Lake County

a novel
Lori Roy
Book - 2024

Set in the 1950s, this thriller by Edgar Award-winning author Lori Roy reimagines the life of Marilyn Monroe, tying her fate to a dreamy teenager whose boyfriend runs afoul of the mob. Desperate to break free of small-town Florida, Addie Anne Buckley dreams of following in the path of her glamorous aunt Jean--known to the world as Marilyn Monroe. When Aunt Jean plans a trip to Hollywood for Addie's eighteenth birthday, Addie sees her chance to escape. One thing stands in her way: her boyfriend. Truitt Holt is Addie's first and only love and will be joining her in California. But days before Addie's due to leave, Truitt does an about-face and gives her a painful ultimatum: stay and marry him, or they're through. Addie chooses her dream. Hurt and angry, Truitt unwittingly exposes the illegal bolita game he's been running in mob territory. Now the Tampa Mafia is after him, and he has until midnight to cut a deal that will save his life and Addie's. What he doesn't know...his trouble with the mob has already found Addie and her family. She's already in a fight for her life.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Roy, Lori (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Seattle : Thomas & Mercer, [2024]
Edition:First edition.
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