I am pretty good at getting an audiobook and devouring it. I've had this book for about a month now and am still struggling to get through it. I love..Show More » the era this book is set in and liked the premise--a hungry, down-on-her-luck vaudevillian gets tapped to play the role of her life--impersonating a likely-deceased heiress. And sharing in the millions, should the ruse work.There are elements of a light mystery, a gothic thriller, and a romance. But for me, I just haven't been able to get to the end, primarily due to the narration. I've listened with satisfaction to one other of Tavia Gilbert's work. But here, I just found her too breathy, too callow-sounding for a slick, street-wise 25-year-old actress, basically a grafter, who's agreed to pretend she's a younger someone else--for real.,
Tavia Gilbert works hard to elevate the flimsy story. The setting ( 1920's Hollywood ) and the "appearances " of famous personalities from the time ar..Show More »e the most interesting aspect of this trite mystery.