Elly Astoria had a miraculous musical talent. As a little girl she taught herself to play guitar and keyboard so that she could feed herself and her junkie mother. One rainy night she was spotted singing and playing by the founder of an indy women's band. Later, cleaned up and better fed, she caught the eye of her future manager - and his creepy sister. It should have been a rags-to-riches story. Instead Elly's career was cut short by her perverted and grisly murder.
Years after her death it looks as if Elly's life has been overlooked. If anyone deserves rediscovery and a biography, it's Elly. Clearly there is a story to be told and a mystery to be solved. But how?
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I agree with everything Luci has said. I loved Liza Cody's books when I read them - mostly in the 90s before I started keeping a booklog - and especially Rift which was one of those stories that stayed with me for years afterwards. It's sad that she doesn't have a proper publisher. I love the way Cody invents a songwriter character and meshes her into the real music world of the 80s, the story oozes authenticity. This would have been a great book with a bit of editing, as it is it's a decent read but left me confused.
My interest was piqued by the idea of a novel about a "Rock & Roll" murder mystery; it sounded fun & different! Unfortunately, the author's grasp of the modern music industry and the people in said is pretty superficial; therefore, her development of them in the novel are disappointing. In addition, the author's style choice - to tell the story via retelling supposed interviews with various characters - doesn't work, but it could. Not sure whether I'll read other books by this author. By ajwest