Thursday, July 30, 2020

The Comeback: A Novel by Ella Berman

(Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book!)

about book:

A deep dive into the psyche of a young actress raised in the spotlight under the influence of a charming, manipulative film director and the moment when she decides his time for winning is over.

At the height of her career and on the eve of her first Golden Globe nomination, teen star Grace Turner disappeared.
Now, tentatively sober and surprisingly numb, Grace is back in Los Angeles after her year of self-imposed exile. She knows the new private life she wants isn't going to be easy as she tries to be a better person and reconnect with the people she left behind.

But when Grace is asked to present a lifetime achievement award to director Able Yorke--the man who controlled her every move for eight years--she realizes that she can't run from the secret behind her spectacular crash and burn for much longer. And she's the only one with nothing left to lose.

Alternating between past and present, The Comeback tackles power dynamics and the uncertainty of young adulthood, the types of secrets that become part of our sense of self, and the moments when we learn that though there are many ways to get hurt, we can still choose to fight back.

my thoughts:

Wow! What a gripping and thought-provoking read. The Comeback by Ella Berman is all about Grace Turner, a teen star who decides to leave the limelight.  She's had enough and wants out, so she goes into hiding.  Fast forward, she heads back to LA and is actively trying to get her life back on track. She knows its not going to easy to have the privacy she craves, but she's willing to try. And then, she gets asked to do something for someone who has ruled her career and life for far too long. Suddenly, Grace knows that some secrets can't be kept secret any longer. No matter the cost, Grace is ready finally face her demons. And, that is all I will write about the story. This is one book you should definitely read for yourself.

Berman has written a terrific story that is just so damn good. The writing is top notch and the characters are unforgettable. The story itself is unputdownable. And, the emotions thrumming throughout are raw and honest. This is just one book you won't want to miss.

I would definitely recommend The Comeback to anyone and everyone looking for their next great read - you will LOVE this book!!

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book!

1 comment:

Ti said...

This blurb reminds me so much of Britney Spears and the breakdown she had awhile back. Also, the one she is currently heading towards now, again. That poor woman has been manipulated and controlled by men all her life.