Review: The Nobodies Album

Why I picked it: My book club read The Dogs of Babel which we all enjoyed and I had been reading such great things about The Nobodies Album that I had to read it.  The premise was so interesting to me.

Synopsis: Bestselling novelist Octavia Frost has just completed her latest book—a revolutionary novel in which she has rewritten the last chapters of all her previous books, removing clues about her personal life concealed within, especially a horrific tragedy that befell her family years ago.

On her way to deliver the manuscript to her editor, Octavia reads a news crawl in Times Square and learns that her rock-star son, Milo, has been arrested for murder. Though she and Milo haven’t spoken in years—an estrangement stemming from that tragic day—she drops everything to go to him.

The “last chapters” of Octavia’s novel are layered throughout The Nobodies Album—the scattered puzzle pieces to her and Milo’s dark and troubled past. Did she drive her son to murder? Did Milo murder anyone at all? And what exactly happened all those years ago? As the novel builds to a stunning reveal, Octavia must consider how this story will come to a close.

Type: Fiction

Quick Take: Recommend - Reading reviews for this book I was surprised to see so many people label it a murder mystery.  There is a murder that's solved by the end of the book but I thought this was Octavia's story about lifes regrets and hope for her relationship with her son and their future.  This novel takes place over just a few days yet you have no idea of this while reading (it's a page turner).

Source: Library (audio)