Little sister My investigation into the mysterious death of Natalie Wood

Lana Wood, 1946-

Book - 2021

In this true crime memoir, Lana Wood offers a no-holds-barred account of the life and death of her sister, Natalie Wood, including exclusive new information from people directly involved in the investigation. Clearing up the myths and misconceptions behind her sister's death, the legendary Hollywood actress reveals the secrets she's been holding onto for decades, and in doing so, sets the record straight on one of Hollywood's most notorious celebrity deaths.

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Subjects
Genres
Biographies
True crime stories
Published
New York : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow [2021]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
239 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes filmographies (pages 233-239).
ISBN
9780063081628
0063081628
9780063214224
0063214229
Main Author
Lana Wood, 1946- (author)
Other Authors
Lindsay Harrison (author)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

In this true crime memoir, the author presents a candid account of the life and death of her sister, revealing decades-old secrets and setting the record straight on one of Hollywood's most notorious celebrity deaths.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

In this true crime memoir, the author presents a candid account of the life and death of her sister, revealing decades-old secrets and setting the record straight on one of Hollywood’s most notorious celebrity deaths. 125,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

In this memoir, Lana Wood investigates the mysterious drowning of her sister, the actress Natalie Wood, and clears up the myths and misconceptions behind one of the most notorious celebrity deaths of our time. On the night of November 29, 1981, Natalie Wood disappeared from her yacht, the Splendour, while visiting Catalina Island with her husband, Robert “R.J.” Wagner and their friend, Christopher Walken. The beloved movie star’s tragic drowning shook America, inspiring troves of magazine covers and media pieces. What was originally believed to be an open-and-shut case of accidental drowning has been called into question over the years, and in 2011 the investigation was reopened. In 2018, at the urging of the public, it was reclassified as “suspicious.”Ever since, the question has remained: What really happened to Natalie Wood?Lana Wood, Natalie’s younger sister, long suspected nefarious circumstances surrounding her sister’s death. Her closest confidante from childhood, Lana stood witness to Natalie’s life: the successes, the heartache, and her deepest pain. But there was tremendous fear about investigating the case. Uncertain of what her own search would unravel, and frightened of the possibilities, Lana stayed silent for years, until she no longer could. She realized she was ignoring what was in front of her, and that the best way to honor her sister's legacy would be uncovering the secrets behind the very end of Natalie’s life.By elucidating previously unknown complications of Natalie’s life, and offering new evidence from key parties involved in the investigation—including the boat’s captain and other witnesses—Little Sister recounts Lana’s search for the truth and brings to light explosive details that have been suppressed for decades. Ranging from the bonds that hold family together, to inconsistencies in interviews with detectives to complications with evidence, this story of sisterhood and mystery presents a fresh perspective on a night that has long been fodder for Hollywood lore.