Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the world the truth. Over the span of her six decades as an Old Hollywood movie star and icon, she has become known for glamour, scandal, and of course, her seven marriages. But nobody really knows what happened over the course of her journey from daughter of poor immigrants to household name. Now aging and reclusive, Evelyn summons unknown journalist Monique Grant to her Upper East Side apartment to write her biography — a tell-all detailing the truth behind her facade of a life.
I absolutely adored this book. The depth was spectacular, and the writing was pure magic. I really loved how the pace of the book never slowed and the author was able to maintain a ridiculous amount of tension even though it was so character-driven. The author is also insanely good at writing characters into existence. Take Evelyn, for example. Evelyn is flawed. No, Evelyn is deeply flawed. Yet somehow, the author made me love her through all of her cruelty and ruthlessness and general inner ugliness. This book also had fantastically written romance, probably one of the only to ever give me butterflies. Overall, the book was absurdly good and I would highly recommend it.