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PDF Ö BOOK The Torch Singer ¼ NATURALTREATMENT Ù Robert Westbrook's novel strips the gilt off the Hollywood Golden Age to reveal the seamier underside 'The Torch Singer' begins with an ending a scene of murder and mayhem on St Valentine's Night in 1956 Beverly Hills and unravels the many and various threads of the lives anRobert Westbrook's novel strips the gilt off the Hollywood Golden Age to reveal the seamier underside 'The Torch Singer' begins with an ending a scene of murder and mayhem on St Valentine's Night in 1956 Beverly Hills and unravels the many and various threads of the lives and careers that took them there Time Out The Torch Singer is a sweeping historical saga that takes the reader from the horrors of Nazi occupied Poland to the glittery excesses of Hollywood in the 1940s and 50s the rise and fall of Sonya Saint Am I read this book when it was first released then only for Kindle by the author I'm pleased to see it now published in paperback and look forward to the imminent release of the second bookThe Torch Singer is Robert Westbrook's Hollywood noir thriller series with Book One An Overnight Sensation the first of a trilogy centred on the life and death of B singer and actress Sonya Saint AmantSkilfully related from the outset An Overnight Sensation opens with Sonya Saint Amant's death on St Valentine's night 1956 in a Beverly Hills House the discovery of her body by her 12 year old son Jonno naked on her bed in blood stained sheets Her lover Hollywood movie director Max McCormick is dead beside her shot in the head and in the room another lover disgraced Congressman Fred Landson is sitting on a chair holding a gun After a short interchange with Jonno Landson blows his own brains out and Jonno flees the horrific scene taking his mother's Cadillac racing along the Pacific Coast Highway almost reaching Santa Barbara before he is pulled over a twelve year old in pajamas doing eighty miles an hour in the driving rain on the wrong side of the roadSo far so Hollywood Noir but by the end of the prologue Westbrook hints that Jonno's version of events might not be accurate and throughout the book and one assumes the series as the Daily Mail reviewer stated above nothing is ever going to be uite what it seems Indeed this book has plot twists than there are bends on the Mulholland Highway and all the better for thatWestbrook is a magnificent writer who from his biography knows this period of Hollywood from personal experience and one suspects that there is a lot of his childhood invested in Jonno The book proceeds to intertwine Jonno's Awful Hollywood Childhood written somewhat in the style of a Hollywood memoir with his mother's dogged attempt to get thereAnd what a journey Chapter One commences with yet another slaughter this time by Nazis in the Krakow Opera House and an aftermath where the young then Sonja Wojtkiewicz sees her mother strung up and hanged by German soldiers from a lamppost in the street Sonja flees Poland escaping with the help of a gypsy friend of her mother and partisans and washes up as many refugees did in London but determined to get to America with musicals in New York not films in Los Angeles being her original aim That involves a transit on a troop ship the Mauretania which is where for scholarly students of writing Westbrook sets up the core of the subseuent plot For the rest of us we can sit back end enjoy the journey and interactions elouently delivered with glorious attention to detail and interspersed with some adventure and a little dry humor on the wayAs is clear from the outset SonjaSonya does make it to Hollywood delivered and repackaged as the sultry sex siren but the book has a story thread which persists tying knots for the reader to unravel as Sonya's life journey continues from the ingenue in Poland through events on Mauretania to the deaths on Valentine's Night in the Beverly HillsThe book completes with a sort of ending and also a beginning as Westbrook teases the reader with the opening beat of book two yet another cliffhanger meaning I am aching to get hold of the follow up as was no doubt the intention As with all successful Hollywood franchises the art is to keep them wanting and Westbrook seems to have it fully developed I am aching to settle down with book twoThis book deserves all the success it will no doubt gain I read many books and yet this is close to uniue in recent times a superbly written thriller delivered on an epic scale and a thoroughly enjoyable read

