Book Description (via Goodreads): In 1959, Diana Christmas – the beautiful, vivacious redhead – was a major star in Britain. It was her moment. She was on the cusp of making it big in Hollywood. Then, she simply walked away from the limelight. Vanished from an industry that adored her. Twenty years later, Michael, a young film journalist, arrives at her suburban home and discovers the still vibrant and alluring Diana. Between her sheets, he hears for the first time the reason for her disappearance – a tale of coercion, shame and blackmail. To his shock, he learns that those who destroyed her career and ruined her life still have their claws in her. Totally smitten, he promises to help her. But Michael soon finds that the past doesn’t let go easily…
I received Diana Christmas by F. R. Jameson in exchange for an honest review. I have given this noir thriller four out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Sometimes books can take a little while for me to fully engage into, however this was an entirely different matter for Diana Christmas. From the very first chapter I was sold. The descriptions and detail that Jameson used throughout this book made it very difficult for me to put it down. The descriptive writing really helped to picture the world Diana and Michael lived through in my imagination.
Although I, personally, couldn’t connect with the types of characters within this book, I found that the characters created by Jameson were unique and well-developed, as at times throughout the story it made me feel quite disgusted by some of the actions made by certain characters which shows that the author has done an incredible job at making the reader feel such hatred towards them through writing.
At times, you could find me reading with my mouth slightly open as there were a lot of twists throughout this story that I did not see coming which had me on tenterhooks!
I can’t wait to read the second book in the ‘Silver Screen Noir’ series called Eden St. Michel which is going to be out later on this summer!
I would definitely recommend this book to fans of noir, thriller, crime and mystery.
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