Hello and welcome to our stop on the Comeback blog tour!
Thank you very much to Emma @ Damppebbles and Chris Lamb for providing a copy of the book to [K]
The reviews below are 100% honest and all of her own views.
Genie has everything – a BRIT award, a singing career, the attention of the press and Oliver Fox, a pretty boy who looks good on her arm.
Until he dies.
His death brings Genie’s long buried feelings bubbling to the surface. Her grief over the death of her lover Wendi who introduced her to this world. Her self doubt and fear that she will be exposed as a fraud.
How far is she prepared to go to fix things?
The afterlife isn’t the most comfortable of places for anyone who’s still alive, but Genie’s not going to take any crap from the dead – she’s got years of experience in the music business.
Sometimes going to Hell and back takes a lifetime…
When we first meet Genie she is on the way up, a promising singing career, BRIT award and so the attention of the press, along with her photogenic boyfriend.
Until he dies.
This sends Genie on a spiral of self destruction, self doubt and grief bubbling over. Will she stop this spiralling descent?
When I first started reading this book, I felt sympathy for Genie as even though she is an up and coming popstar, she feels she doesn’t deserve the fame and fortune. Which as the media has taught us, is a double edged sword.
As the story progresses we learn more about the circumstances that catapulted Genie superstardom, and I went through a myriad of feelings for and at Genie, her friends and colleagues, sympathy, exasperation, joy and humour.
I enjoyed the world and humour that was created when Genie takes her trip and loved the way the flashbacks revealed little tidbits that interwove with the present story and as to how she ended up being the girl she is.
As much as I want to say more about this story I feel I cannot without giving too much of the plot away. All I can say is if you want to be taken on an unusual trip, please pick up this book!
Even now a week after I finished the book, my thoughts keep going back to the events written, I do wonder if this is the end we have seen of Genie?
Chris is a writer based in UK, who has had a number of short stories published over the past few years, blogs on a regular basis and occasionally reviews books and audios for the British Fantasy Society.
Chris wrote a short pop memoir which was published in 2011 and went down well with its core-audience. It continues to sell at a steady rate to this day.
Chris also plays bass guitar and performs random acts of web and graphic design for a diverse selection of clients.
Published in paperback and digital formats by Unbound on 21st January 2021
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