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Betty has left everything behind in California following her father’s suicide and headed to New York. Her friends introduce her to the legendary Anthony Marino, the indie filmmaker. He decides to cast her in his newest project, which will require Betty to become Lola and live in a cabin on a private island with only a five-person cast and crew. The setting is eerie and only becomes creepier when she meets the island’s caretaker, Sammy. Anthony and Sammy apparently have a long history and the movie might be more than it seems. The last sound Betty might hear in this thriller could be the camera’s shutter.

If you enjoy stories about rumination and revenge, you will probably enjoy this book. It also formed a good picture of how revenge never feels as good as you think it will, and generally leaves you more broken than healed. This story has a lot of buildup, but it ends up being fairly anticlimactic with a very ambiguous ending. The reason for the film could have been a bit more solid. It seemed like the incident was minor compared to the revenge. The story wasn’t my cup of tea, but maybe it’ll be yours.

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Author Melissa Larsen
Star Count /5
Format Trade
Page Count 386 pages
Publisher Berkley
Publish Date 15-Jun-2021
ISBN 9780593101391 Buy this Book
Issue August 2021
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller