Lights, Camera, Action (Paranormal Talent Agency #1) by Heather Silvio – Review by Sarah Oakes

Lights, Camera, Action (Paranormal Talent Agency, #1)Lights, Camera, Action by Heather Silvio
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A great read about acting. Catherine is an empathy launching her acting agency business in Las Vegas. Things are going well as she sets up shop and hires new actors for movie projects. But at the same time, actresses are turning up dead in mysterious circumstances across the city. Before too long, her agency is targeted. With her lead actor suspected of murder and a killer closing in, can she solve the mystery before its too late?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns. Well developed characters like Catherine doing what she loves and also standing up for herself or Alex as charming but also kind underneath. Great cast of supporting characters like the bubbly Mia or the creepy councilwoman or the strange Robin.
I loved the visual detail throughout the novel like in the scenes with the party full of life and colour and people with the vivid sense of the flowers smelling so strong it is as if you were actually there. Or the sense of colour with the masquerade ball with bright greens and blues and purples and blacks with wonderful costumes perfectly written. This contrasted beautifully with the pure white council room chamber that was too perfect for a sense of unease.
The use of suspense was written well, with mystery and intrigue making you want to keep reading to find out what really happened. I also enjoyed the use of the supernatural with powers and magical creatures unusual to this kind of novel. This mix with the realism of acting and crime made for a captivating read.
The only issue I would raise is that it felt like the protagonist was talking to audience instead of being a narrative, giving it a light hearted tone that didn’t fit with the serious themes of death and crime but this could be resolved by switching to the third person. Overall, a great read and I would give it four stars.

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