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Ant a singer who schemes her way to fame and glory breaking all the rulesBook One An Overnight Sensation charts the rise of Sonya from the age of 17 in 1940 a girl dreaming of being an understudy at the Krakow Opera when Nazis raid the theater After witnessing the summary execution of her mother by German soldiers she escapes Poland and makes her way to London Using guile and beauty she finds passage to America in 1943 on the Mauretania a dangerous North Atlantic crossing on a troop ship full of men As the ship st Stunning book which races along detailing the life of a young Jewish refugee who become a Hollywood B singer and movie star Beautifully written by a Hollywood insider in the Noir tradition

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The Torch Singer An Overnight Sensation #1Eams north into Arctic waters evading enemy submarines Sonya almost wins at a high stakes game of loveonly to arrive in New York alone and desperate but determined to become a starA masterpiece of storytelling A book of constant intrigue which from the outset creates that delicious paradox of it being immediately clear that nothing is ever uite as it seems Daily MailRobert Westbrook is a born storyteller and a bit of a magician Ally SheedyThe Torch Singer is an unforgettable journey through the shadowlands of fame I read this book when it was first released then only for Kindle by the author I'm pleased to see it now published in paperback and look forward to the imminent release of the second bookThe Torch Singer is Robert Westbrook's Hollywood noir thriller series with Book One An Overnight Sensation the first of a trilogy centred on the life and death of B singer and actress Sonya Saint AmantSkilfully related from the outset An Overnight Sensation opens with Sonya Saint Amant's death on St Valentine's night 1956 in a Beverly Hills House the discovery of her body by her 12 year old son Jonno naked on her bed in blood stained sheets Her lover Hollywood movie director Max McCormick is dead beside her shot in the head and in the room another lover disgraced Congressman Fred Landson is sitting on a chair holding a gun After a short interchange with Jonno Landson blows his own brains out and Jonno flees the horrific scene taking his mother's Cadillac racing along the Pacific Coast Highway almost reaching Santa Barbara before he is pulled over a twelve year old in pajamas doing eighty miles an hour in the driving rain on the wrong side of the roadSo far so Hollywood Noir but by the end of the prologue Westbrook hints that Jonno's version of events might not be accurate and throughout the book and one assumes the series as the Daily Mail reviewer stated above nothing is ever going to be uite what it seems Indeed this book has plot twists than there are bends on the Mulholland Highway and all the better for thatWestbrook is a magnificent writer who from his biography knows this period of Hollywood from personal experience and one suspects that there is a lot of his childhood invested in Jonno The book proceeds to intertwine Jonno's Awful Hollywood Childhood written somewhat in the style of a Hollywood memoir with his mother's dogged attempt to get thereAnd what a journey Chapter One commences with yet another slaughter this time by Nazis in the Krakow Opera House and an aftermath where the young then Sonja Wojtkiewicz sees her mother strung up and hanged by German soldiers from a lamppost in the street Sonja flees Poland escaping with the help of a gypsy friend of her mother and partisans and washes up as many refugees did in London but determined to get to America with musicals in New York not films in Los Angeles being her original aim That involves a transit on a troop ship the Mauretania which is where for scholarly students of writing Westbrook sets up the core of the subseuent plot For the rest of us we can sit back end enjoy the journey and interactions elouently delivered with glorious attention to detail and interspersed with some adventure and a little dry humor on the wayAs is clear from the outset SonjaSonya does make it to Hollywood delivered and repackaged as the sultry sex siren but the book has a story thread which persists tying knots for the reader to unravel as Sonya's life journey continues from the ingenue in Poland through events on Mauretania to the deaths on Valentine's Night in the Beverly HillsThe book completes with a sort of ending and also a beginning as Westbrook teases the reader with the opening beat of book two yet another cliffhanger meaning I am aching to get hold of the follow up as was no doubt the intention As with all successful Hollywood franchises the art is to keep them wanting and Westbrook seems to have it fully developed I am aching to settle down with book twoThis book deserves all the success it will no doubt gain I read many books and yet this is close to uniue in recent times a superbly written thriller delivered on an epic scale and a thoroughly enjoyable read