid setting to another, all of them factually real eve ...more
Okay, I fully admit the main reason I sprang this book from its nice, warm home on the library shelf was because the author's name caught my eye. Rupert Holmes? Surely not the same Rupert Holmes who wrote one of most iconic soft rock hits of the '70's, and, incidentally, one of my favorite songs from my childhood, even though it surely must have pained my mother to hear her nine year old sing about "making love at midnight in the dunes of a cape?" Yes, the same Rupert Holmes, and, yes, based on...more
Full of wonderfull, albeit dark, comedy, thrilling suspense, and a shocking-reveal at the end, this book more than met my expectations. Scenes and questions are still realing within my head, as I can't seem to let go of the characters.
O'Connor tells her ...more
A young female writer is hired to write book about one-half of a popular comedy team from the 1950s. The team broke up suddenly after doing a 39 hour charity telethon on TV. She wants to find out about The Girl In New Jersey, the girl who showed up dead in the comedy team's hotel suite after the tele ...more
The first few pages were awkward and that kept me from enjoying it more. There's also a long and very specific paean to Disneyland in the middle that I found out of place and weird - I think the author meant it as a commentary on the game of cat-and-mouse taking place at the same time. The main character alternates between stupidity and good sense in a head-scratching, c ...more
Sure do love to hear Dean sing, still to this very day and as they say he was funny in his bones.
Undoubtedly others have liked it much more than I did.
Might try another by this author to see if it is just this book or me.
J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the 'Isms'"