He is a successful, conflicted, sexually ambiguous British film star known only as The Actor. He likes his weed, and his single malt whiskey strong, his women brown and his sex rough. “Injuries sustained while performing his own stunts,” becomes a running joke in the Press, but when The Actor’s live-in lover and PA, the man who has managed to tap the depths of The Actor’s inner freak, a shady character named Philippe Noiret, goes missing under mysterious circumstances – the jokes stop. A missing person case quickly becomes a murder investigation, and all the evidence points to The Actor.
Into this meshugaas breezes The Actor’s old buddy, the out and proud pride of Hot Coffee, Mississippi, the father of cyberpunk, Professor Raymond T. Pickles. In tow is the woman Pickles describes as “his sister from another mother,” Felicia “Babe” Lake, aka “The Bronze Bombshell.” A washed-up 80’s soul singer, widow of Academy Award winning production designer Gordon Burdett, Babe has become a world class expert on film-noir, and sees life as one long movie. When she and The Actor meet all their crazy parts instinctively magnetize bonding them together in the kind of sexually obsessive relationship that only two high functioning narcissistic alcoholics’ can have. The Actor introduces Babe to what he calls, “the informative nature of pain,” and Babe proves an apt pupil.
As Babe and Pickles struggle to fill the emotional, and physical void that Philippe’s disappearance has left in The Actor’s life, The Actor wrestles with his demons, and his next film deal while his townhouse becomes a fortress against the media, and the Metropolitan Police, who have suddenly become much more interested in the missing Philippe because he matches the description of a dangerous criminal wanted by INTERPOL. The London summer of 2007 would prove stranger and more sinister than any movie.
The Actor is a stunning piece of literature that enthralled, entertained, and enchanted me from the very first page! Everything about this piece of crime fiction/thriller was exciting; the characters, as well as the story the reader gets to experience, and the incredible literature courtesy of the excellent Mharlyn Merritt, made me fall madly in love with this book! The Actor is a piece of fiction that will captivate readers from all genres thanks to the many themes that are interwoven between the pages. This book can only be described as a read that should not be missed! If you are looking to read a book that will grasp your attention from the first page and hold it throughout then already I would implore you lovely readers to read this book because it is utterly brilliant!
The Actor is a thrilling, shocking, and memorable thriller that will take its readers on a twisty turny journey. The reader in The Actor will meet the star of the book, known as ‘the actor’ and in The Actor the reader will follow him on his turbulent star-studded life. The action is a British film star and he lives the life of sex and drugs, however, soon his life is turned upside down. The actor’s life is turned upside down when his PA (and lover), goes missing and soon becomes a homicide and the actor is the prime suspect and this book lovers is the short premise of the incredible and thrilling The Actor!
The story of The Actor is a magnificent one that is full of many exciting moments and many twists and turns. As the reader reads this book they will always be kept on edge thanks to the unexpected turns the reader will experience; these twists and turns will guarantee the reader keeps the reading. They will feel compelled to do so, and that is the sheer beauty of this novel! The excellent author of this novel, Mharlyn Merritt effortlessly takes the reader on a thrilling journey; Merritt’s words managed to keep me intrigued as well as entertained as I raced through this book. It is the kind of book that is impossible to put down, and when I had to I longed for it! I wanted to be reunited with the story I had grown to love and the characters I had become invested in.
Mharlyn Merritt is a talented and well-accomplished author who has written an unforgettable novel that features heavily on its characters and themes. Merritt’s characters are superb, and I think every reader will be able to find an attribute they like in them. They are believable, and their narratives jump right off the page and into the reader’s mind. This is another thing… Merritt has managed to create a vivid picture in my mind of this setting she has established. Merritt’s sometimes long, descriptive sentences, captured my imagination, and made me turn the pages with haste!
To summarize my thoughts on the exciting and thrilling novel that is The Actor; I would say if you are a reader who is tired of reading the same old books that are lackluster and forgettable then take a chance with this one because I promise you now that you will not be disappointed! The Actor gets five stars from me!
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