Reader reviews are the best – And, yes, I do read what folks post on Goodreads, Amazon, and Bookbub! This new review just blew me away! Thank you, J.E. Barnard.
Recommended and rated this book 4 stars
Hold Me Down Clea Simon Book Details
This is NOT the usual cats-n-cozies mystery we’ve come to expect from this author. In this novel of women’s suspense, an aging rock star’s gig at her old band-mate’s memorial service-slash-benefit-concert brings back familiar faces and fractured memories of life on the road. The past is at once poignant and unapologetically raw, raucous, and raunchy. Concerts and parties, long blurred into a drug-and-booze-filled kaleidoscope, begin to come back into focus. This book could be a straightforward trip down a fictional Memory Lane but it’s so much more: an interrogation of celebrity-worship, the music industry, the fractal nature of memory and the essential question of whether we’re really who we think we are.
Excellent review. It expresses my feelings when reading the book. I’ve recommended it to everyone I know.