An Unlikely Book Club

An Unlikely Story (AUS) Book Group has been meeting since January 2017. We read and discuss many genres, though most selections are current and historical fiction. Our discussions are always lively, even when we are not totally enamored of the month's book selection. Join us on the second Wednesday of each month at 11:00am in the Second Story!

This month we’ll be meeting to discuss The Princess of Las Vegas by Chris Bohjalian.

For more information, or to sign up, contact Lynda at lynda@anunlikelystory.com

ABOUT THE BOOK:

THE PRINCESS IS FAKE. THE MURDERS ARE REAL • From the New York Times bestselling author of The Flight Attendant and The Lioness, a Princess Diana impersonator and her estranged sister find themselves drawn into a dangerous game of money and murder in this twisting tale of organized crime, cryptocurrency, and family secrets on the Las Vegas strip.

Crissy Dowling has created a world that suits her perfectly. She passes her days by the pool in a private cabana, she splurges on ice cream but never gains an ounce, and each evening she transforms into a Princess, performing her musical cabaret inspired by the life of the late Diana Spencer. Some might find her strange or even delusional, an American speaking with a British accent, hair feathered into a style thirty years old, living and working in a casino that has become a dated trash heap. On top of that, Crissy’s daily diet of Adderall and Valium leaves her more than a little tipsy, her Senator boyfriend has gone back to his wife, and her entire career rests on resembling a dead woman. And yet, fans see her for the gifted chameleon she is, showering her with gifts, letters, and standing ovations night after night. But when Crissy’s sister, Betsy, arrives in town with a new boyfriend and a teenage daughter, and when Richie Morley, the owner of the Buckingham Palace Casino, is savagely murdered, Crissy’s carefully constructed kingdom comes crashing down all around her. A riveting tale of identity, obsession, fintech, and high-tech mobsters, The Princess of Las Vegas is an addictive, wildly original thriller from one of our most extraordinary storytellers.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 - 11:00am
Event address: 
111 South Street
Plainville, MA 02762
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$29.00
ISBN: 9780385547581
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday - March 19th, 2024