I overheard Sophie Monk on the radio one morning and loved the self-deprecating, tell-it-like-it is approach to life and wanted to explore how that would play out in the self-obsessed world of Hollyweird. Then, for kicks, I tried writing it in her POV, first-person for odd-numbered chapters and third-person for even-numbered. Fun times. Hope you like.
Ellie Bourke, alumni of “Home and Away”, one of Australia’s longest running TV shows and a leading character in Bart Sweeney’s cult-classic horror “Beast of Bondi” moved to Los Angeles to further her acting career almost a year ago.
Bart loved working with her in “Beast”, and encouraged her to make the move. He believed her to be talented enough to make it on the big stage.
A year later and she’s still finding that success elusive. She’s thinking of packing it in and heading back to Sydney when Joel, her roommate and best friend, is found dead in his tub, a case of suspected suicide.
That pushes her over the edge. She books flights and packs her bags and is ready for the airport when she learns that Joel didn’t kill himself – he was killed.
Can Ellie convince the police that Joel’s death wasn’t suicide? Or accidental?
Can she stay alive herself, now that the killer knows what Ellie knows?
And can she find a career in a city that cares more for what’s on the outside than on the inside?
I read much of G’Day L.A. with a grin on my face. The writing style is lean and conversational–easy on the eye. The pace is fast, and the dialogue is crisp and believable and often funny. – Amazon review
If you enjoyed this one, there’s a sequel: G’Day USA
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