February 2, 2022

The Woman Beyond the Attic

The V.C. Andrews Story

"When books fail to give me what I need, dreams supply the rest." ~ 9%

The Woman Beyond the Attic is meant to be a celebration to the late great, famously private V.C. Andrews. Her personal life was part secretive, part fascinating. In this new release, her ghost writer Andrew Neiderman aims to connect her personal life to her famous novels based on letters and interviews. It is the first book of its kind!

I was more interested in the behind-the-scenes fiction than fact. This book includes a partial manuscript for an unpublished novel. Thanks to the Andrews family for allowing the unedited manuscript to be included. It was way more engaging than the personal letters and so-called "full" true story. I know nothing more about V.C. Andrews than before I read page one. 

The Woman Beyond the Attic would perhaps be better received as a book examining Virginia Cleo's own life experiences and how they were applied to her characters' lives. Or better yet, let the famous author continue to be a mystery to us all; let her memory just be no matter how cryptic it seems.

Happy Pub Day, Andrew Neiderman! The Woman Beyond the Attic is now available.

Disclaimer: An advance copy was received directly from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Opinions are my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins.

Title: The Woman Beyond the Attic: The V.C. Andrews Story
Author: Andrew Neiderman
Published: February 2022
Pages: 288
Edition: Galley
Rating: 🖤

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