In Lee Winter’s latest novel, Changing the Script, we get to visit the world she created when she wrote her last book, Breaking Character. In this tale we follow filmmaker Alex Levitin as she reluctantly takes on the job of director and savior of the film ‘Shezan, Mistress of the Forest’. The film has been dubbed the “worst movie ever” already, and filming hasn’t even begun yet. The movie is being shot on location near the town of Ika Whenu in New Zealand, a stunning and beautiful area of the country. When Alex arrives in New Zealand, she ends up almost running over Senior Constable Sam Keegan, the only police officer in Ika Whenu. Sam already has some strong and negative feelings about the movie being shot in her town. Her opinion doesn’t improve when she meets the newest director, but the two must work together to uncover the saboteur of the film. This leads to all sorts of serious, funny and romantic adventures.
I love the way Ms. Winter writes. Her writing style is very distinctive. There’s just something about the flow of words, the sudden bits of humor or sarcasm that she drops into her work that just appeals to me. I haven’t read a book by her yet that I didn’t absolutely love, and this novel is another addition to my favorites category. The scenery is gorgeous, the characters are well-developed, the chemistry between the main characters is electric, and the story is interesting and entertaining.
Changing the Script is considered a spin-off of the first book, and not a second in a series. That means that you can easily read this book without having read Breaking Character first. However, I loved both books, so I can recommend that you go ahead and read them both. I’m glad I did, and I hope you will too.
I received an ARC from Ylva Publishing for an honest review.
2 thoughts on “Changing The Script ~ A Review”
I’m still reading this, but it’s a great story. Love your review!
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Thanks Carolyn! It really is a great story.