Katherine St. John has once again delivered a thrilling and suspenseful novel with The Siren. Set against a Caribbean island backdrop, this was one of the top books of the summer and there are valid reasons why.
Let’s start with the cover. This was what initially intrigued me to this book and when I found out it was by Katherine St. John, I knew I needed it. The cover is gorgeous and such a great representation of the season.
Now regarding the story. I loved that the premise was about a movie being filmed and the characters were a mix of the set crew and main actors. The addition of articles, tabloids and social media posts added an entertaining stardom gossip element throughout the book. The story was gripping and kept me engaged with the little bits of knowledge that led to the discovery of the mystery surrounding the characters, resulting in a great thriller--and I’m not even into thrillers!
Thank you Grand Central Publishing for the finished copy. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
In the midst of a sizzling hot summer, some of Hollywood's most notorious faces are assembled on the idyllic Caribbean island of St. Genesius to film The Siren, starring dangerously handsome megastar Cole Power playing opposite his ex-wife, Stella Rivers. The surefire blockbuster promises to entice audiences with its sultry storyline and intimately connected cast.
Three very different women arrive on set, each with her own motive. Stella, an infamously unstable actress, is struggling to reclaim the career she lost in the wake of multiple, very public breakdowns. Taylor, a fledgling producer, is anxious to work on a film she hopes will turn her career around after her last job ended in scandal. And Felicity, Stella's mysterious new assistant, harbors designs of her own that threaten to upend everyone's plans.
With a hurricane brewing offshore, each woman finds herself trapped on the island, united against a common enemy. But as deceptions come to light, misplaced trust may prove more perilous than the storm itself.