[Book Review] Rock Bottom by Erin Brockavich

Posted 22 March, 2011 by Molly in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

About the Book:
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, Angela Joy Palladino left home as a pregnant seventeen-year-old in trouble. Far from home, AJ succeeded in establishing her career as an environmental activist, dubbed “The People’s Champion,” only to suffer failure once again in the wake of a crushing media disaster.

So when AJ is offered a job with a lawyer who has taken on large mining corporations hoping to stop their mountaintop removal of her hometown, she is torn. As a single mother of a special needs nine-year-old boy, AJ needs any work she can get. But doing so will mean returning to the West Virginia hometown she left in disgrace so long ago.

AJ finally accepts, hoping to find a sense of purpose in her efforts to save the only place she ever called home. That is until threats begin to surface and bodies begin to pile up, and AJ soon discovers 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 story-telling, and her real-life experiences in a novel that will leave you breathless.

About the Author(s):

Erin Brockovich, author of Rock Bottom, is the real life inspiration behind the Oscar-winning movie that bears her name. Today she continues to perform legal work as a director of environmental research and is involved in consulting on numerous toxic waster investigations. Brockovich is active on the motivational speaking circuit, with a thriving lecture series and a television talk show in development. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

For more information, view Erin Brockovich’s Web site.

My Review:
A debut Erin Brockavich thriller and I am HOOKED! This fantastic author knows how to create a novel that has all the elements: complex characters, intriguing plot, thought provoking messages, intense thrills, and writing styles that keep the reader interested until the very last word. Erin Brockavich took a story and made it fit every readers tastes. 
The main character AJ left home at 17 when she got pregnant, and became and environmental activist. She succeeded until a major media mishap. She’s determined to do what it takes to make ends meet for her and her 9 year old special needs son, so she reluctantly accepts a job back home, in an effort to save her mountain West Virginia home. But, what happens when AJ realizes her secrets she buried aren’t alone in this town? There are bodies stacking up and her past is coming back.  Will AJ have to hit rock bottom before things get better? Or will she be able to save herself…..and her hometown…..before rock bottom becomes permanent for everyone? 
The intense suspense and realness of this book is fantastic. Erin Brockavich takes real life experiences and incorporates them into a brilliant, complex work of fiction. Each page is better than the one before, and the story is a whirlwind of action that leaves you in awe. 
I highly recommend this novel to every one. With all the elements of a great thriller novel, this 4 star novel is sure to hit home with each new reader. I am anxious to read another book by the highly skilled Erin Brockavich. 
You can purchase your copy here
*This book was provided for review by FSB Media*

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