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Ript was his ticket out until Hedda tampered with his plans claiming his violence was over the top his premise not credible and his ending implausible Hugh decides to prove otherwise by staging his script's ending and casting Hedda Chase as the victim He flies to Los Angeles and finds Hedda kidnaps her and locks her in the trunk of her vintage BMW in the parking lot at LAX He leaves the keys in the ignition the parking ticket on the dash and lets destiny ta SPOILERS GALORE Sorry to say this was my least favorite of Brundage s books It was disappointing for me since her other 2 books make my favorite list This was too Hollywood and not believable much like Hugh s script The Adjuster maybe that was the pointhmmm Part 1 Hugh s voice was good not great However as soon as Part Two arrived I uickly lost interest didn t really care how Hedda bought her car and her relationship with Tom bla bla etc Denny Daisy and her little rat raised my interest but not enough Like Jodi Picoult Brundage usually does switch points of view but I did not like it this time It aggravated me Unfortunately I was so disgruntled with the middle that the so called thrilling finale just didn t thrill me I could believe the actions Hugh took when he kidnapped Hedda to prove his ending but then when he puts Bruno in the airport all tied up beats up Tom nope not buying it I did love the way Brundage describes the scenes of LAHollywood from the view of Hugh I spent some time in these circles Hugh describes and I felt similarly not being in the industry and from a small town The parties and people were surreal It was nice to visit that again page 9 At this party people looked at him with curiosity as if they were wondering who he was or what he did or what he d done and because there was always the possibility that he was someone important important perhaps than a few of the other guests they smiled at him with interest as if knowing him might be good for them Brundage s attempt to incorporate many issues was appreciated but did not succeedhow far will one go to make dreams come true to escape his dead end life Hollywood idiosyncrasies Ira war damaged veterans women Fatima messed up relationships too many thingsnot tied up very well One main problem is I didn t like or care about one character in this book There was no one to root for This book does not ualify as a thriller but the story could be a thrilling movie like all of Brundage s booksAnd poor poor MarionI sincerely felt bad for that wifetalk about your husband going through a midlife crisis I guess I liked herOh the ending Come on There s something beautiful about a woman making her escapeHeading west Straight into the sun Ok Brundage you slammed that Hollywood endingIf you haven t read Doctor s Wife or Someone Else s Daughter by Brundage I super highly recommend them Excellent books page turners amazingly interesting characters that I really cared about descriptive images that burn your mind

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A Stranger Like You

A taut and terrifying thriller about the lengths to which we'll go to make our dreams come true Hedda Chase is a top flight executive producer at Gladiator Films fast tracked in the business since she graduated from Yale An aggressive businesswoman she recently pulled the plug on a film project initiated by one of her predecessors The screenwriter on the project was Hugh Waters a wannabe with a dead end marriage and a day job at an insurance company This sc Hugh is very upset when he finds out the Hollywood screen play which had been accepted has now been withdrawn by a new executive Hedda Chase He flies to Los Angeles stalks Hedda ties her up and puts her in the trunk of her car she claims it was trite and the person would have escaped under the same circumstances in his screenplay and leaves the car parked under a light with the keys on the seat at the Los Angeles airport There are then a couple of chapters about Hugh s stay in Los Angeles Part II goes back to before the abduction but it was confusing at first because it still describes what Hugh is doing and then brings in Hedda I wasn t sure at first if she had escaped Among the other characters are an Irai exchange student Daisy a young girl living on her own who plays the harmonica and Denny an Ira veteran with combat stress We don t find out what happened to Hedda until the finale Part 5

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Ke its course This is the set up for a troubling smart deadly look at women and images of women at media as a high stakes game and the selling of a war as theatre One key character is an Ira veteran and one of Hedda's projects is a film about women in Ira Brundage's Los Angeles is a casual battleground that trades carelessly in lives and dreams As always her characters are complicated surprising and intense in this high velocity provocative novelWatch a Vid A hauntingly written narrative about several misfits who through a variety of circumstances come together to have a major impact on each other s lives We first meet Hugh Waters an insurance salesman who is a writer wanna be He has left his wife in New Jersey and traveled to Los Angeles to confront a renowned film producer Hedda Chase who has rejected Hugh s screenplay It soon becomes uite apparent that Waters is psychologically disturbed and his actions set the tone for the rest of the novelAs the novel develops we are able to follow Hedda s relationship with Tom Chase another screenwriter one with whom Hedda has fallen in love And then there is Denny a young veteran of the Ira war He comes into the picture after meeting a young vagrant Daisy whose life intersects with Hugh s through a chance meeting at a dinerEach of these characters has led a troubled life and their subseuent interactions reflect that As they come together the actions taken impact them as individuals in addition to impacting their relationships with one another A Stranger Like You portrays the need for self knowledge and self esteem and the ways in which each of these traits lays the foundation for interpersonal relationships A very interesting and beautifully written novel


10 thoughts on “A Stranger Like You

  1. says:

    Early on in A Stranger Like You one character asks another what kind of person can create characters who are absolute monsters The idea is that someone who can write about a fictional person committing atrocious acts is also very capable of committing those same acts as well With that in mind I'm a little hesita

  2. says:

    This is a crime novel that I'd happily recommend to anyone while at the same time warning them that they might very well not like it Brundage switches from one viewpoint character to another throughout her tale which is constructed as if almost a collection of novellas; she also uses several different narrative styles fro

  3. says:

    Hugh is very upset when he finds out the Hollywood screen play which had been accepted has now been withdrawn by a new executive Hedda Chase He flies to Los Angeles; stalks Hedda; ties her up and puts her in the trunk of her car she claims it was trite and the person would have escaped under the same circumstances in his screenplay; and leav

  4. says:

    The Strangers Among Us Three by Elizabeth BrundageThe Doctor’s Wife Plume 2005Somebody Else’s Daughter Plume 2009A Stranger Like You Plume 2011There are many things to praise about Elizabeth Brundage’s novels She tackles controversial to

  5. says:

    It all starts with a PremiseHugh Waters was so excited that he had sold his script His whole life was about to change Then a new person was put in charge so the contract was canceled He believed the new person Hedda Chase was wrong when she

  6. says:

    SPOILERS GALORE Sorry to say this was my least favorite of Brundage’s books ☹ It was disappointing for me since her other 2 books make my favorite list This was “too Hollywood” and not believable much like Hugh’s script ‘

  7. says:

    A hauntingly written narrative about several misfits who through a variety of circumstances come together to have a major impact on each other's lives We first meet Hugh Waters an insurance salesman who is a writer wanna be He has left his wife in New Jersey and traveled to Los Angeles to confront a renowned film producer Hedda Chase who has rejected Hugh's screenplay It soon becomes uite apparent that Waters is psychologically di

  8. says:

    My third free book from the Goodreads giveaway program An insurance underwriter writes a screenplay with the hopes of changing his mundane life

  9. says:

    This book was really hard to rate it's a 25 Definitely not one of my favorites by Elizabeth Brundage I had high hopes for it since I LOVED all her other books I didn't like any of the characters Denny had the most redeeming ualities but just made really bad choices Hugh was just plain awful and a horrible man The ending

  10. says:

    I picked up this book 2 years ago and just recently picked it back up to finish GOOD LORD I wish I had finished t

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