What is it all about?
Ageing movie star Evelyn Hugo chooses unknown journalist Monique Grant for an exclusive interview. No one is more stunned than Monique herself. Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jump start her career. Her husband has left her and she desperately wants to prove her talent. Pushing thoughts aside as to why she had been plucked from obscurity to sit with one of the most famous women in the world. Monique gets sucked into the tale of Evelyn’s life.
Monique learns of Evelyn’s incredible life from making her way to Los Angeles in the 50’s to leaving show-business behind in the 80’s, and the story behind her seven husbands. The one thing Monique and the rest of the world is desperate to know is, who out of all those husbands did Evelyn truly love.
Evelyn tells a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship and great love.
This is a brilliant book, to put it simply. Evelyn Hugo is one of my favourite characters, she is flawed, ruthless and egotistical, but she is a deeply lovable through her self-awareness and assuredness.
It was just too difficult to put down, you will want to know where this story is going, why did she choose Monique to write the story and how did she end up marrying so many men? The tale you will get will shock you and break your heart, but with an overwhelming sense of joy that eclipses that. Reid has created these memorable and flawed characters that will stay with you long after finishing the book.
Highly recommend. Buy Now, £8.99