Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Rock Bottom by: Erin Brockovich and CJ Lyons Review

Description via Goodreads:
From New York Times bestselling author and internationally renowned environmental and consumer advocate Erin Brockovich comes Rock Bottom, a debut thriller and first in a series of novels that introduces one of the most fascinating and memorable characters in suspense fiction.

Ten years ago, a pregnant seventeen-year-old, Angela Joy Palladino, fled her hometown, Scotia, West Virginia, as a pariah. Over time, AJ succeeded in establishing herself as an environmental activist, dubbed “The People’s Champion,” only to be forced to retreat from the spotlight in the wake of a crushing media disaster.

When AJ is offered a job with a lawyer who is crusading against mountaintop removal mining, she is torn. As a single mother of a special needs nine-year-old boy, AJ can use any work she can get. But doing so will mean returning to the West Virginia hometown she left in disgrace so long ago.

Upon arriving in Scotia, AJ learns of the sudden death of the lawyer who hired her. Soon after joining forces with his daughter, Elizabeth, threats begin to surface, bodies begin to pile up, and AJ discovers that her own secrets aren’t the only ones her mountain hometown has kept buried. Hitting rock bottom, AJ must face the betrayal of those once closest to her and confront the harrowing past she thought she had left behind.

In Rock Bottom, Erin Brockovich combines passionate intensity, first-rate storytelling, and her real life experiences in a novel that will leave you breathless.


My Review:

This book grips you in the same way Erin Brockovich's story gripped you. You follow AJ as she goes home to a place she ran from 10 years ago with her special boy named David. AJ finds herself hired by the daughter of the man that initially hired her to help a great cause mining and a mountain being ripped apart. You learn so much about AJ and somethings about Elizabeth Hardy the lawyer who hires her. You also at least in my case find yourself fighting the battle of good versus evil. Hoping that AJ will help right the wrong that is going on. You also meet David's father who's working to change the rules from within. You also meet AJ's parents and see the price they paid to help their daughter. A long since buried secret. As they had not wanted the truth to come out to their daughter. I enjoyed the spunk that Flora (AJ's grandmother) has she can fight with the best of them, doesn't care about what small minds think and even when arguing with someone will still go the extra mile to help out. Definitely a book I could read again. Erin does it again!

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