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“This beautifully written and compulsively readable book broke me from my pandemic blockage. It is the perfect summer read.”—Jenna Bush Hager
A young actress. A dark secret. And the charming, manipulative film director whose time is up.
At the height of her career and on the eve of her first Golden Globe nomination, teen star Grace Turner disappeared.
Now, tentatively sober and surprisingly numb, Grace is back in Los Angeles after her year of self-imposed exile. She knows the new life she wants isn’t going to be easy as the husband she walked out on and the public eye she thwarted wants answers.
But when Grace is asked to present a lifetime achievement award to director Able Yorke—the man who controlled her every move for eight years—she realizes that she can’t run from the secret behind her spectacular crash and burn for much longer. And she’s the only one with nothing left to lose.
Alternating between past and present, The Comeback is a powerful and provocative story of justice in the #MeToo era—a true page-turner about a young woman finding her voice.
About the Author
Ella Berman grew up in both London and Los Angeles and worked at Sony Music before starting the clothing brand London Loves LA. She lives in London with her husband, James, and their dog, Rocky. The Comeback is her first novel.
"Raw and nuanced...slices straight down to the nerve. A chilling exposé unfolding in real time--I dare anyone to read it without squirming in suspense and in recognition.”—Chandler Baker, New York Times bestselling author of Whisper Network
“A spectacularly compelling story of a young woman finding the courage to take back control of her life ...This is a novel that will stay with me.”—Sarah Haywood, New York Times bestselling author of The Cactus
“A raw, gripping and spellbinding account of dangerous secrets, a pining for retribution, and the power of women.”—Karma Brown, author of Recipe For A Perfect Wife “A propulsive, timely study of a complicated young woman, trying to put herself back together again in Hollywood's glare. Berman's storytelling is at times darkly funny, at times rage-inducing, always gripping. I read it in 24 hours.”—Laura Hankin, author of Happy and You Know It
“Perfectly of-the-moment, it's gripping, witty, and deeply satisfying—the kind of book you lose sleep over, and cancel plans for. I loved it.”—Katie Lowe, author of The Furies
“The perfect mix of timely topics and tabloid drama. We couldn't put this book down.”—Bad on Paper podcast
“[A] mix of a thrilling page turner with the importance of the #MeToo movement and standing up for what is right...it weaves heavy issues into something unputdownable and enjoyable to read.”—The Stripe
“In a fiction debut that’s all too timely, The Comeback is about Grace Turner, a young actress who returns to Hollywood after retreating from the public eye.”—Betches