Deception

A Hollywood Mystery

Fiction - Crime
271 Pages
Reviewed on 08/27/2020
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Author Biography

I was born in Norway and loved to roam the mountains above my home town. I couldn't imagine living anywhere else. But my father moved our family to Seattle where, seemingly out of nowhere, from grade school on, my one and only goal was to work as an actress. I didn't give much thought to how much I also loved to write. Clint Eastwood gave me my first chance to work in a movie and my dreams began to come true. I've worked in TV and on stage in L.A., Seattle, Vancouver, B.C. and New York. I finally gave in to my urge to write and began writing scripts. I was thrilled when I won runner up in the Washington State Screenwriting Competition. I wrote my memoir Learning How to Fly which won the Beverly Hills Book Award which also was a special honor. Deception - A Hollywood Mystery brings together everything I know about acting, writing, crime and true Hollywood stories. By the end of the story I had fallen in love with my characters and now am working on a sequel.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Steve Leshin for Readers' Favorite

In Deception: A Hollywood Mystery by Britt Lind, Josh Sibley, a singer-songwriter, has hopes of making it big one day. With good looks and lots of talent, he finds his personal road to stardom mired in rejections, manipulation, disappointment, and greed. Added to that is a troubling childhood background. Enter Lola Levy, the wife of a director - a smoking hot female in her early twenties with a weak singing voice. Her director/husband employs Josh to be her singing coach. Without giving too much away, a murder takes place and Josh and Lola are in the middle of it with the Beverly Hills police department on the case. We are introduced to Police Sergeant Rosemaria Baker, a beautiful yet cynical cop investigating the murder. Her partner is Detective Larry Coleman, a tall, dark and handsome type who is more than a shallow front as the two cops investigate the murder.

Deception: A Hollywood Mystery by Britt Lind gives the reader an insider’s look at the underbelly of Hollywood and the way men and women come with hopes and dreams, only to see them dashed. But that is not all this novel is about. Britt Lind populates her novel with well-rounded characters and a plot that clicks. She knows “the business” from years of experience as an actress, singer, and writer and it enhances her story. Deception has some twists and turns as any good mystery should have. The major characters are fleshed out nicely by Lind with unusual, somewhat disturbing and interesting backstories and the reader will enjoy the background of the Hollywood scene. The writing style keeps the reader engaged throughout. A story that is well worth your time.