Friday Book Share: Frame 232 (A Jason Hammond Novel)

Hello, SE Readers. It’s time for another Friday book share. I drew the honors this month and decided to look back into my archives.

I’ve always been interested in history and the assasination President John F. Kennedy. Theories about the assassination have floated around for years. Was there more than one shooter? Were shots fired from the grassy knoll? Could Oswald have fired the fatal shot from the sixth-floor window?

I suppose conspiracy theories will continue as long as there is interest. I’ve wavered back and forth on the idea of multiple shooters, watched the Zapruder film, and I still don’t know what to believe.

A few years ago, I came across the book Frame 232 by Wil Mara. It’s a fictional story based on the mysterious Babushka Lady, who some believe may have filmed the assassination. If such a film exists, it could provide new information as she was standing closer to the motorcade than Abraham Zapruder.


The time had come, she decided, to rid herself of this burden, to take the steps necessary to put the matter to rest once and for all. And the first step, she knew—against every instinct and desire—was to watch that film.

During the reading of her mother’s will, Sheila Baker discovers that she has inherited everything her parents ever possessed, including their secrets. A mysterious safe deposit box key leads her to the answers to one of history’s greatest conspiracies: who killed John F. Kennedy? Not only does she have the missing film, revealing her mother as the infamous babushka lady, but she has proof that there was more than one shooter.

On the run from people who would stop at nothing to keep secrets buried, Shelia turns to billionaire sleuth Jason Hammond for help. Having lost his own family in a tragic plane crash, Jason knows a thing or two about running from the past. With a target on their backs, can Jason uncover the truth in time, or will this shooter finally make their mark?

The book was intriguing and opened up some fascinating possibilities. It was fast-paced and kept me wanting to turn the pages.

If you enjoy reading fictional accounts of real-life events or have an interest in JFK conspiracies, I think you’ll like this book. Click here to view on Amazon.

24 thoughts on “Friday Book Share: Frame 232 (A Jason Hammond Novel)

  1. Wow! This sounds like a fascinating story – fiction or not. I’ve always been interested in the Kennedy assassination – partly because it took place in Texas and partly because I loved JFK. This sounds like a book I need to pick up. Thank you for sharing, Joan!

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  2. I was going to give your blog a polite read. I rarely take the advice of others when it comes to books. But this drew my attention. I was to young to remember the assassination but I’ve been reading about it since I was a kid. I had a chance to visit Dallas a few years back and take a tour of the building where Oswald worked and supposedly took the shot.

    Oddly enough, they will not allow people to look out that window.

    It could have been pulled off. It was a different time and if people place themselves in the world of 1963 they will discover how easy it would have been to fool the public.

    I’m marking this book down. Even though its fiction it sounds like the author blended fact and fiction which is always fascinating. Thank you for doing this.

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    • Bryan, glad you enjoyed the post. I too wonder why they won’t allow people by that window. I stood at the next one, trying to get a feel of what it would have been like in 1963 but it’s not the same. And I agree, back then a conspiracy would have been easy to pull off. I’m reminded of what Governor Connely said as the shots were being fired, “My God, they’re going to kill us all.” Even he thought there were multiple shooters.


  3. Joan, I was so excited when I saw your book share! I recently picked up a copy of Frame 232 at my library’s annual book sale. I’ve read numerous books on Bobby Kennedy, and by association, the Kennedy family and JFK. I’m looking forward to reading this book. I also want to pick up a copy of 11/22/63 by Stephen King. While the central point of my interest in the Kennedy family is centered on Bobby, I glom onto most anything connected to them. Excellent share today!

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    • I never really cared for Ted, but Jack and Bobby always interested me. It’s so strange to think of a family as both so blessed and so cursed. Most of us are right down the middle, but the Kennedys seem to live on the extreme sides of both ends of the spectrum.

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      • I agree with you. Jack and Bobby fascinated me. Of course I can remember both assassinations. (Yikes!) I think for those living on 11/22/63 it’s sort of like 9/11. You remember exactly where you were and what you were doing. I was a small child but remember my daddy telling me the president had been killed. Ted wasn’t a favorite of mine. We did see the movie Chappaquidick this year. Interesting for sure.


  4. I’m sure it won’t surprise you to know I’m also fascinated with his assassination. Visiting the Book Depository was one of the most profound, moving experiences of my life. I think I cried the entire time I wrote in the guest book. You should check out Stephen King’s 11/22/63. It’s a creative blend of fact and fiction; the end is a little odd (as almost all his novels are), but the story was, on the whole, really good. I’m going to look into the one you recommended. Thanks.

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