Saturday, May 28, 2011

Rock Bottom

Rock BottomAuthors: Erin Brockovich with CJ Lyon
ISBN: 978-1593156251
Published by Vanguard Press
Purchase link: Rock Bottom
Source: FSB Associates

From New York Times bestselling author and internationally renowned environmental and consumer advocate Erin Brockovich, comes Rock Bottom, a debut thriller and first in a series of novels that introduces one of the most fascinating and memorable characters in suspense fiction.

Ten years ago, a pregnant seventeen-year-old Angela Joy Palladino fled her hometown, Scotia, West Virginia, as a pariah. Over time, AJ succeeded in establishing herself as an environmental activist, dubbed "The People's Champion," only to be forced to retreat from the spotlight in the wake of a crushing media disaster.

When AJ is offered a job with a lawyer who is crusading against mountaintop removal mining, she is torn. As a single mother of a special needs nine-year-old boy, AJ can use any work she can get. But doing so will mean returning to the West Virginia hometown she left in disgrace so long ago.

Upon arriving to Scotia, AJ learns of the sudden death of the lawyer who hired her. Soon after joining forces with his daughter, Elizabeth, threats begin to surface, bodies begin to pile up, and AJ discovers her own secrets aren't the only ones her mountain hometown has kept buried. Hitting rock bottom, AJ must face the betrayal of those once closest to her and confront the harrowing past she thought she had left behind.

In Rock Bottom, Erin Brockovich combines passionate intensity, first-rate story-telling, and her real-life experiences in a novel that will leave you breathless.

Cardinal Rule #1; the book is ALWAYS better than the movie! This rule is yet again proven with Rock Bottom, the story of Erin Brockovich. Though it’s hard to say the movie, featuring Julia Roberts, is not as good as the book, it’s true. Erin’s story is written with powerful emotion and detail. It displays so much of Erin’s heart and soul as she pens a tale about her fascinating journey and hardships while working for the greater good of others. The mystery, intrigue and emotional attachment make this a book that is hard to put down, yet is also infuriating.

The book is co-written but you would never know it. It is so well done that it is unclear where one author picks up as the other drops off. The two work together very well with each other, which is evident in the writing style of this novel. The novel is fast paced and intriguing, making it easy to read. I find it odd that the book is being written after the movie.  Though the book was better, it took away from the story since I already have knowledge of Erin's story.  Overall, it is an enjoyable read and I enjoyed learning more about Erin and her story.

About the Authors:
Erin Brockovich, author of Rock Bottom, is the real life inspiration behind the Oscar-winning movie that bears her name. Today she continues to perform legal work as a director of environmental research and is involved in consulting on numerous toxic waster investigations. Brockovich is active on the motivational speaking circuit, with a thriving lecture series and a television talk show in development. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

CJ Lyons, co-author of Rock Bottom, is an award-winning medical suspense author of such books as Lifeline, Warning Signs, and Urgent Care. Trained in pediatric emergency medicine, she has assisted police and prosecutors with cases involving child abuse, homicide, and more. She has also worked as a crisis counselor and victim advocate.

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1 comment:

  1. Excellant review. Sometimes your reviewsmake me wish i had time to choose my books lol


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