Coldwater

Coldwater

by Diana Gould

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Coldwater by Diana Gould


Brett Tanager is writer-producer of the hottest detective show on television. That is, until the mistakes of one dreadful night send her careening into a downward spiral of drink, drugs, and despair. Losing everything—close to rock bottom—she is approached by her ex's daughter whose best friend has gone missing. Brett’s attempt to help plunges her into a dark, disturbing journey through moneyed Hollywood and its sinister underside, pitting her against the cunning of a ruthless killer—and a web of deceit in which the darkest secrets may be her own.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780988931244
Publisher: Rare Bird Books
Publication date: 01/15/2013
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author


Diana Gould has written pilots, movies, episodes, and miniseries for network and cable. She was writer-producer of Dynasty, executive story consultant on Knots Landing, and created and produced Berrengers. Her script for the TV-movie I Love You—Good-bye won the Population Institute Award, and she served on the Board of Directors of the Writers Guild of America. Her short story "The Monkey's Daughter" was nominated for the James Kirkwood Award at UCLA's Writing Program. She received an MFA in fiction from Bennington, has taught fiction, screen-, and playwriting in the MFA program at Goddard, and coaches writers privately. Additionally, she teaches at InsightLA, a mindfulness meditation center in Los Angeles, and works as a spiritual care volunteer with Vitas Hospice. Coldwater is her first novel.

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Coldwater 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
san-k More than 1 year ago
Diana Gould's mystery "Coldwater" offers detailed insights into the world of Hollywood, and no wonder, since the author has a terrific background working in that setting. The main character in the book is not especially likable in the beginning, but very soon the reader begins to root for her to succeed in getting "clean" on all fronts. All of Gould's characters are so well developed the reader gets involved in their lives. This is an especially smooth first novel that leaves the reader anticipating the next one.
reececo331 More than 1 year ago
caught in her own addiction Brett has been approached by her ex step daughter, Julie for help finding her friend... Brett is lost in a morass of criminal activity, of drugs sex and child molestation. Can she find Julie in the depraved world that killed Julie's friend... or will Julie be lost as well in the destitute violence that took her friends like... His is a quick read with an enthralling story line of Star and production? Brett joins forces with two private investigators but cab she trust either of them?
BasingstoneBook More than 1 year ago
Normally a debut novel I avoid however this is one I am glad I did not miss. Diana Gould has made a great start and more like this will be extremely welcome. A story of an addict and the struggle to get clean and all the emotions and hardships that come with it. Set in Hollywood's tv and film business, Brett Tanager script writer falls from grace and battles back motivated by her step daughter. It is a gripping thriller in the Hollywood tv detective style, written in a way that keeps you wanting to turn the pages. Apart from the story the book effectively highlights the plight of drug and alcohol addicts, by detailing some of damage done to others connected and unconnected. This is a serious topic but handled well. Recommended
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
very smart, very cool feminist noir. great page turner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago