Blurb; When the mother of an autistic young man hires a call girl to make him happy, three lives collide in unexpected and moving ways … changing everything. A devastatingly beautiful, rich and thought-provoking novel that will warm your heart.
My Review; This is my absolute favourite book of Louise’s yet! Stunning. Perfection. Beautiful. Emotional. I bloody loved it all. I will shout about this book for a long time. It’s a must read and a must buy. It has gone straight into my top reads of the year.
It’s beautifully and brilliantly written. I devoured it. The chapters are short. I fell in love with Sebastians character, he is just so freaking adorable. We get to see his world in this story. We get to see how he is treated by others, his feelings and his thoughts. He’s a clever chap. It’s a thought provoking story but also one where we see him change and grow.
You can tell the author has put a lot of time, thought and research into this book, by basing it on a true story she had to get it right. Absolutely stunning. Cannot recommend it enough. A well deserved five stars and more. Buy it you will not regret this one. A story that will remain in my heart forever.
Pregnant Victoria Valbon was brutally murdered in an alley three weeks ago – and her killer hasn’t been caught.
Tonight is Stella McKeever’s final radio show. The theme is secrets. You tell her yours, and she’ll share some of hers.
Stella might tell you about Tom, a boyfriend who likes to play games, about the mother who abandoned her, now back after twelve years. She might tell you about the perfume bottle with the star-shaped stopper, or about her father …
What Stella really wants to know is more about the mysterious man calling the station … who says he knows who killed Victoria, and has proof.
Tonight is the night for secrets, and Stella wants to know everything…
With echoes of the chilling Play Misty for Me, Call Me Star Girl is a taut, emotive and all-consuming psychological thriller that plays on our deepest fears, providing a stark reminder that stirring up dark secrets from the past can be deadly…
My Review; Oh. My. Gosh. This is my second book I have read by Louise and it did not disappoint me at all. It was bloody brilliant could easily have read it all in one sitting if life would have let me. It is a page turner of a read, didn’t want to put it down.
Call Me Star Girl is thrilling, haunting, chilling and full of suspense… Brilliantly written. I throughally enjoyed it. I loved how it was mostly set in a radio station, something different. I actually loved it all! Stella is one brave character. A must read for me.
I awarded a well deserved five stars and highly recommend. You will not be disappointed. Also going to have a spot in my top twenty reads of 2019. One that will be hard to forget!
WOW! What a brilliant night. This was my first book event (ever) and it was the best. Every single author and Karen is so welcoming, friendly and funny. I was nervous and excited beyond belief but I think I managed to keep it pretty cool until Karen asked “Are you okay?” Haha. Fab thanks.
So I arrived a little early had a browse of my sweet shop aka Waterstones (3 floors) was terrible and bought 3 non orenda books before the event even started! Oh dear. Then I popped for a coffee before the event… Low and behold who do I see approaching? Kjell Ola Dahl, Thomas Enger and Antti Tuomainen. Ofcourse I tried to play it cool… Waved and said hi!
Seen as we wasnt allowed into the event room aka storage room I soon found myself having coffee surrounded by the orenda lot! Dream come true right? Ofcourse!
The Event you ask? Oh we was in for a treat! However, I need to mention poor David. F. Ross came down with food poisoning so was unable to attend (don’t worry I still bought your book, infact I GOT THEM ALL). We started off with an introduction to each author, then was treated to a reading from each of their books with some laughs along the way. Some books I could have sat and listened to all night. A truely wonderful event, enjoyed by all.
I finally got to meet some fellow book bloggers who were absolutely lovely so a shout out to Joanne Robertson (Mychestnutreadingtree) and Jill from (Jillsbookcafe). Both lovely ladies.
I enjoyed myself and came away on such a high. So thank you to all the lovely authors of Orenda and the brilliant Karen for coming to Manchester. I am one happy book worm and book blogger managing to get ALL my books signed! Thank you. Until we meet again. Sorry for so much of my face! … Author stalking.
There’s still time to join the Orenda Roadshow madness. As I say… GOT TO COLLECT THEM ALL! Thank you for a brilliant night. I got to be myself for a few hours without the kids, rare occassion.