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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
THROW AWAY GIRLS by Jennifer Vaughn
Published July 2nd 2016 by Waldorf Publishing Read: July 2016 How I Got It: Ebook (approximately 348 pages) from NetGalley
Jaycee Wilder is a dedicated on-air reporter who gets involved
in a story about three murdered women in an underground sex community. She works
closely with Detective James Barton to get justice for these girls even going
undercover to perform her own investigation. Set in Los Angeles, the scenery
becomes part of the story, and Jaycee’s boyfriend is even an actor with several
roles on TV crime dramas. It is unknown why Jaycee becomes so attached to these
murdered “throw away girls,” but she becomes so closely involved that she may also
become a victim.
Throw Away Girls is told in third person perspective often
switching between perspectives of multiple characters. This device truly takes
away from the story, and it adds to the already poor characterization. The plot
is interesting, but the execution does not allow the reader to feel anything
for the characters. The progression of the story is also quite predictable, and
the mystery and crime aspects lack motive. Dedicated mystery fans should skip
this one for more developed crime procedurals, but if readers want a quick
emotionless read as a palate cleanser, this is the pick.
*Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an advanced electronic copy in exchange for an honest review.