Far Out uses a movie script as a basis for an adventure when a Hollywood actress suffers from amnesia and wakes up ready for the 1960s.

4-STAR REVIEW: FAR OUT by Khaled Talib

About The Book

Publication Date: January 8, 2024

Hollywood movie star Goldie Saint Helen comes out of a coma after a car accident with an altered identity. She now believes she is a hippie detective living in the Sixties, hired to find a missing teenage girl who is about to end up a guinea pig in a CIA drug experiment.

Goldie also thinks screenwriter Blake Deco, her husband, is an intern at her detective agency. For the time being, Blake plays along as advised by the hospital until she recovers her memory.

However, sinister plotters think it is better that Goldie does not wake up from her fantasy-and they have their reasons.

The couple finds themselves embroiled in a dangerous situation. Blake must use his past military skills as he races against the clock to save his wife before she loses her mind forever.

The Review

Movie star Goldie Saint Helen escapes a fiery car crash with few physical injuries but suffers from dissociative amnesia. Not only does she not recognize those around her, but she thinks she is a character named Gypsy Star.

Her adventures as a private investigator from the 1960s are depicted in Far Out by author Khaled Talib. Goldie fully embraces the persona, especially the vocabulary of the time period. Her husband, Blake, is advised by the doctor to play along.

Meanwhile, two crooked lawyers are laying the foundation to file a petition for Goldie’s estate and steal all her money, a scheme they’ve performed numerous times. Too bad they underestimated Blake.

It’s an action-packed story featuring kidnapping, a blast from the past, and some slapstick comedy. Whether she’s Goldie or Gypsy Star, the female lead character demonstrates great versatility in shifting personalities.

Far Out uses a movie script as a basis for an adventure when a Hollywood actress suffers from amnesia and wakes up ready for the 1960s.

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About The Author

Born and raised in Singapore, Khaled Talib’s books have received reviews in Publishers Weekly and international newspapers.

The author is also a member of the International Thriller Writers.

His books have received praise from New York Times bestselling thriller authors, Gayle Lynds, Ruth Harris, and USA Today bestselling authors, Jon Land, Jean Rabe and Fiona Quinn.

Before he started writing thrillers, Khaled was a magazine journalist and public relations consultant.

When he is not writing, Khaled spends most of his time reading, baking, traveling the world.


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Amy Wilson
Amy Wilson
My name is Amy W., and I am a book addict. I will never forget the day I came home from junior high school to find my mom waiting for me with one of the Harlequin novels from my stash. As she was gearing up for the "you shouldn't be reading this" lecture, I told her the characters get married in the end. I'm just glad she didn't find the Bertrice Small book hidden in my closet. I have diverse reading tastes, evident by the wide array of genres on my Kindle. As I made the transition to an e-reader, I found myself worrying that something could happen to it. As a result, I am now the proud owner of four Kindles -- all different kinds, but plenty of back-ups! "Fifty Shades of Grey" gets high marks on my favorites list -- not for character development or dialogue (definitely not!), but because it blazed new ground for those of us who believe provocative fiction is more than just an explicit cover. Sylvia Day, Lexie Blake, and Kristin Hannah are some of my favorite authors. Speaking of diverse tastes, I also enjoy Dean Koontz, Iris Johansen, and J.A. Konrath. I’m always ready to discover new-to-me authors, especially when I toss in a palate cleanser that is much different than what I would normally read. Give me something with a well-defined storyline, add some suspense (or spice), and I am a happy reader. Give me a happily ever after, and I am downright giddy.


  1. Thanks for the great review! This sounds like such a fun book to read! And I love great female characters.


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