The Comeback (Hardcover)
A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK! • An empowering, behind-the-scenes novel of a young Hollywood actress and the dark secret she’s ready to confront.
One of Summer 2020’s Most Anticipated Novels
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“Beautifully written and compulsively readable…At its core, this book is about redemption, grace, and pain.”
—Jenna Bush Hager
“A novel so full-blooded, so humane, that the pages feel almost warm to the touch. A clarifying, purifying chronicle of a promising young woman gone astray and the story of her comeback. Grace Turner can do it. You can do it, too.”
Grace Turner was one movie away from Hollywood’s A-List. So no one understood why, at the height of her career and on the eve of her first Golden Globe nomination, she disappeared.
Now, one year later, Grace is back in Los Angeles and ready to reclaim her life on her own terms.
When Grace is asked to present a lifetime achievement award to director Able Yorke—the man who controlled her every move for eight years—she knows there’s only one way she’ll be free of the secret that’s already taken so much from her.
The Comeback is a moving and provocative story of justice—a true page-turner about a young woman finding the strength and power of her voice.
About the Author
Ella Berman grew up in both London and Los Angeles and worked at Sony Music before starting the clothing brand London Loves LA. She lives in London with her husband, James, and their dog, Rocky. The Comeback is her first novel.
"Ella Berman's debut novel is a Hollywood tale that packs a wallop...the reader is taken on a journey of self-discovery and redemption...Grace Turner dreams big, suffers and soars. A stunning debut."
—Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife
“Berman’s novel of a young woman recruited far too early in her life into the Hollywood machine may be the smartest book I’ve read in the past few years…”
“In this compulsively readable story, Berman smartly picks apart the idea of a perfect victim...It’s a tale as old as time, told compassionately through a fresh new lens.”
“A hopeful exploration of dealing with trauma that will have readers looking at celebrity gossip differently.”
"Raw and nuanced...slices straight down to the nerve. A chilling exposé unfolding in real time--I dare anyone to read it without squirming in suspense and in recognition.”
—Chandler Baker, New York Times bestselling author of Whisper Network
“A spectacularly compelling story of a young woman finding the courage to take back control of her life ...This is a novel that will stay with me.”
—Sarah Haywood, New York Times bestselling author of The Cactus
“A raw, gripping and spellbinding account of dangerous secrets, a pining for retribution, and the power of women.”
—Karma Brown, author of Recipe For A Perfect Wife
“A propulsive, timely study of a complicated young woman, trying to put herself back together again in Hollywood's glare. Berman's storytelling is at times darkly funny, at times rage-inducing, always gripping. I read it in 24 hours.”
—Laura Hankin, author of Happy and You Know It
“A compelling tale of power and justice.”
“Perfectly of-the-moment, it's gripping, witty, and deeply satisfying—the kind of book you lose sleep over, and cancel plans for. I loved it.”
—Katie Lowe, author of The Furies
“The perfect mix of timely topics and tabloid drama. We couldn't put this book down.”
—Bad on Paper podcast
“[A] mix of a thrilling page turner with the importance of the #MeToo movement and standing up for what is right...it weaves heavy issues into something unputdownable and enjoyable to read.”
“In a fiction debut that’s all too timely, The Comeback is about Grace Turner, a young actress who returns to Hollywood after retreating from the public eye.”