Killing Monica Book Review

Killing Monica – Candace Bushnell

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Blurb: Pandy “PJ” Wallis is a renowned writer whose novels about a young woman making her way in Manhattan have spawned a series of blockbuster films. After the success of the Monica books and movies, Pandy wants to attempt something different: a historical novel based on her ancestor Lady Wallis. But Pandy’s publishers and audience only want her to keep cranking out more Monica—as does her greedy husband, Jonny, who’s gone deeply in debt to finance his new restaurant in Las Vegas.

When her marriage crumbles and the boathouse of her family home in Connecticut goes up in flames, Pandy suddenly realizes she has an opportunity to reinvent herself. But to do so, she will have to reconcile with her ex-best friend and former partner in crime, SondraBeth Schnowzer, who plays Monica on the big screen—and who may have her own reasons to derail Pandy’s startling change of plan.

Review: Candace Bushnell is one of my fave authors. As soon as I read the blurb for this book, I wanted to read it. Her writing style was glamorous and addictive as ever, the main character was love-able, and the story has you guessing which parts, if any, are true to life, and whether the main characters were in relation to Candace herself, and Sarah Jessica Parker,. I loved the friendship PJ and SondraBeth had, minus the fall-outs, and I was rooting for their happy ever after. I despised Jonny. Towards the end of the novel, it seemed to get more grittier – a little far-fetched which was unexpected. I’m curious as to what Candace’s next novel will be like.

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