The Hummingbirds: A Novel by Ross McMeekin is the book I’d recommend for anyone with a soft spot for a well written psychological thriller. Necessary Fiction calls it “existential contemporary noir with West Coast gothic vibes,” and that’s accurate. Groundskeeper Ezra falls into a weird relationship with his celebrity clients, a would-be star and her producer husband. There’s the Middle East, a cult, adultery surveillance, loads of money, more glitz—and Los Angeles itself, with its lush scenery and greenery.
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