The Comeback (Hardcover)
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A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK! • An empowering, behind-the-scenes novel of a young Hollywood actress and the dark secret she’s ready to confront.
One of Summer 2020’s Most Anticipated Novels
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“This of-the-moment story follows Grace Turner, a young Hollywood actress who disappeared at the height of her fame for an entire year, and her return to life in LA…Full of dark secrets and suspense, this darkly funny tale is full of empowerment, courage and vengeance.″—CNN
“Beautifully written and compulsively readable…At its core, this book is about redemption, grace, and pain.”—Jenna Bush Hager
Grace Turner was one movie away from Hollywood’s A-List. So no one understood why, at the height of her career and on the eve of her first Golden Globe nomination, she disappeared.
Now, one year later, Grace is back in Los Angeles and determined to reclaim her life on her own terms.
So 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 knows there’s only one way she’ll be free of the secret that’s already taken so much from her.
The Comeback is a moving and provocative story of justice in the #MeToo era—a true page-turner about a young woman finding the strength and power of her voice.
About the Author
Ella Berman grew up in both London and Los Angeles and worked at Sony Music before starting the clothing brand London Loves LA. She lives in London with her husband, James, and their dog, Rocky. The Comeback is her first novel.
“In this compulsively readable story, Berman smartly picks apart the idea of a perfect victim, and shows the complicated process of reconciling people we thought we liked with their horrible actions, as well as the long-reaching effects of sexual trauma, all in the #MeToo era. It’s a tale as old as time, told compassionately through a fresh new lens.”—Mashable
"Raw and nuanced...slices straight down to the nerve. A chilling exposé unfolding in real time--I dare anyone to read it without squirming in suspense and in recognition.”—Chandler Baker, New York Times bestselling author of Whisper Network
“A spectacularly compelling story of a young woman finding the courage to take back control of her life ...This is a novel that will stay with me.”—Sarah Haywood, New York Times bestselling author of The Cactus
“A raw, gripping and spellbinding account of dangerous secrets, a pining for retribution, and the power of women.”—Karma Brown, author of Recipe For A Perfect Wife
“A propulsive, timely study of a complicated young woman, trying to put herself back together again in Hollywood's glare. Berman's storytelling is at times darkly funny, at times rage-inducing, always gripping. I read it in 24 hours.”—Laura Hankin, author of Happy and You Know It
“A compelling tale of power and justice in a post-#metoo world.”—Harper's Bazaaar
“Perfectly of-the-moment, it's gripping, witty, and deeply satisfying—the kind of book you lose sleep over, and cancel plans for. I loved it.”—Katie Lowe, author of The Furies
“The perfect mix of timely topics and tabloid drama. We couldn't put this book down.”—Bad on Paper podcast
“[A] mix of a thrilling page turner with the importance of the #MeToo movement and standing up for what is right...it weaves heavy issues into something unputdownable and enjoyable to read.”—The Stripe
“In a fiction debut that’s all too timely, The Comeback is about Grace Turner, a young actress who returns to Hollywood after retreating from the public eye.”—Betches