The Empty Glass

The Empty Glass

Book - 2012
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In the early-morning hours of August 5, 1962, Los Angeles County deputy coroner Ben Fitzgerald arrives at the home of the world's most famous movie star, now lying dead in her bedroom, naked and still clutching a telephone.  There he discovers The Book of Secrets - Marilyn Monroe's diary - revealing a doomed love affair with a man she refers to only as "The General."  In the following days, Ben unravels a wide-ranging cover-up and some heartbreaking truths about the fragile, luminous woman behind the celebrity.  Soon the sinister and surreal accounts in The Book of Secrets bleed into Ben's own life, and he finds himself, like Monroe, trapped in a deepening paranoid conspiracy.  The Empty Glass is an unforgettable combination of the riveting facts and legendary theories that have dogged Monroe, the Kennedy's, the Mafia, and even the CIA for decades.  It is an exciting debut from a remarkable new thriller writer.
Publisher: New York : Blue Rider Press, c2012.
ISBN: 9780399158193
0399158197
Characteristics: 324 p.

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avioli09 Mar 30, 2013

LOVED this book!! Can be hard to follow at times but is worth the read!

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HopeButterfly
Feb 02, 2013

Just couldn't follow it.....not my type of writing.

BookEnthusiast Nov 15, 2012

I was forewarned that if you don't read through large sections of the book at one time, it could be difficult to follow along. I can see why: there are many players making up this intriguing, who-done-it plot. I found myself compelled to finish it on one night.

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