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Hardback w/cover, Pages:241
by: Megan Abbott
On October 7, 1949,dark-haired starlet Jean Spangler kissed her five-year-old daughter good-bye and left for a night shoot at a Hollywood studio. “Wish me luck,” she said as she crossed her fingers, winked ,a and walked away. She was never seen again. The only clues left behind: a purse with a broken strap found in a nearby park, a cryptic note, and rumors about mobster boy friends and ill -fated romances with movie stars.
Drawing on this true-life missing person case, Megan Abbott’s The Song is You tells the story of Gil “Hop” Hopkins, a smooth-talking Hollywood publicist who’s career, despite his complicated personal life, is on the rise. It is 1951,two years after Jean Spangler’s disappearance, and Hop finds himself unwillingly drawn into the still unsolved mystery by a friend of Jeans who blames Hop for concealing details about Jean’s where abouts the night she vanished. Driven by guilt and fear of blackmail, Hop delves into the case himself, feverishly trying to say one step ahead of an intrepid female reporter also chasing the story. Hop thought he’d en it all, but what he uncovers both tantalizes and horrifies him as he plunges deeper and deeper into Hollywood’s substratum in his attempt to uncover the truth.