Absolutely True Lies

Thank you Net Galley and Touchstone for providing me with a copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review!


Rating: 4 Stars
Published: May 12 2015
Genre: Women’s Fiction

Holly is trying to live the dream in Hollywood but she’s poor and underpaid.  When she gets the news that the company she’s working for is going under, she panics. How is she going to pay rent? Or feed her cat? Then out of the blue, she gets a call from a guy named Jameson asking her if she wants to interview to ghostwrite some celebs’ autobiography.  Unsure of what to expect and kinda desperate, Holly takes the plunge.  She meets Daisy, a teen idol, and her whole world turns upside down.  Holly needs to get inside Daisy’s head but with all the drama that is Hollyweird, she finds it increasingly difficult to get something real out of her.  To make matters worse, Jaime isn’t paying her and Holly’s beginning to find it difficult to determine what’s real and what’s not.

I was unsure of this book at first. I though daisy was crazy and unbelievable. That Jamie was a bit unrealistic.  That all changed when I got to the end of the book. It’s not that ultimately that different, it’s just that I understood it more.  This fantastic portrayal of Hollywood will leave you wishing, through all the crazy times, that you were a ghost writer, too. If only for a few days.

I’m not going to tell you that this is a groundbreaking novel. That it’s a story that’s never been told. That you’re going to get the inside scoop on the elite we all dream about being for at least a minute or two. I will tell you that this was a while ride. That it’s an accurate portrayal of a woman’s struggle to become an adult and navigate new experiences and relationships.

Holly is a great character. Sure, she’s naive and inexperienced to be dealing with sharks but that’s what makes the story worth reading.  You feel like you’re her.  You can easily picture yourself in her shoes.

I’m still not quite sure where everything stands with Daisy & Faith. And I think that’s a good thing. This book leaves you wondering who these people who live these glamorous lives really are. How much of what we see if constructed and what’s real? Will we really know? .

If you have a friend obsessed with Hollywood or writing, give this to them.

P.S. The cover is too cute.


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