H. L. Roberts
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23:27 is a beautifully written novel about how stressful situations are not always what they appear to be. H.L. Roberts takes you on an emotional journey keeping you on the edge of your seat the entire time.
23:27 touches on the very sensitive topics of suicide and mental stability when the pressures of society get too difficult to handle for even the most stable individual. Lilith Rose is the lead singer of the popular rock band, United Misfits. and she is tired of all the lies, secrets, and heartache that came with the price tag of stardom. After years of dealing with forced contracts, she does the unthinkable and flees to a small run-down hotel on the outskirts of Los Angeles, where she hosts her tell-all Livestream. Finally, the truth is out there, and Lilith has a decision to make. Life or Death…
Heartbreaking, riveting, great characterization!
It’s phenomenal, wonderful,and not really anything like what’s on the market! I spoke with the author off and on during the pre-write process and before the cover was revealed and tried to get a gauge on the book. I threw out a few titles in talking with her but its incomparable! The characters are great and multidimensional, I could see any of the band members as my friends and I would totally get along with Lilith. Speaking of Lilith, she isn’t overly dramatic, fake, and doesn’t fall into any of the traditional tropes that often befall a young musician. She seems like she could easily be a reviewer, or perform at a coffee shop or wherever with the band. Even when things do start to look less than great, Roberts writes in a way that seems normal and not overly manufactured. She seems to have a good grasp on the reality of what she has written. Alec breaks my heart, he’s written so strong and vulnerable and the relationships written with him are done incredibly well. I promised to write a spoiler free review and I will of course deliver, and HL Roberts is absolutely talented! I was loving the epilogue and there are elements I could see happening in my own life/I want to happen, kinda wanted more of the bandmates story, but it really wasn’t about them so I get it. Roberts did a great job in writing and telling Alec’s story but I was wanting a whole lot more of Lilith (her perspective,her story, just more). This is a book that isn’t what you think, read through the end to see the full story and how it plays out because the twists turns and suspense come through in the very end. Can’t wait to read more.