*I would like to thank Waldorf Publishing and NetGalley for an advanced reader copy of this book for review*
“He was no serial killer cliché, with a mom complex and a taste for blood. No, his missionary murders were purpose-driven.”
“Throw Away Girls” by Jennifer Vaughn is an exceptionally good read! If you have a taste for the twisted and like a story that will keep you guessing until the very end, this is your book!
The story revolves around Jaycee Wilder, a popular TV news anchor, obsessed with the ‘throw away girls’ murder case. Jaycee and her fun and flamboyant cameraman Ben go anywhere the story requires and in Jaycee’s case, even some places she never should be. Once Jaycee becomes hell bent on finding justice for these murdered girls that no one else seems to care about, she ends up dangerously close to the seedy sex underground of Los Angeles and the killer.
Jennifer Vaughn reels you in with her industry lingo and exceptional imagery. Even when introducing a new character to the plot, she uses her words to paint a picture in your mind that won’t soon go away… For example, when Vaughn inserts Boston cop character Barton to the story, she illustrates his personality by saying, “He was a doughnut-eating, Irish barstool-sitting dude who swallowed his ‘r’s’ and belched Boston pride. He was drowning in this land of bottled water, pet massages, and skinny jeans no real man should be found dead in. This place has no soul.” — now if that doesn’t paint and picture and demand a second look, I don’t know what does.
This is a great thriller that is dirty, raunchy, and keeps you guessing until the very chapter. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys murder mysteries, thrillers, and twists! I look forward to more from Jennifer Vaughn and hope this is only book 1 in what will become a long series.