What do a housewife from Hampshire, England, a pole dancer from Taranaki, New Zealand, a London publisher, and an LA soap starlet all have in common? Their lives have all been impacted by The Most Beautiful Man in the World. It's only when he's found floating face-down in his Hollywood pool that they discover the ugly truth - about themselves, about each other, and about the man they've chased around the globe and across the decades. A tangled web of deceit, passion, power and relationships that will keep you guessing until the last moments.
©2010 Jill Marshall (P)2015 Jill Marshall
Murder mystery thriller
I was taken away by Michelle Fords voices for each character! There are characters from different countries and accents and she nailed each one which really helped the story come alive for me. I really enjoyed the characters being from different countries, made it a lot easier just by hearing the accent to figure out which character was talking.
No I haven't but I would like to hear more! She did so many accents, and voices, I tried to mimic some accents and voices and I just don't come close. I was also looking into doing voice acting but I think I should give up now. I can't do a New Zeland accent or English accent.
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I hesitated slightly before diving into this novel, reading the story of the most beautiful man, a story about a man there can only ever be one of. The novel surprised me as it's more about the man himself. How a man, the subject of some intense attention, power, and temptation, can use and abuse it (and the considerable wake it can leave). A perspective few men know, and I can't say I've been exposed to in the past. Definitely a story told from a fresh perspective like none you've probably heard.
Towards the beginning of the book, a striking passage about a character loosing a chance with some last moments with a close family member while chasing that family member's prior love.
I really enjoyed Michelle's subtle accents and soft tones they helped bring the dialog to life in ways only the better narrators are able to.
I did laugh quite a bit at the descriptions of social interactions in different parts of the world. It's great to get that local flavor that seems so authentic. It brought back fun feeling of my travels abroad, which can be rare.
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