The Siren by Katherine St. John
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing • Publication Date: May 4, 2021
The Lion’s Den was one of my favorite reads in 2020, so The Siren was one of my most anticipated 2021 reads. After two books, Katherine St. John is now an auto-read author for me. When this book arrived from Grand Central Publishing, I dropped everything to start reading it and I loved the escape it provided.
The story alternates between the stories of Stella, an actress starring in the film, The Siren, Taylor the film’s producer, and Felicity, Stella’s assistant. Each of them has a really strong storyline and I loved diving into their backstories and learning all about the secrets each of them was keeping. Stella may have been one of the stars of the film and the one who overcomes the most in the book, but Felicity’s storyline was the one that I enjoyed the most if I had to pick one with everything you learn about her and what she learns along the way. Some of the twists along the way were a bit predictable, but in this book it didn’t bother me at all when something I guessed was proven right.
I liked how the story was broken up with news stories about the film and it’s characters, pages from Stella’s memoir, and Instagram post. Parts of the book definitely gave me some The Seven Husband of Evelyn Hugo vibes, but in the best way. If you are looking for the perfect escapist read, highly recommend this book!
Thank you to Grand Central Publishing for a gifted finished copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
CW: Drug abuse, murder, rape, miscarriage