Review: Plastic by Frank Strausser

Hi y’all! Today I have a review for you but first, let’s talk about plastic surgery. I don’t think there’s a single person out there who wouldn’t want to change something about their body and it can be done... with plastic surgery. I’m going to go ahead and admit that there’s many a thing I would change BUT surgery terrifies me! I really don’t think I could ever go through with it. There‘s a huge success rate with it... until it’s not. I‘d be so scared that something would go wrong and, well, books like this just cement that fear. Let me just plop the synopsis down below and we can continue with this review.


Dr. Harry Previn, the renowned Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, is secretly called in to operate on the disfigured face of the ravishingly beautiful teen pop star Fay Wray following an assault. Surrounded by image makers who value beauty over all else, he soon fears Fay is in mortal danger. Will he risk everything to save her beauty, her life, or himself?

Plastic is a novel of psychological suspense about a heinous crime that leads to a desperate Hollywood cover up. Welcome to “The Capital of Good Looks,” an ephemeral world of celebrity and beauty crashing at the intersection of Hollywood and rock and roll.

My Thoughts:

I thought this book was a fun and quick read but also a bit terrifying. It begins with Dr. Previn losing a patient due to stress/personal issues causing him to be careless. You think it couldn’t get worse than that for him, but OH, IT DOES!! Soon, he’s involved in a cover-up and he’s forced to make some difficult choices. I thought the characters were realistic and intriguing. It was like watching a show of Grey’s Anatomy and you scream at the characters to just stop because they will regret it. Oh wait, y’all don’t do that? (Insert nervous laughter here.) It’s definitely a book you should pick up because I just described the beginning here and don’t want to give anymore information. It’s always much more fun going in to books blind.

The book is currently only $1.99 on Amazon. Click here to purchase. Thank you to Suzy Approved Book Tours and Get Red PR for the gifted copy.

Will you be reading this book? Let me know what you think if you do. I’m always up for a bookish chat.


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