Saturday, January 31, 2015

Book Review - Six Devils in The San Fernando Valley by Ernie Mannix

Six Devils in The San Fernando Valley
by Ernie Mannix
Published 2014
238 Pages

Beneath the glitter and glitz of Hollywood is a world fueled by greed, lust, and power in this well written romantic thriller, with a neo-noir style, and an enticing plot. The seedy underbelly of the entertainment industry serves as the backdrop for a dark and alluring tale filled with supernatural elements, and intriguing characters.

Moral and ethical dilemmas surrounding an otherworldly journey explore the darker side of human nature -- desire, and an all-consuming quest for power -- in a world that will chew you up and spit you out before you know what hit you. Think Gregor Samsa in Sin City, but instead we have Truman Morrow in Tinseltown. And things are about to get very strange.

When Truman Morrow embarks on a journey to the West Coast, he is captivated by the glamorous lifestyle of Hollywood's inner circle, and quickly becomes a fixture among the industry's elite. However, he soon finds himself disillusioned with the superficiality of those around him, and we watch as his rise to fame begins to fall. Still looking over his shoulder for Erica, the one woman who could offer him hope and comfort, he instead meets up with Roberto. What happens next will bring Truman through a labyrinthian realm where one decision could change the course of his life forever.

Once I started reading this book I couldn't put it down! I was transfixed by the plot, and moved by the author's writing style. Despite the dark themes, there was hope, and plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. With so many layers to the plot, I was impressed with the way the story came together, seamlessly, and the manner in which the characters' lives coalesced. This story will stay with me for a long time, and I'm thrilled to know the next installment is in the works!

Available on Amazon

Reviewed by Stephanie

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