Quick, fun and easy to read race against time story with murder mystery vibes…
This is my second Walrus experience and yet again I found it to be an easy-to- read enjoyable take on the film industry with a few unexpected original spins.
The story starts out with a symbolic and cinematic murder which then unfolds into a mystery/high stakes situation where it is believed ‘Stars Never Die’ is a movie that seemingly carries a curse as bad things seem to unfold around it. ‘Jessica’ who is part inventor and part investigator must race against time to stop this film premiering and of course solving a murder with some deep rooted family history. She soon realises someone is following her and so the chase is on.
There are mystery and tech vibes along with some fun moments that kept me turning pages and wanting to find out what was going to happen next.
‘I’m a star. And stars never die…’
Ironically and funnily this quote is played while a strangulation and violent struggle takes place which then erupts into a much bigger brawl – just one of the fun quirks this story and writing style has. For anyone looking for an escape even just for a few hours then this one is for you.
3 Stars – This review first premiered via Reedsy Discovery