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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Fallen Star Review

Fallen Star
by Allison Morse


GENRE:  Pschological Mystery with Strong Gothic Elements



Who killed 1940s screen goddess Gloria Reardon? Her unsolved murder hypnotized the public with its scandalous details and shocked two generations. 

In this coming of age gothic tale, avid feminist and aspiring filmmaker Kate Bloom discovers long lost footage that holds the key to who murdered her grandmother. Legendary movie star, Gloria Reardon, may be dead, but friends and lovers from the Golden Age of Hollywood’s heyday are still very much on the scene, and it seems everyone has something to gain or lose from Kate’s discovery. Enlisting the youthful and brash film restorer Dylan Nichols as her closest ally, Kate becomes haunted by Gloria’s glittering past. Caught between glamorous Old Hollywood and the gritty, exciting New Hollywood of the 1970s, Kate is determined to find out what really happened to her grandmother and in the process, becomes the killer’s new target.



Two hours later, she sat in Dylan’s rumbling Mustang, heading toward her childhood home. The companionable silence of the drive was made all the more soothing by the summer sun dappling through the shade of the elm trees lining blocks of Claremont Village. That was, until he parked in front of her house.

She felt the now familiar lap of moist heat brushing her skin.

She gritted her teeth. Weren’t ghosts supposed to be cold! This feeling was too warm, too seductive to be ethereal.

Ghosts? No. That’s crazy talk.

Yet, maybe gothic castles and windswept moors weren’t the only places where spirits lingered. Here, at her celery green home with its single car attached garage, small lawn, and one lonely palm tree, she sensed her mother’s anger at a world that had taken so much from her. And she felt Gloria as if she sat right beside her.

With a sense of panic, Kate double checked what she was wearing. No swan pin, no revealing bathing attire, only her wonderfully large tee shirt, scuffed jeans and boots.

Yeah! She was still herself!

My Review

Ms. Morse can write. I found myself thinking of the book when I wasn't reading it, and I was in a hurry to find out how it all ended. The gothic elements are very well done. They give you a creepy feeling without going overboard which is so easy to do in that genre. Her characters were all flawed which was fantastic. It made them seem like real people and not cardboard representations of what someone decided was the perfect human being. The plot moved along well, and I loved trying to solve the mystery of the star's death. And I do love that cover. I can recommend this one with no trouble at all. 5 stars.   


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Allison is the author of two novels: The Sweetheart Deal and Fallen Star. She lives with her husband in a house in the hills that’s filled with books.
For book club resources and to learn more about Allison and her new fiction, please visit her Website at

Twitter ID:  AllisonMorseLA

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Allison Morse said...

Thank you for reviewing and hosting my book. I'm thrilled you liked the story and felt transported into Kate's world. Thank you!

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Ree Dee said...

What a beautiful cover! I does remind me of those old time movie posters. Thank you.

Victoria Alexander said...

Great review! Thanks for the awesome tour :)

Lisa Brown said...

Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

Rita said...

I have enjoyed the tour. Sounds like a great read.

Danielle Merkle said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

amy bowens said...

Sounds like a great book. I enjoyed falling your tour.