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Not Without You

Synopsis

If you don’t learn from history . . .
You’re destined to repeat it

Not without you, she’d said. And I’d let her down…

Hollywood, 1961: when beautiful, much-loved movie star Eve Noel vanishes at the height of her fame, no-one knows where, much less why.

Fifty years later, another young British actress, Sophie Leigh, lives in Eve’s house high in the Hollywood Hills. Eve Noel was her inspiration and Sophie, disenchanted with her life in LA, finds herself becoming increasingly obsessed with the mystery of her idol's disappearance. And the more she finds out, the more she realises Eve’s life is linked with her own.

As Eve’s tragic past and the present start to collide, Sophie needs to unravel the truth to save them both – but is she already too late? Becoming increasingly entangled in Eve’s world, Sophie must decide whose life she is really living . . .

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Reviews

‘An elegant, fun page-turner: imagine Kate Winslet obsessed with Bette Davis in All About Eve’ Red

‘A fresh take on chick-lit… You’ll race through the pages to find out what happens to them both’ Heat

‘A multi-faceted tale of fading fame and shifting fortunes’ Grazia

‘This cleverly constructed, dark tale [is] dripping with dark humour, gritty realism, with a little bit of romance thrown in too. An absorbing read’ Star

‘The shallow LA of today is wittily satirised, and the more glamorous age of the 50s brilliantly recalled’ Sunday Mirror

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