THE TIKTOK SENSATION
'Riveting, heart-wrenching and full of Old Hollywood glamour' BuzzFeed
'This wildly addictive journey of a reclusive Hollywood starlet and her tumultuous Tinseltown journey comes with unexpected twists and the most satisfying of drama' PopSugar
From the author of Daisy Jones & The Six in which a legendary film actress reflects on her relentless rise to the top and the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine.
Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?
Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.
Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the '80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a mesmerizing journey through the splendour of old Hollywood into the harsh realities of the present day as two women struggle with what it means and what it costs to face the truth.
Probably one of the best books I’ve read! So profound in the way the author can describe people and situations that you can somehow relate to without actually living them.. it made me think about how actually maybe my outlook on things could be different or understand others from another perspective. Something about it that I can’t really describe but definitely had a positive impact on me and will probably be in my top 10 books for a long while. Would definitely recommend! :)
fave book ever.
honestly such an enticing and interesting book. would definitely recommend! the characters in the book are amazingly put together and thought through:)
Just like the main character in the book, it is highly addictive. I’ve had my eye on the book for a while and needed something to read on my commute. Instantly bought this one through the iBooks Store and finished it within 24 hours. I was hooked and was stealing moments away from work to read because I had to know about Evelyn Hugo. I would say buy it and carve out a whole day or two just to read the book.