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The Empty Glass by J.I. Baker
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Jun 30, 2012

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bookshelves: borrowed_books, read_2014, historical_fiction

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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June 30, 2012 – Shelved
March 6, 2014 – Shelved as: borrowed_books
March 6, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
March 11, 2014 – Started Reading
March 11, 2014 –
page 67
March 13, 2014 –
page 255
March 14, 2014 – Finished Reading
March 15, 2014 – Shelved as: read_2014
March 15, 2014 – Shelved as: historical_fiction

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