The Actress by Elizabeth Sims

June 21, 2008 at 7:26 pm 4 comments

This was a good thriller full of twists and turns.

Rita Farmer is an aspiring actress and single mother. She’s broke and when an attorney offers her a job coaching a client to appear more sympathetic in front of the jury she takes it. But soon her and her son’s life depend on her finding out the truth.

Good plotting, believable characters. The author switched POVs a few times, and it worked in the beginning when it was two, but was a little distracting (and in the case of one totally pointless) later in the book.

I did enjoy the book and read it quickly. It’s supposed to be the start of new series and the ending did leave some doors open so I’ll be anxious to see what happens to Rita next.

Another thought I had about the title – who’s the actress Rita or Eileen (the client)?

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Anna  |  July 6, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    Love it that you pointed out the ambiguity of the title!
    I, too, think “The Actress” is a promising start to a new series.
    Have you read any of Elizabeth’s first series featuring “Lillian Byrd”?
    Sims’ books are sharp and humorous but more “filling” than some due to her intelligent writing.

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  • 2. Reader Girl  |  July 6, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    I haven’t read anything else by this author, but I might check now since I enjoyed “The Actress” so much.

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  • 3. Anna  |  July 7, 2008 at 10:10 am

    They’re “Holy Hell”, “Damn Straight”, “Lucky Stiff” and “Easy Street”.
    All in paperback and shorter than “The Actress”.
    You can see Sims develop her skills through the series.

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  • 4. Anna  |  January 17, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Hey, Reader Girl!
    THE EXTRA, sequel to THE ACTRESS, will come out June 2009.
    I can hardly wait!

    Reply

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