Book Review: “Hollywood Lost” by Ace Collins

August 25, 2015 at 9:59 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Ace Collins in his new book, “hollywood book coverHollywood Lost” published by Abingdon Press takes us into the life of Shelby Beckett.

From the back cover:  “She must have been pretty before someone strangled her.”

Deep in the heart of Hollywood’s Golden Age, someone is murdering beautiful women. The victims are polished, manicured, and far too young to be dead. Behind the glamour and wealth, behind the opulent parties and screaming fans, a ruthless killer lurks. Homicide chief detective Bill Barrister believes the murderer is somehow connected to the crown jewel of the movie industry:  Galaxy Studios, home of the box office rivals Flynn Sparks and Dalton Andrews and a young woman named Shelby Beckett.

Thrust into a Gatsby-like lifestyle far different than her childhood in the Oklahoma dust bowl, Shelby only wanted to escape the Great Depression and find work. Little did she know, her job in the Galaxy wardrobe department would make her popular with the city’s most elite-and make her the target of a serial strangler. As hard as it is to fit into a city known for fortune and greed, Shelby must maintain her small-town morals…and try to stay alive.

Hollywood, 1936, not the place where moral values were running high. There is a serial killer who is strangling women. The cops narrow down their field of search to Galaxy Studios. That’s where Shelby Beckett works. Now the cops set Shelby up to be the next victim of this serial killer. Let’s face it if there is ever going to be a book that is going to have you reading super fast so that you can flip to the next page trying to find out what is going on next this is the book. A Serial Killer, loads of suspense and mystery are oozing out of this book. And did I mention there is romance? Mr. Collins throws in all kinds of sub-plots that keep the story moving briskly. I do not think you will figure out who the murderer is until Mr. Collins tells you who it is. This is an excellent thriller that you will not want to put down until you actually finish it.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Abingdon Press.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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