If you like your Jackie Collins novels' - with feisty female characters and no holds barred action, this book is for you. You like steamy sex, degenerate characters, nods at popular culture, yeah, this book is for you.
Three women: Liza, Billie and Kellyanne, every year they meet up at the Hamptons every summer for some down time. Billie is the consummate hard rocking rock star who's desperately in need of a hit. Liza is the new sort of pop feminist - she likes men, fashion and pushing the envelope - more a younger, hotter Paglia than a Steniem. Kellyanne is the wanna be actress who's a mistress to an older man, and she's getting restless. This particular summer, when they met up at the Hamptons... tick, tick, tick... boom.
What I loved about the novel is that the writer truly gets the modern evils of celebrity. Salem gets the ubiquitous websites, the blackberries, the sly gossip of the various papers. I was hooked from this passage "Faye rarely remembered the young singles who made their invasion of the Hamptons a summer ritual, hitting the streets and beaches like locusts on crops... this last group had been different. Sin by sin, their sordid lives were played out in the traditional columns and online gossip sites. Scandal. It seemed to be the new generation's proof of life."
Loved this book.
Love, love love.