A Novel

Book - 2013
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Reclusive movie star Jessica Lessing is finally coming out of hiding--to confront her father, a con man who has been selling her out to the paparazzi for years. On her four-day road trip to Las Vegas, she encounters three unexpected allies--Vivian, a teenager with newborn twins; Lynn, a dog shelter owner living in isolation on a ranch in rural Nevada; and Dana, a fearless ex-military bodyguard wrestling with secrets of her own. As their fates collide, each woman will find a chance at redemption that she never would have thought possible. MacKenzie Bezos's taut prose, tough characters, and nuanced insights give this novel a complexity that few thrillers can match.

Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, 2013.
Edition: 1st edition.
ISBN: 9780307959737
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: 205 [5] pages ; 25 cm


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Feb 19, 2016

Isn't Amazon's consolidation of publishing and putting endless independent book sellers out of business enough? Do we really need any mediocre books from the Bezos family?

Jun 20, 2013

An interesting story about four very different women who end up being connected in a positive way.

Cdnbookworm Jun 12, 2013

This novel follows four women, whose lives intersect and shows how each life has fallen into a potential trap at some point, but that each women also has the capacity to extricate herself from that trap and move forward in a more positive way. We have Dana, a young security guard with advanced defense skills and emergency medical skills, who is so focused on safety that she is afraid to take chances with love. We have Jessica, an Oscar-winning actress who has stopped taking jobs and has become afraid to leave her house because of her father, who has repeatedly sold her out to the paparazzi, and then publicly campaigned for her to let him back into her life. There is Vivian, a teen mother of twins, who has gone down the road of prostitution to survive, but will do whatever it takes to protect her children. And there is Lynn, a recovering alcoholic, estranged from her family, who has devoted her life to running a dog shelter on an isolated ranch in Nevada. The choices each woman makes aren't easy, but there interactions with each other give them the strength to make the changes to look forward to the future. A great read.


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