Books from the Backlog #257

Posted March 16, 2023 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 10 Comments

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This week’s neglected book

Books from the Backlog #257The Siren by Katherine St. John
Published by Grand Central Publishing on May 4, 2021
Genres: Fiction / Women
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover
Source: Publisher
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A Good Morning America featured thriller, 2021 People magazine "Best Books of Summer" winner and a Good Housekeeping "Best Beach Read to Add to Your Summer Reading List"

From Katherine St. John, author of The Lion's Den, comes a "reading experience that’s as layered and decadent as a slice of tiramisu" about a Hollywood heartthrob, his co-star ex-wife, and a film set on an isolated island that will unearth long-buried secrets—and unravel years of lies (Emily Henry, NYT bestselling author of People We Meet on Vacation, New York Times Book Review).

In the midst of a sizzling hot summer, some of Hollywood's most notorious faces are assembled on the idyllic Caribbean island of St. Genesius to film The Siren, starring dangerously handsome megastar Cole Power playing opposite his ex-wife, Stella Rivers. The surefire blockbuster promises to entice audiences with its sultry storyline and intimately connected cast.

Three very different women arrive on set, each with her own motive. Stella, an infamously unstable actress, is struggling to reclaim the career she lost in the wake of multiple, very public breakdowns. Taylor, a fledgling producer, is anxious to work on a film she hopes will turn her career around after her last job ended in scandal. And Felicity, Stella's mysterious new assistant, harbors designs of her own that threaten to upend everyone's plans.

With a hurricane brewing offshore, each woman finds herself trapped on the island, united against a common enemy. But as deceptions come to light, misplaced trust may prove more perilous than the storm itself.

Includes a Reading Group Guide.

Why did I add The Siren to my bookshelf?

I have heard good things about this author so I didn’t hesitate to say yes to this book when the publisher was kind enough to send me a copy. As it tends to do, time got away from me and I just never got to the book. I do remember starting the book and quickly putting it down because I was in the mood for a different kind of story. I do think that the book sounds good and want to give it another try. Hopefully, I can get to it sometime soon.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it?

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10 responses to “Books from the Backlog #257

  1. That’s a new to me one! Glad to hear you still want to give it a read though! I always feel a little guilty when I want to donate a TBR book. Like massive guilt. Lol. Luckily, for the most part I still want to read what’s on my TBR as of now! I just need more time in the day or the ability to give up sleep and still be healthy and functional. That’s the super power I want!

  2. I haven’t heard of this author. Sometimes moods can really affect how enjoyment of a story. I can definitely understand that and I think all of us have done that haha Hope you get into the right mood with this one to fully enjoy it.

  3. I’ve heard good things about this author as well but have never seemed to read anything by her. I hope you read this one soon and share your thoughts!