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The Empty Glass by J.I. Baker
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Mar 15, 14

bookshelves: borrowed_books, read_2014, historical_fiction
Read from March 11 to 14, 2014 — I own a copy

LA Deputy Coroner Ben Fitzgerald becomes intimately involved in the case surrounding the death of starlet Marilyn Monroe in 1952. The story unfolds from a unique perspective which pits Ben at the forefront, almost to the extent of overshadowing Monroe’s suicide. The narrative is very much a retelling of Ben’s life throughout the investigation which leads to him being a suspect for many crimes including abduction, stalking and murder running parallel to Monroe’s re-enactment of her final moments by virtue of a hidden diary. I liked it but was hoping for more Ellroy and Megan Abbott-like writing to compliment the plot. 3.5 stars.
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