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The Disappearing Act

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The Disappearing Act by Catherine Steadman
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Jun 08, 2021 | ISBN 9780593158036

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“Page-turning . . . tackles the dark side of Hollywood.”—Entertainment Weekly (The Best Thrillers)

“Stylish, riveting, hugely atmospheric—I couldn’t put it down.”—Lucy Foley, New York Times bestselling author of The Guest List

“Auditions, screen tests, cutthroat competition: Catherine Steadman is familiar with the challenges of the acting biz. . . . Her perspective as an actress and a writer bring realism to this novel, as she dips into Hollywood’s murky waters. . . . In any good noir novel, an atmospheric locale is vital, and Steadman richly evokes Los Angeles ‘in all its monstrous glory.’ . . . Reading The Disappearing Act is much like watching a suspenseful film.”The Washington Post 

“The cutthroat world of Hollywood proves to be downright deadly in The Disappearing Act.”PopSugar “A Best Summer Read of 2021”

“Catherine Steadman’s The Disappearing Act is pure catnip for the soul. It’s my favorite Steadman book yet, an unputdownable mystery about the nightmares that abound in the pursuit of Hollywood dreams.”Caroline Kepnes, New York Times bestselling author of the You series

“Another page-turning winner from Catherine Steadman . . . ingenious and intriguing, with a fascinating insight into the acting world.”B. A. Paris, New York Times bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors

“From gifting suites to the casting couch, Catherine Steadman delves beneath L.A.’s superficial gloss to present the darker side of Hollywood with all the brutal authenticity of someone who has lived it. Immersive prose and an obsessive drive to discover the truth make for an angsty, compelling read in this pacey tale of shifting identities, ambitious starlets and cynical execs. Glamour, greed and gaslighting—the perfect summer read!”Harriet Walker, author of The New Girl

“Entertaining . . . authentic movie business details and nicely developed characters . . . This tale of Hollywood glamour, cruelty, and myth is sure to win Steadman new fans.”—Publishers Weekly

“Ethel Barrymore described Hollywood as ‘a glaring, gaudy, nightmarish set erected in the desert.’ That hasn’t changed much, as we see in this engrossing thriller. . . . Steadman, both an author and an actress, deftly brings her talent for characterization to her writing, combining an engaging mystery with a meaty look at the question of what is real in a land of make-believe. This glittering narrative with a totally beguiling protagonist makes for an absolutely perfect beach read.”—Booklist (starred review)

“Engaging.”—Kirkus Reviews

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