The Comeback

The Comeback

A deep dive into the psyche of a young actress raised in the spotlight under the influence of a charming, manipulative film director and the moment when she decides his time for winning is over.

At the height of her career and on the eve of her first Golden Globe nomination, teen star Grace Turner disappeared.

Now, tentatively sober and surprisingly numb, Grace is back in Los Angeles after her year of self-imposed exile. She knows the new private life she wants isn't going to be easy as she tries to be a better person and reconnect with the people she left behind.

But when Grace is asked to present a lifetime achievement award to director Able Yorke--the man who controlled her every move for eight years--she realizes that she can't run from the secret behind her spectacular crash and burn for much longer. And she's the only one with nothing left to lose.

Alternating between past and present, The Comeback tackles power dynamics and the uncertainty of young adulthood, the types of secrets that become part of our sense of self, and the moments when we learn that though there are many ways to get hurt, we can still choose to fight back.

Title:The Comeback
ISBN:9780593099513
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    The Comeback Reviews

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    As soon as you grab this book, you think this is just about #Metoo movement and cursing more to the guy leaned on a walker throughout trails, dropping his Crocodile tears. But this book is beyond sexu...

  • Kim ~ It?s All About the Thrill

    I am going to start off this review with a bold statement for a bold book...this book struck me as a mix between My Dark Vanessa and Daisy Jones...there I said it. Now if you don't feel the same after...

  • Miranda Reads

    June's Reading Vlog Video is up! Click the link to see where this one ranks (along with all my other June books! The Written Review "You know, I don't expect you to give me any special treatme...

  • Theresa Alan

    Ella Berman does such a good job of describing the ways Grace was psychologically abused by the man who plucked her out of nowhere at the age of thirteen, turned her into a star, but repeatedly tells ...

  • Katie B

    3.75 stars There have been quite a few books in recent years that explore the topics brought up in the #metoo movement. I consider it a good thing that publishers are more willing to take on these typ...

  • Kendall

    Hmmm well... where do I start with this one? The story highlights on Grace Turner a young star that rose quickly in Hollywood who disappears suddenly after a few years of fame. Ella Berman explores an...

  • Susan

    I thought this book would be a straight shot of payback and retribution. However, my expectations were too low because it’s so much more. It’s a layered and nuanced story of a still young child st...

  • Ellen Gail

    Five stunning stars. If this doesn’t end up being a summer bestseller, I’ll be quite disappointed.This is everything a fantastic novel can and should be. Raw and fucking beautiful, The Comeback de...

  • Stacy Fetters

    "The most vicious demons have always been my own, and I’ve never learned how to protect myself from them."This was a very important and heavy read. It was definitely an eye-opening experience. ...

  • Leslie - MamaNeedsABook

    OMG I'm a winner!!!!Thank you GoodReads Giveaways!Review to come!...