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Review : The Rise by Shari Low and Ross King

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book cover for The Rise by Shari Low and Ross King.  A pair of killer heels is walking away from water with a complex in the background
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0B4RNNV8C
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Boldwood Books (13 Sept. 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2939 KB

When we bury our secrets, they always come back to haunt us…

Their rise was meteoric.

Only a few years before, they had been three friends from Glasgow, just trying to survive tough lives of danger and dysfunction.

But on one Hollywood evening in 1993, they were on the world’s biggest stage, accepting their Oscar in front of the watching world.

That night was the beginning of their careers. But it was also the end of their friendship.

Over the next twenty years, Mirren McLean would become one of the most powerful writers in the movie industry.

Zander Leith would break box-office records as cinema’s most in-demand action hero.

And Davie Johnson would rake in millions as producer of some of the biggest shows on TV.

For two decades they didn’t speak, driven apart by a horrific secret.

Until now…

Their past is coming back to bite them, and they have to decide whether to run, hide, or fight.

Because when you rise to the top, there’s always someone who wants to see you fall.

An exciting new glam thriller for the fans of Taylor Jenkins Reid, Liane Moriarty and Jo Spain

Book Review

This story follows the lives of three best friends, Zander, Davie and Mirren who are all from the same part of Glasgow and who, since childhood, have wanted to make it big in Hollywood. Their dreams become reality when in 1993 they achieve the spectacular: winning an Oscar. However since then the friendship has drifted because of something that happened at Oscar night.

Years later they are still at the top of their game but are each struggling in their own ways with life. It all seems to link back to that fateful night and we are left wondering whether they will ever reconcile their differences and what happened in the past.

The Rise is a great, riveting read packed with glamour and intrigue!

I enjoy reading the author’s books and when I realised she had written it with a TV celebrity journalist I knew I was in for a ride!

There’s plenty of drama, lots of name-dropping and alternating chapters that give a real sense of each character. It’s thrilling and glamorous and I particularly loved the ending and certainly wasn’t left disappointed.

A glamorous, fun read.

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Shari Low and Ross King MBE is a writing partnership forged in a friendship of over 30 years. Scottish author Shari is the bestselling writer of over thirty novels including bestsellers My One Month Marriage, One Summer Sunrise and The Story of our Secrets. Los-Angeles-based Ross King is a four times news Emmy award-winning TV and radio host, actor, producer, writer and performer, and is currently the Los Angeles correspondent for ITV’s Lorraine and Good Morning Britain. They are publishing their Hollywood thriller trilogy with Boldwood, the first of which is called The Rise and is due for release in September 2022.

Shari Low:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharilowbooks/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sharilow

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Bookbub profile: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/shari-low

Ross King:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ross.king.771

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheRossKing

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therossking/

Shari Low Books

The Rise with Ross King (Book one The Hollywood Thriller Trilogy)

The Catch with Ross King (Book two The Hollywood Thriller Trilogy)

One Day With You

What Next?

The Story of our Secrets

One Summer Sunrise

What If?

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