The Hot One

The Hot One

A Memoir of Friendship, Sex, and Murder

Book - 2017
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An exploration "of friendship with a tragic twist--two childhood best friends diverge as young adults, one woman is brutally murdered, and the other is determined to uncover the truth about her wild and seductive friend"
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781451625813
Characteristics: ix, 244 pages ; 24 cm


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Jan 15, 2018

I'll be honest: partway through this book, I googled the murder victim's name and it turned out I knew all about the case (Ashton Kutcher's "ex-girlfriend" is the victim). So I skimmished the rest of the book. Before I googled, I was slightly put off by Murnick's voice as the surviving friend. She comes off as a self-involved narcissist and I usually love broken people! Anywho, not a bad book. I was really enjoying it before I spoiled it for myself, but once I knew what I knew, the wind in my sails died.


Nov 21, 2017

Since the author really didn't know the victim very well, the book ends up being about the author herself. Not very interesting. A bit too much "look at me, look at me".

AL_KATI Aug 28, 2017

I really enjoy true crime, but lately I've been drawn to reading about the victim's family and their friends in the aftermath of tragedy. I couldn't put this down because it's also about the power of female friendships and how we view ourselves in comparison to others. Highly recommend if you like true crime but need a break from all the (often gory) details. If you liked "Alligator Candy," you'll also enjoy this.


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